If you own a Nintendo Switch, you need to play Captain Toad

The failure of the Wii U has been a boon for the Nintendo Switch. While the Wii U was far from successful commercially, it was the home to some of Nintendo’s most inventive games ever. Slowly, the company has been porting the best releases to its new tablet. It’s giving great games a second life, and perhaps none deserve that spotlight as much as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

First released on the Wii U back in 2014, Captain Toad is an odd little game. On the surface, it looks like a platformer, a classic 3D adventure starring one of Nintendo’s lesser-known characters. But it’s actually more of a puzzle game. Each level is a tiny, self-contained world, like a digital diorama. Toad can’t do much. He can walk and pick up a few objects,…

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