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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is releasing on Switch and 3DS in just a couple of days' time, but the new Switch port features one very telltale sign that it was once a Wii U game.

This clip below, shared by @akfamilyhomeak on Twitter, shows exactly what happens when an amiibo is scanned into the game. As you can see, the game correctly prompts you to touch your amiibo to the right Joy-Con, but the gift animation that follows is displayed on the left side of the screen.

The reason? The Wii U GamePad's amiibo NFC reader was just to the left of the screen, exactly where the animation is displayed, and it would seem that Nintendo has somehow forgotten to update the animation to reflect this. Considering the entire game has been redesigned to suit the Switch's available control methods, this is a very strange oversight indeed.

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Of course, a good patch should be able to sort this out in the future - and we're sure that Nintendo will do just that - and it shouldn't affect your enjoyment of the game. If you're thinking of picking up a copy when it releases this Friday, make sure to check out our Switch and 3DS version reviews to see if the game's for you.

Just before you go, why not let us know if you plan to get Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch or 3DS in the comments below...