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More Gameplay Details for Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Nintendo’s Treehouse opened up the first day of gameplay demonstrations during E3 with more detail on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

The game is a stand alone version of the Captain Toad game featured in Super Mario 3D World, with a wider variety of levels and concepts than featured in that game.

Captain Toad isn’t a particularly brave hero, and is incapable of attacking his enemies directly. He’ll have to make his way to the Power Star at the end of each level, while collecting coins and optional diamonds hidden inside them.

Players are given control over the camera, capable of turning it with their right analog stick or using gyroscope controls to see the entirety of the three-dimensional levels and plot their way through it.

What started as a simple minigame to gather green stars in Super Mario 3D World has become its own game, and with that, the scenarios Captain Toad finds himself in are that much more complex.

For example, one level featured a mine cart which Captain Toad rides in from start to finish. During his ride, the player uses the Gamepad as a first person aiming device and throwing turnips at enemies, obstacles, and collecting coins and diamonds.

Another level took place in a ghost house, adding an even more puzzling element towards getting Captain Toad towards his goal. Doors lead to strange places, and Boos will chase Captain Toad. While you can use the B button to dash, it’s not very fast, and players will have to use strategy to get around enemies.

Ghost houses retain their tricky design from previous Mario titles.

Ghost houses retain their tricky design from previous Mario titles.

In another level, Captain Toad faces off against a large fire dragon within a volcano while the lava slowly rises. Of course, Captain Toad isn’t brave enough to face the dragon head-on. The goal is to make it to the Power Star, at which point a pillar crashes onto the dragon and ends the level.

Captain Toad runs from not only rising lava, but a dangerous dragon. He runs from everything. He's good at it.

Captain Toad runs from not only rising lava, but a dangerous dragon. He runs from everything. He’s good at it.

At the moment, Nintendo hasn’t revealed much information about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’s release, outside of a Holiday 2014 date. Whether the game will be a full sized game released in-stores, or a downloadable game available via the Nintendo eShop.

 



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