One of the games that seem to have silently released onto the Wii U like a group of mafioso types taking over local restaurants and strong-arming the sous-chef into putting more onions in the ravioli, is Nintendo’s own first-party title, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. With the launch of the game on the Wii U comes the inevitable need of a walkthrough for those who find themselves oftentimes stuck or just looking for an excuse to watch a little fat guy who can’t jump, puzzle-solve his way through floating levels in a mystical land.
The game stars the pudgy little mushroom, Captain Toad, as he ventures to save his partner in crime after she was abducted by a giant, evil bird. Be prepared for some tropes-vs-triggering from the usual suspects.
Damsel-in-distress cliché put aside, the game is a 3D puzzle-solving title with a unique blend of platforming and exploration that requires a lot of land-altering wizardry in order to complete various levels. You can see the entire game in the very proficient three-hour playthrough provided by YouTuber Zephiel810. The playlist below contains all the levels and a nice 100% so you’ll know where to find all the rare crystals and how to capture them. Check it out below.
This playlist contains videos showing how to collect all Gems and clear all challenges in each level of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
If you stick around after the ending, you’ll also get to scope out the extra Book 4 bonus levels.
I don’t know if this is the kind of game that fits up my alley, but it is an interesting game to watch. The level-altering puzzle-gymnastics required to complete some stages is just mind boggling… yet, I absolutely enjoy seeing how it all comes together. Brilliant, really.
While the video playlist above was originally put together starting four weeks ago (and only finally being complete just recently) you’ll notice that it’s from the Japanese version of the game. Nevertheless, you can purchase the North American version right now, and still use all the tips and gameplay tricks to get past any stage that gets you stumped.