When Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was revealed as a retail title, it was simultaneously heralded as an exciting new spin-off IP by fans of the Super Mario 3D World Captain Toad stages, and an unabashed Nintendo cash grab by the cynics.
Those bashing Captain Toad as a mini-game cash grab have to be feeling a little red in the cheeks now. Captain Toad‘s latest trailer gives a glimpse of 70 stages. They are by no means limited in size, shape, or mechanics. It’s plain to see, the level design, puzzles, and just the overall charm of the game tells you that a lot of effort has been packed into Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Several glimpsed stages look absolutely enormous compared to the Super Mario 3D World levels.