Treasure Tracker Free for Limited Time

Nintendo Switch Online has, admittedly, grown a bit more complicated than it needs to be. The addition of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass, the two-tier pricing, and what games are available when are often a challenge to keep up with. Sometimes it's good to keep things simple, which is the case for the limited-time availability of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can check out Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the next week, free of charge.

An official announcement was made on Nintendo of America's Twitter account on Wednesday, confirming that a free week of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was forthcoming for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Availability begins starting Thursday, January 13, at 10:00 AM PT. It'll last one full week, ending on Thursday, January 20, at 11:59 PM PT. This isn't a demo and there's no in-game time limit. It's the full version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker available for all tiers of Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to play.

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Further, for those who try out Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and decide it's something worth acquiring to play beyond the one-week time limit, Nintendo's holding a sale. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be discounted on the Nintendo Switch eShop from now through January 16. Retail price for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is currently $39.99, but for the next few days it'll be 30% off at a price of $27.99.

It's somewhat odd that Nintendo isn't making the discount available for the entirety of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's free week, but Nintendo isn't known for leaving lost pennies on the ground. This way, it can get full retail price from those who may not finish Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in the allotted week, as well as early purchases from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker players who may be able to finish the game in the week but want to be safe.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a unique puzzle game release originally put out for the Wii U. It's a 3D puzzle game in which players guide Captain Toad through worlds full of obstacles and enemies. Some may be familiar with the idea, as they're similar to Adventures of Captain Toad levels hidden throughout Super Mario 3D World. Additionally, there are new levels and a unique ending added just for the Nintendo Switch.

There are any number of free Super Nintendo games available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, as well as the online multiplayer access included, too. But it's rare for a full Nintendo Switch game to be offered, especially when Nintendo's also pushing the recently released Expansion Pass subscription. Regardless, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a nice if temporary gift and worth enjoying for what it is.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is available now on Switch.

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