Captain Toad's Dungeon Dash!

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Captain Toad's Dungeon Dash!
Captain Toad's Dungeon Dash! title screen.png
Title screen
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Browser
Release date
Genre Puzzle
Mode(s) Single player
Media HTML
Input Mouse/touchscreen

Captain Toad's Dungeon Dash! is a game on the Nintendo Kids Club website. The objective is to help Captain Toad reach the exit of a dungeon.


The game consists of a square grid with multiple scrambled tiles, each containing a piece of a path. Each tile can be turned 90 degrees by clicking or tapping on it. To beat the game, the player has to find the path that connects the starting and finish points.

Before the game starts, the player must pick a difficulty level, which will determine the number of tiles in the puzzle: sixteen for Easy, twenty five for Medium and thirty six for Difficult. At the end of the game, a window appears showing a rating out of three stars based on the time it took the player to finish. The player can then choose to play on another difficulty level or close the window to return to the title screen.

The game can be paused at any point by clicking on the PAUSE button at the bottom. On the pause screen, the player can choose to start a new game (upon which they will have to pick a difficulty level again) or resume the current game.

Score times[edit]

The score requirements are the same regardless of difficulty level.

  • 00:36 or over
  • 00:19 to 00:35
  • 00:18 or under

Depending on the score, one of three characters also appears in the same window as the score (only in the desktop version): Bowser Jr. at one star, Diddy Kong at two and a Monty Mole at three.

In-game instructions[edit]

Oh no! Captain Toad is lost in a dungeon! Can you guide him to safety?

Click each square to turn it. When you turn enough squares into the right position, Captain Toad will be able to escape. Don't forget, you are working against the clock!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish La fuga de la mazmorra del Capitán Toad Captain Toad's dungeon escape
French La grande évasion du capitaine Toad ! Captain Toad's great escape!
Dutch Captain Toads grote ontsnapping! Captain Toad's great escape!
German Captain Toad: Verirrt im Verlies Captain Toad: Lost in the dungeon
Italian La corsa sotterranea di Capitan Toad! Captain Toad's subterranean race!
Portuguese Captain Toad: a fuga da masmorra Captain Toad: the dungeon escape
Russian Побег капитана Тоада из подземелья!
Pobeg kapitana Toada iz podzemel'ya!
Captain Toad's dungeon escape!