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‘Amiibo Challenge’ Coming to 3DS & Wii U April 29th

Amiibo owners in Australia and New Zealand can expect a new way to use their toys-to-life collection, as puzzle game Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge arrives on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a free download from Nintendo eShop on April 29.

Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U (2)

Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge, the latest title in the long-running puzzle series that began as Mario vs. Donkey Kong, is only playable through the use of Amiibo figures. Players use the touch screen to guide a Mini Toy to the goal door in each stage by moving girders and changing the toy’s direction to make sure it avoids enemies, spikes, Thwomps, and any other perils that could put a stop to the march of the Minis.

While any Amiibo figure can be used to play through the game, Amiibo figures of certain Mario series characters will each open up a Mini Toy of that character for players to control. Would-be puzzle solvers must then make use of that character’s special abilities to reach the specific Amiibo door and gain access to additional special levels. As well as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Donkey Kong, extra challenges can be accessed by scanning in Amiibo of Rosalina, Diddy Kong, Bowser, Bowser Jr. and Yoshi, all of whom are making their first appearance in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

For more information, get yourself to Nintendo’s page.


Devon McCarty isn’t quite sure he will be able to pull Star Fox out of his Wii U whenever this Amiibo Challenge makes it to America. You can hit him up on the Watch. Chat. Play! Facebook page  and chat to him @DesignatedDevon, but don’t for one second think he doesn’t want you to drop some sweet love in the comment section below.

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