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Guest Post: A Review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author. For more posts like this by the author, check out this page.
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: 3D Puzzle Platformer
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Date Reviewed: December 31st, 2014

Captain Toad is a game set in the Super Mario 3D World environment and story line. In fact it takes place just before Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad is a 3D puzzle platform game for the Nintendo Wii U. You primarily use the tablet to control the game world and move Captain Toad around the reach the goals. Captain toad is a very unique way to play. You either use the touch screen or the second control stick in order to rotate the world map around to navigate Toad though the level. You also have the option to use the Gyro controls built in the tablet itself. Some of the events take place in first person view on the tablet which appears third person on the TV. When you go into a mine cart level you control the aiming with the gyro controls or control stick while throwing object at enemies, coins and other collectibles. Captain Toad controls very well and runs extremely smooth. Continue reading Guest Post: A Review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker


Nintendo Finally Harnessed Their Humor with This Video

Looks like Nintendo has taken a new spin on their marketing and is taking full advantages of the freedom YouTube can grant. Since when did they get this funny? Regardless, it made me a believer in amiibo…just not romance.

Basically, this ill-fated romance definitely demonstrates amiibo and their uses, and I will quite frankly say I didn’t really buy into their point of existence before. The video does a good job of showing the social aspect of the mini-figurines and how you can easily import your character with your personal stats, which hey – is kind of nice. How many times did you go play a game at your friends’ and wished you had all the gear you had on your system unlocked? Plus it cuts down on all that “login” time that you get when you’re doing coop on your Xbox or Playstation, thus making it a rather genius idea.

Check out this Nintendo humor! Maybe you’ll be a believer in the amiibo after.