It’s that time once again for another installment of My First Time Playing. For those of you who are confused about what’s going on here, please check out our previous article for more information. Today we are going to talk about a game that hasn’t come out yet for Wii U, and features a character that (to the best of my knowledge) hasn’t had a starring role on any Nintendo console up to this point. Let’s take a moment to find out what I am talking about, shall we?

The fourth title in our series is Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker for the Wii U. Unlike most titles based on Mario characters, this is not a traditional platformer, but more of an action adventure experience revolving around, you guessed it, collecting treasures. After starting up the demo at my local Best Buy, I knew I was in for a treat. Everything about it just oozes charm (in a good way of course), and shows that even the little guy can have his time in the spotlight, even if it is attached to his head.

It goes like this, Toad is thrown into a three dimensional world where he has to collect three jewels, and then a star  at the end of an area in order to complete a stage. The catch here is that he can’t jump, and you can only attack enemies by throwing different vegetables at them, which in turn adds another element to an already exciting adventure nobody saw coming, and that is stealth. This was an interesting approach to me because there were plenty of times were I just wanted to go on the offensive in order to get through a particular situation, but ended up having to think of another way to do it because the game wouldn’t let me go for the quick solution. From the amount of time I spent playing all I can say is this, it is something unique that fans of this particular character should definitely consider checking out.

Well, that wraps up my first time playing Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker, and to be perfectly honest with all of you, it was a very enjoyable experience. I guess the question now is will I play it again? Definitely, just need to make sure to bring a hard hat and some digging tools with me next time.

If you have any other suggestions on games we could try out, feel free to let us know about them in the comments below.

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Marc Villa

Editor-in-Chief at PlayStation Insider
What's up guys. My name is Marc and I am the Editor-in-Chief here @ PlayStation Insider. I have been writing about video games and tech since 2010. I have a strong passion for video game trends and all things buzzing in the gaming industry. Add me on Playstation Network "illmaticcrook"