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Amiibo logo.png
The Amiibo logo.
International standard Near field communication
Developed by Nintendo
Introduced June 2014 (2014-06)
Industry Video game
Connector type Wireless
Compatible hardware Wii U GamePad
Nintendo 3DS
Physical range < 20 cm (7.9 in)

Amiibo (stylized as amiibo) is a near field communication (NFC) based platform, developed by Nintendo. This optional enhancement platform allows compatible figurines to link with supported video games, allowing two-way transfer of data into and out of a supported game, and possibly between supported platforms. This is accomplished on the Wii U console's GamePad, through New Nintendo 3DS native hardware, and through an NFC adapter on the preceding Nintendo 3DS models.[1] Amiibo enables game data to be swapped directly between those two specific platforms for the first time, and does so in a fashion reminiscent of the Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable of the early 2000s. The platform was officially unveiled on June 10, 2014 as part of Nintendo's E3 2014 presentation, with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker being among the first games to support the platform.[2][3][4][5]


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

The current lineup of Amiibo figures for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. character figurines can store statistics and custom move sets that can be used in-game.

Character Franchise Release date
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Q4 2014
Kirby Kirby Q4 2014
Mario Super Mario Q4 2014
Link The Legend of Zelda Q4 2014
Peach Super Mario Q4 2014
Pikachu Pokémon Q4 2014
Samus Aran Metroid Q4 2014
Villager Animal Crossing Q4 2014
Wii Fit Trainer Wii Fit Q4 2014
Yoshi Yoshi Q4 2014
Pit Kid Icarus Q4 2014
Fox McCloud Star Fox Q4 2014
Marth Fire Emblem Q4 2014
Zelda The Legend of Zelda Q4 2014
Bowser Super Mario Q4 2014

Other compatible games[edit]

Wii U[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "E3 Amiibo announcement by Nintendo". Nintendo. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Molen, Brad (June 11, 2014). "Here are Nintendo's new 'Super Smash Bros.' Amiibo toys for Wii U". Engadget. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Connolly, Denny (June 10, 2014). "Nintendo Amiibo Toys Jump into ‘Super Smash Bros.’ and ‘Mario Kart 8′". GameRant. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "E3 2014: Nintendo's Amiibo Toy Project Revealed". IGN. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "amiibo | Misc.". Nintendo. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Nintendo 3DS Direct 2014.8.29". Retrieved 29 August 2014.