One of the quirkiest uses of amiibo to date is amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a free download on the Wii U eShop that'll allow you to play quick-fire demos of Virtual Console games by tapping one of the figures on the GamePad.

It's out today in Japan and Nintendo has released a new video that shows it off. As you can see, regardless of the amiibo figure being used it'll load a random demo, and they don't appear to be themed based on the character you scan; Mario won't just unlock Mario games, for example. There are 30 demos included, so that's a lot of retro gaming samples.

This app is due to arrive in the West soon, and is no doubt part of a continued push to promote the amiibo range. Will you be tapping in when it arrives?