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New to the Toad Brigade, recruit? Here are some helpful tips for starting out in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.



You can take each course for a “spin”


Treasure can be found in the most unlikely of places. Luckily, you can use the Joy-Con controllers to explore every nook and cranny in the Nintendo Switch version of the game. In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, you can check out stages from every angle by zooming in and out while gently spinning it around using the system’s gyro camera control.


You can prepare yourself for the Super Pickaxe


The Super Pickaxe is a pointy powerhouse of an in-game item. Don’t let it catch you off-guard! As soon as you pick it up, the Super Pickaxe starts chopping through blocks and enemies—and it doesn’t last long. If you choose your path beforehand, you just might make it through the blocks and enemies ahead of you.


You can loot treasure from a safe(ish) distance


There are three Super Gems to find on each stage, and some of them are in hard-to-reach spots. That’s where turnips come in handy! You can pluck a turnip and then toss it at a Super Gem to try to collect it.


You can preserve your turnips


And then give them as birthday gifts. Just kidding! But for real, they’re pretty valuable in-game items. You don’t need to waste your turnips by tossing them around willy-nilly, because they are a finite resource. You can use them for important things, like enemies and treasure!


You can do the ol’ “split and squish”


Double Cherry time! If you get frustrated controlling your two Captain Toads or Toadettes, try pushing on into a wall to close up the space with the other one. You’ll see what we mean.


To learn more about the game, you can visit the official site.

For Nintendo 3DS systems, use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence