What is an Amiibo?
Amiibo are a cool cross-over between collectible items (they started out as just plastic figures but now also include plushies as well as amiibo cards), and playable features on selected Nintendo games. What these do is that you just need to tap your Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, WiiU or Nintendo Switch controller and then they add new features to certain games. One Amiibo may be compatible with more than one game but are not necessarily compatible with every game. Some of the features you can unlock with these are:
- New in game characters
- Bonus and special items
- Ability to level up in game characters
- New in game adventures and levels
How many different types of Amiibo are there?
At the moment there are 3 main types of Amiibo items, which are shown below. As you can see the plastic figures are by far the most common type of item and are also the most collectible. However there are also portable cards and the Yoshi’s World plush figures. The numbers below include released figures as well as confirmed and announced upcoming figures as long as they have been officially announced by Nintendo.
|Cereal||Edible mixed berry cereal with power-up marshmallows. The amiibo is the box||1|
|Plush Figures||Only 1 series – Yoshi’s Wooly World||5|
As those pages are worked on I will be linking the above to reference lists of those particular product types. Please check back often or follow the site to find out when those become available.