We were invited as guests to visit Nintendo Headquarters to learn all about Nintendo and their products.
Now, my husband is the one that first introduced us to what an Amiibo was. He purchased a Wii U for the family and when he did he purchased a few different games. One of them was Mario Maker for Wii U (which is coming out December 2 on the 3DS) and this game uses the two Amiibos you see on the left, the two Marios. An Amiibo is a Toy to Life character my kids love. We collected them from Skylanders and then Disney Infinity and now have moved on to Amiibos. We trust that Amiibos are going to be around for a while because the Nintendo 3DS XL is going to be around for a while.
You do not have to have these characters to play any of these games but they do make game play more fun. For example in Mario Maker one of the Marios will give you big mushrooms. In Animal Crossing you can play with the character within your game sooner than you might have been able to without it. One amiibo may work with multiple games. You might get new outfits, power-ups, or other fun bonuses.
You can also unlock new adventures with your Amiibo. Tap any amiibo accessory to the near-field communication (NFC) reader on your Wii U GamePad controller to score all kinds of bonuses in compatible games. The New Nintendo 3DS XL comes with built-in amiibo support. Just tap an amiibo to the NFC reader on the lower screen and go! You can also use amiibo with Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems via the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately). Each Amiibo works with different games and if you want to make surre you are getting an amiibo that goes with the games you have you can always reference http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.
So this is basically what we think an Amiibo is and this item is at the top of my son’s Christmas list. My daughter wants to collect them but Make UP is her top item. You know girls and their priorities. She did however make this quick video explaining what she things an Amiibo is.
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