What you need to know
- Nintendo Switch Online is an online subscription service that grants access to retro games, online multiplayer, and free game trials.
- The next game to be offered in the NSO Game Trials is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, a puzzle game.
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available from January 13 to January 20, 2022.
- The game will also be on sale following the trial period.
While many may argue that the Nintendo Switch Online service needs to be revamped and fixed, it does have some redeeming qualities. Namely, the ability to try large games, in full, for one week. This time around, the game that's on offer is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, as was announced by Nintendo in a tweet.
Prepare to dodge dangers in #CaptainToad: Treasure Tracker, available for #NintendoSwitchOnline members to try from 1/13, 10 AM PT — 1/20, 11:59 PM PT!
This title is available to purchase on the #NintendoSwitch #eShop for 30% off until 1/16, 11:59 PM PT!https://t.co/3QkwptJZsV pic.twitter.com/vrpFEG80iRPrepare to dodge dangers in #CaptainToad: Treasure Tracker, available for #NintendoSwitchOnline members to try from 1/13, 10 AM PT — 1/20, 11:59 PM PT!
This title is available to purchase on the #NintendoSwitch #eShop for 30% off until 1/16, 11:59 PM PT!https://t.co/3QkwptJZsV pic.twitter.com/vrpFEG80iR— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 12, 2022January 12, 2022
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is one of the best puzzle games available on the Nintendo Switch, so we definitely think it's worth looking into. A spin-off derived from one of the minigames found in the original Super Mario 3D World, players navigate cube-shaped puzzle worlds as Captain Toad. However, his explorer backpack is so heavy that he can't jump, so players will have to use moving platforms to their advantage to collect all the stars in the level. The Nintendo Switch version also features exclusive levels from Super Mario Odyssey, for fans of 3D Mario to enjoy.
The game is available for all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, even if they don't have access to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Subscribers can play the game from January 13 to January 20, 2022. After the trial period ends, players can purchase the game on sale for 30% off in the Nintendo Switch eShop.
Cubes all around
So many turnips!
Set off on a big adventure as Captain Toad, whose mission it is to save Toadette. Navigate intricate puzzle worlds and collect stars, encountering Mushroom Kingdom enemies as you go. One thing's different, however — you can't jump! Use the environment to your advantage and whack enemies with turnips you find. With secret missions and tons of levels, this puzzle game is a masterpiece.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.