Captain Toad's Adventures

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Captain Toad's artwork

Captain Toad's Adventures[1] are a series of courses introduced in Super Mario 3D World, starring the titular Captain Toad as he goes through puzzle-based areas to obtain Green Stars. In these courses, Captain Toad is the only playable character, and he cannot jump, roll, or use any other move that Mario and his friends can use other than running. His stages also do not feature power-ups, but he can return to his normal size by collecting a Super Mushroom if hit by an enemy. If Captain Toad is defeated, one life is lost. The courses are single player only and can only be played when using the Wii U GamePad. The courses are unlocked from the start, but Enemy Battles or general map environments can make them inaccessible. The courses are available on every odd-numbered world, including World Castle, World Star and World Crown, with the exception of World Flower. Some of the levels include the Captain Toad theme from Super Mario Galaxy. The course ends when all of the Green Stars in that course are collected. This concept was later used to develop Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

These levels make a return in the enhanced Nintendo Switch port, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, where they can now be played with up to four players, with additional players playing as the members of the Toad Brigade.[2]

Courses[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
World 1-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad Goes Forth SM3DW Captain Toad Goes Forth.png The Captain Toad course of World 1. This course is a grassy mountain with Biddybuds.
World 3-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad Makes a Splash SM3DW W3-Toad.png The Captain Toad course of World 3. It features water and a Rammerhead.
World 5-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad Plays Peek-a-Boo SM3DW W5-Toad.png The Captain Toad course of World 5. This stage contains Boos, Peepas and Touch Screen Platforms.
World CastleWorldCastleIcon (SM3DW).png-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad Gets Thwomped Get Thwomped.jpg The Captain Toad course of World Castle. It is a fortress surrounded by lava, and contains some Thwomps, Bullet Bills, and Conveyor Belts.
World StarWorld Star-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad Takes a Spin Take a Spin.jpg The Captain Toad course of World Star, set in space. Here, P-Switches are used to spin the cube the level is set in. Fizzlits also stick to its sides.
World CrownCrownIcon.png-SM3DW Captain Toad Level Icon.pngCaptain Toad Captain Toad's Fiery Finale Fiery Finale.jpg The Captain Toad course of World Crown. Lava rises and falls here as in Simmering Lava Lake. A single Fire Piranha Plant attacks from the center.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "Guide the intrepid Captain Toad through these courses to collect five Green Stars, changing the camera angles and manipulating the terrain as you go."

Trivia[edit]

  • The concept for Captain Toad's Adventures was originally pitched to Nintendo as a tech demo featuring Link from The Legend of Zelda traveling through a series of small stages. Although rejected, the concept was reworked into Super Mario 3D World, and later into Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.[3]

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