Lately, the game garage kit Amiibo pushed out by Nintendo has burst into popularity on the internet, accordingly, Amiibo NFC tag has also taken internet by storm. Now most people may be familiar to Amiibo, and the users of Wii U or model enthusiasts even might have collected a lot. This article will give a detailed introduction on the function of Amiibo in Nintendo game for people to further understand it.

From the outside, Amiibo is just a model, to go much further, a model with NFC chip embedded in the base, with the built-in NFC chip, it can realize the data communication with hardware which has the corresponding function for reading NFC and interact with the game.

How does Amiibo play its role in the game? Amiibo can connect the Gamepad of Wii U and new 3DS through the built-in NFC chip to unlock the character, transmit the data of specific role which are acquired by the players in the game to the host computer and save the corresponding character information, etc.

Speaking of Amiibo, here NFC is an important point to be mentioned, as NFC chip is embedded in the base of garage kit, it is an essential part of Amiibo, NFC is the written abbreviation of Near Field Communication, similar to access control card and 2nd-generation ID card in our life, known to the public with the popularization of smart phone. Some people may hesitate to purchase due to the expensive price of Nintendo Amiibo, to solve the problem, people may buy Amiibo NFC tag to make it themselves, here so much for this point. Next let’s talk about the function of Amiibo.

The function of Amiibo

Here explain what exactly the function of Amiibo is. Put simply, there are two functions: one is as a model for people to collect and display; another is as a carrier of NFC chip to support multiple games and platforms, Amiibo can be used in many games. And this section will focus on the application of Amiibo in games.

The corresponding character may appear in the game

The appearance of Amiibo is a model made with game character as the sample, the game which supports Amiibo most is Super Smash Bros. Brawl, no matter whether it is 3DS version or Wii U version, the new Super Smash Bros. Brawl is fairly complete, and each has its own characteristics, however, at the same time, it means that the orientation of Amiibo isn’t so clear as that of Spyro the Dragon, it added generating mechanism, and can’t be operated by people.

Special costumes or paintings

This is another function of Amiibo, the player will add the special costumes or paintings after reading Amiibo, the special costumes correspond to Mario Kart 8 and One Piece: Super Grand Battle of Wii U, and the special paintings correspond to Ace Combat 3D. The corresponding characters of Mario Kart 8 include Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Kirby, Louis, Captain Falcon. The corresponding characters of ONE PIECE include Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit coach, Kirby, Mars, Louis. And the corresponding characters of Ace Combat 3D include Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Louis, Zelda, Captain Falcon, Bowser, Juvenile Link, Schick, Pac-Man.

Special weapon

This function corresponds to Hyrule Warriors, supports Link, Juvenile Link, Zelda and Schick, it can be used only once a day. The player can unlock the special weapon from Twilight Princess by using Link and Juvenile Link, and unlock 3 stars weapon with Zelda and Schick.

Ability enhancement

The corresponding game is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and the corresponding Amiibo are naturally Kirby, Dedede and Meta Knight, which are three characters of Kirby series, they are mainly to give Kirby various Shapeshifting with special ability, for example, people can directly use the ult to sprint with Amiibo Kirby, which can only be used with 100 stars, the physical power will double with Dedede, the power can be increased by using Meta Knight. The same as Hyrule Warriors, Kirby can also be used once a day.

The hidden pixel Mushroomhead will be revealed

The corresponding game is Captain Toad, after scanning the Amiibo of Mushroomhead, the hidden pixel Mushroomhead will emerge. It's worth mentioning that the game only corresponds to one Amiibo - Mushroomhead, and Mushroomhead is also the only Amiibo which doesn’t correspond to Super Smash Bros. Brawl till now.

The special mode

Corresponds to Mario Party 10, the corresponding Amiibo are Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Louis, Rosetta princess, Bowser, Wario and Mushroomhead. These Amiibo can add various maps for the game, and Mushroomhead can also reinforce the effect of prop.

The detailed annotation about the use of Amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

At present, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the most widely used game of Amiibo. Some Amiibos are designed based on the appearance of the character roles in the game, some are even printed with the logo of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. So here takes Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an example to explain the use of Amiibo in detail.

Generally, people only need to find the options of the menu, then put Amiibo on the left bottom of GamePad of Wii U to activate. When put Amiibo on Gamepad, the corresponding character will enter into the game, and people can train and upgrade their own character, challenge the Amiibo character of their friends, observe the battle between the character and other characters, cooperate with the character to fight, or fight with the character. Anyhow, the player couldn’t manipulate the character directly. The more amiibo the player uses, the higher the level will be. The character data in the game will be uploaded to Amiibo to store, so people may play their own character in their friend’s Wii U only with their Amiibo.

Now people may have a deeper understanding of Amiibo, the Garage kit Amiibo which is specially customized by Nintendo for the game is creative and collectible, but a little expensive, actually, people could customize the Garage kit by themselves, similarly, it can also unlock various characters, and more economically. In Chuangxinjia, there is NTAG215 NFC tag suitable for this kind of Garage kit, please feel free to contact the company if people need to purchase or have any problems about Amiibo NFC tag. As for the legal problems, people can figure it out.

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