Griffin from We Got This Covered wrote:
It was only recently that Nintendo began to present Toad as particularly memorable, and for me the first instance was 2011’s terrific Super Mario 3D Land. In one of the game’s early stages, it’s possible to look through a pair of mounted binoculars to spot the stage’s flag and end goal. Through the looking glass, not only can the flag be seen, but so can Toad; he hops along an ascending stack of blocks, steps back to prepare, leaps — and falls pathetically short of the goal, nearly on his face. Toad has provided adorable comic relief ever since, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is the culmination of an increasingly endearing trend.