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Mid-to the late 2000s, kids are getting pleasure from games that merge physical and digital toys. The runaway success of Activision’s Skylanders or Disney Infinity should come as no surprise; starting with Tamagotchis in the 90s.

Nintendo is trying to get in on the amiibo train. This isn’t uncommon, but they’re made it clear that they really want in and are running down the platform next to the caboose that’s already moving down the tracks.

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Nintendo came late to the party with HD consoles and online multiplayer, making it a technology laggard in an ever-mutating marketplace.

Granted, Nintendo has been toying with physical toy tie-ins for a long time. For example, the Pok walker and Game Boy Advance s e-Reader were examples of what could have gone right but didn’t.
Nintendo’s latest gimmick, amiibo figures, stands at risk of suffering the same fate as those previous tie-ins

But we were able to play with Nintendo’s new toy-to-life line at an office in downtown LA this week, and we learned that they have a lot of potential that will be seen when the brand new Super Smash Bros. game is released in November.

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Obtain it right: “amiibo”

Nintendo’s amiibo figures always use lowercase names, never capitalize the letter at the end. One will be available November 21 when the new Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is released (one has already been made for Nintendo 3DS but it’s not yet available).

Miis are a play on Nintendo’s player avatars. A Mii is typically represented as an overweight, round-headed character that you can create in various gaming systems like Wii U and 3DS. You almost always have to select him or her when you sign into the console.

Nintendo’s amiibo function can best be described as virtual pets that interact with specific games, particularly Super Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. amiibo are collectible statuettes which you can purchase individually, but unlike other games that use them in place of figurines, Smash Bros doesn t require you to own any particular amiibo.

It would be outrageous if Nintendo locked every Super Smash Bros. character behind a retail purchase that wasn’t just an amiibo purchase.

The fact that amiibo are not always at the forefront of Nintendo games puts them in a vulnerable position for players. Some may be resistant to their charms, while those that favor Pokémon and Animal Crossing may become obsessed.

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Come play around, Danny

The first wave of amiibo will launch on November 21 with Samus, Donkey Kong, Link, Mario, Peach, Yoshi Animal Crossing’s Villager Wii Fit Trainer Star Fox Pikachu Kirby and Marth.

It’s not a coincidence that these Amiibo are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. However, the character you unlock when tapping an Amiibo will be controlled by AI and you’ll have to name it, design it, fight with it and train it.

That bears repeating for emphasis: you will never play as your amiibo characters, but the game lets you use them while playing.

Let s say you pick the Mario amiibo. When you tap the figurine to your Wii U, it recognizes right away that it is an amiibo and states what brand of amiibo it is by recognizing its physical form.

In the example, Nintendo’s Mario had a patriotic stars-and-stripes pattern on his overalls. His name was Murica.

That character, Murica, was activated with only one amiibo figure, never to the console’s memory. That means it is easy to bring your amiibo characters to your friends’ places, that you will most likely do if you wish to view them fight.

Players have been controlling computer-controlled fighters in Smash Bros. for a while, so it’s no surprise that they would want to do the same thing for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spending hours customising an amiibo may seem excessive, but some players will put a lot of work into it.

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