"Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker feels like a design challenge for Nintendo. How do you make a Mario game without jumping? The classic move is a platforming staple forged in large part by the company's own mascot. The enoyable Captain Toad stages in Super Mario 3D World provided a brief glimpse of such a concept, but transforming it into a full-fledged platformer complete with boss stages is a much harder task. I say all this to illustrate just how impressive it is that Captain Toad works at all, much less stands on its own as a fantastic game in what I can only hope is a burgeoning new series."