When we first clapped eyes on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker we did wonder if it might be a quick spin-off intended only for the Wii U eShop. However, having spent lots of hands on time tracking treasure ourselves with Captain Toad now, we can say our fears were unsubstantiated. This is definitely a fully fleshed out, game as our Captain Toad preview attests.
We did still wonder if, even with boss fights, mine cart levels and tons of new features to spice up the isometric puzzle gameplay, if there would be enough content to warrant a full priced release alongside heavyweights such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World.
It does appear that Nintendo are positioning this as a mid-tier price Wii U retail game, as North American retailer Kmart has priced their preorder at $39.99. This places it alongside games like Game & Wario which have also launched with a MSRP of $39.99, two-thirds the standard US retail release price.
Will this be a short but sweet game, or great value for money? Let us know what you think with a comment below.