Translation of Famitsu's reviews of Captain Toad

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#1 onesiphorus
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Here are the translations of Famitsu's review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. This game received a collective 34/40 (85%) score from the Japanese gaming magazine.

Reviewer 1 – 8

Captain Toad and Toadette are irresistibly cute with their uncertain walking (laughing). The stages which rotate in the 3D space as you progress have various mechanics and routes packed in, and while they aren’t very big in size, they are still produced neatly to be enjoyable. As game mechanics have many gimmicks which are familiar from the Super Mario Bros. series, anyone can play. There are over 70 stages and replaying is fun, too.

Reviewer 2 – 9

The stages are like three dimensional puzzles which you can observe from all directions. When you get the grasp of the route and gimmicks, it feels great. It is convenient that there are several ways to control the direction of the camera. Every course isn’t just about getting to the regular goal since if you aim to obtain the super diamond and a title of achievement, the difficulty increases which is excellent. Variety like hopping on a rail car and seeing the stage from Captain Toad’s viewpoint is also fun.

Reviewer 3 – 9

This is a product that everyone can play regardless of age or gender. While puzzle elements are strong, the game creates an original combination of action and mechanisms. It is fun to clear the stage after trying repeatedly by trial and error. There are boss fights and shooting scenes, so the variation is abundant. When you rotate the three dimensional world, visible things change so it is easy the get confused and feel like you are straying into another world.

Reviewer 4 – 8

Even if the size of fields is small, it is very fun to progress your way towards the goal by rotating the viewpoint and by understating gimmicks of each field. A pleasant aspect of the game is that you can play stages easily one-by-one without losing interest. Taken measures for giving help at the times when you are stumped are also welcome. There may be a feeling that the volume is insufficient, but because the price is also reasonable, I’d say it is enough.

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#2 elheber
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Lookin' good, Nintendo. This year has been pure quality.

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#3  Edited By bunchanumbers
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The list of quality games on Wii U only grows. I'm predicting GOTM for December, and either an 8 or 9. As long as the reviewer doesn't get stuck on a puzzle and rage quits.

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I can't understand why some people who are Nintendo fans look down on this game.

Sure, this is originally a Super Mario 3D World mini-game. However, the concept is brilliant and original, and the fact Nintendo will extend it for 70 levels means we will get a lot of smart level design along the way.

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@Pierst179:

I feel like this belongs on a tablet for 2.99.

It's a really good game but i think sales will be low because of competition.

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#6  Edited By yokofox33
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I love a good puzzle/platformer. Highly looking forward to this gem. WiiU is rocking right now. Turning into my favorite console easily.

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Famitsu gives high scores to everything.

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#8  Edited By thedude-
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Famitsu gives high scores to everything.

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#9 madsnakehhh
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@thedude- said:

Famitsu gives high scores to everything.

Regardless of that, the game still looks very fun.

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#10 thedude-
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@madsnakehhh said:

@thedude- said:

Famitsu gives high scores to everything.

Regardless of that, the game still looks very fun.

Indeed I agree. Kind of reminds me of a 3d Fez, but with simpler challenges.

However Japanese gaming press has major problems. Like many preview editorials have to be reviewed and edited by the company of the game being written about.

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#11  Edited By deactivated-57d8401f17c55
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I might have gotten this game

If you didn't turn the camera with the analog sticks AND the gamepad :/

Such a moronic design choice. I guess they could've fixed that though..

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#12  Edited By KBFloYd
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@polishkid99 said:

@Pierst179:

I feel like this belongs on a tablet for 2.99.

It's a really good game but i think sales will be low because of competition.

2.99...for 70 full 3d levels, 2 charcters...cutscenes...60FPS...better than 3d world graphics? no...

anyway the nintendo fanbase will buy it because has to do with mario...should reach 500k like hyrule warriors did.

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i'm getting this game for christmas.

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#14 roboccs
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@elheber said:

Lookin' good, Nintendo. This year has been pure quality.

You're not kidding. And with the recent trend of games coming out that are broken or do not function well, Nintendo should be getting praised because they would never release a game in that state. It's taking them a long time to develop each game, but they are really shining in the world of HD.