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Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

Smashing like a fox...

We've little doubt that a number of gamers in North America are already mastering the intricacies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while plenty are surely training up their favourite amiibo to accompany them. Of course, those that consider themselves to be serious players will question just how good the amiibo can get. Based...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

The anomalies have already begun...

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U being out in North America for a number of days already, it's inevitable that fans will encounter their own unique experiences with the game and its accompaniments. For example, one lucky fan managed to grab hold of a factory-error amiibo, with Samus Aran having two arm canons...

Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Oh, amiibo!

Nintendo’s near-field communication figurines, amiibo, have finally landed in North America; what better way for them to punch and kick their way into our homes (and hearts) than to do so in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo’s latest home console version of the crossover fighting series offers in-depth support for the...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo Gameplay

Nintendo Minute Shows Off Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo Gameplay

They have a Mario graphic on their phones...

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in North America, it's no surprise that weekly video series Nintendo Minute is taking the opportunity to show off the game and the accompanying amiibo range. After some four-player matches regular hosts Kit & Krysta — with guests Mike and Adam —...

Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Wielding Samus amiibo

Factory Error Results in Dual-Wielding Samus amiibo

Can't grapple it

Factory defects usually have hilarious consequences, but one plucky Nintendo fan managed to get their hands on an amiibo unlike any other: No doubt this figurine will become exceedingly sought after if kept in its original packaging. Of course you could quite easily make your own by buying two of the amiibos and swapping the arms...

Feature: A Day in the Life of a Self-Confessed Super Smash Bros. Fanatic

A Day in the Life of a Self-Confessed Super Smash Bros. Fanatic

It's always a smashing day

Martin Watts regularly thrashes his Nintendo Life colleagues in online Smash Bros. matches, and now we know why. In this article he outlines a typical day now that two versions of the brawler are available. Nintendo’s decision to release not one, but two Super Smash Bros. games in a single year has always been...

Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally Reach Its Money-Spinning Potential

Super Smash Bros. Can Finally Reach Its Money-Spinning Potential

All the pieces have come together

We often talk up Nintendo's alternative and unique approach in the current games market, primarily that of generally focusing on colourful, fun games that often run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second; when it comes to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we're even looking at a native 1080p resolution to round off the...

News: Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Due in February and joins Shulk's GameStop exclusivity

By the end of February 2015 Nintendo will have released 29 amiibo figures. While distribution is expected to be across all retailers in PAL regions, in particular, some exclusivity deals on the early 2015 toys have begun to emerge for the US. Shulk will be a GameStop exclusive in the country,...

Video: Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Just tap 'em on the GamePad

It's hard to believe, but the first amiibo range — along with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrive this week in North America, on 21st November. The figure range is clearly a priority for Nintendo, with 29 confirmed toys already and details slowly emerging of how they'll work in a variety of games. With release so close...

News: Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

This is my bag, baby

Choosing which amiibo you're going to buy when they hit store shelves is just one part of the problem — you've then got to figure out where you're going to store them when you're out and about. Thankfully, Hori has this all sorted out. Available from December 6th, this handy carry bag from Play-Asia costs $17 / £11 and will...

Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Look away collectors, boxes get ripped

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now less than a week away from release in North America, which is a sentence sure to delight many and slightly irritate those in PAL regions and Japan that need to wait a little longer. With release so close there are no doubt plenty of Wii U owners getting ready to receive their...

News: Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Costs as much as a 3DS

Earlier this week it was announced that there would be a Loot Crate amiibo subscription package — it's a service where you pay monthly in return for regular deliveries of goodies. This is a Nintendo of America partnership, and details have now been confirmed for the amiibo subscription deal; it's limited to the US only,...

Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

For Smash Bros. training, more games and picnics

Nothing says it's Friday like some nice, relaxing polls, so we thought we'd take one of the big topics of the week — amiibo — and gauge how you'll be enjoying — or not as the case may be — the upcoming range of toys. It's all very well looking at the attention Nintendo's directing towards...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Talks up Holiday prospects and tackles smartphone questions

We're now very close to the peak shopping season for 2014, and Nintendo will be throwing out major releases in a bid to secure major sales success for both Wii U and 3DS. For the Wii U much rides on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the amiibo range, while on 3DS the main focus will be...

News: Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in the US

Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in the US

Hopefully won't sell for $90 used

Nintendo today revealed 11 new amiibo figures heading to stores in early 2015; in Europe six are listed for 23rd January and another five for 20th February, while in North America they've simply been given a 'February' window so far. In the latter region it's been suggested that some of these newer figures would...

Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

Its ambition is both a strength and a curse

Back in August we outlined amiibo pros and cons, mainly within the context that Nintendo had revealed little about the figures over the course of the summer months. Many questions have since been answered in terms of how the figures will be used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to their minor...

News: Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Not as simple as with Skylanders

It seems to be amiibo day, with a Wii U system update adding a settings menu for the figures and a range of 11 more toys confirmed for 2015; those are positives, though details on how to use the figures on the official website in Japan indicate some limitations to the figures. Though it's been comm