The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky; enemy-infested; maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars. The pink-pigtailed Toadette is also introduced as a second playable character in portions of the game. Unlike traditional video game heroes; Captain Toad and Toadette don't have any special powers - these tiny heroes can't even jump! Plus; they're terrified of just about everything; but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude; they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks; each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.
Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf; backpack; and oversized head lamp; Captain Toad finds hidden gems; coins; and power-ups on his way to the gold star at the end of each tricky; trap-filled stage. Captain Toad isn't particularly fast or strong; he can't jump; and he has no super powers; but he knows that sometimes it's all about wits and perspective. Twist the camera to reveal hidden locations and other secrets. The Wii U GamePad offers a closer view of the dangers and hidden items in each maze; and its gyro controls can also be used to peer around. Captain Toad's world is brimming with life; with dangerous enemies; tricky platforms; nasty traps; and secrets to uncover. Each stage is its own puzzle to solve; and littered throughout are hidden items in hard-to-reach places. Can you help our tiny adventurer survive to find them all?