Getting a bit bored of all those Super Smash Bros Amiibo? Feel your Amiibo collection needs a bit more variety in it?
Just desperately want a Wario Amiibo based on his traditional outfit instead of the biker one?
Well if so, you’re in luck! The Super Mario Amiibo series is getting new figures on November 4th! Here’s a list of the characters appearing in this lineup:
- Donkey Kong
- Diddy Kong
Above: The various new Mario series Amiibo
That’s good news for fans of Waluigi and Daisy, since them getting an Amiibo means they’ll be more likely to show up in future games. Like say, the next Mini Mario & Friends esque game, or Super Smash Bros, or what not.
For anyone who likes Wario… it means they can have a version of the character representing the Wario Land series rather than WarioWare or Super Smash Bros. Useful for the folk over at Wario Forums, don’t you think?
But the most interesting one here isn’t any of those. No, it’s Boo, who also somehow shows in the form of a glow in the dark Amiibo.
Why is this interesting?
Because Boo isn’t quite as common a playable character in the Mario series as the rest of those on the list. It does appear in some spinoffs, usually party games and sports games. But it pretty much never appears in Mario Kart or various other spinoffs, and only shows up in some of the Mario Party or Mario Golf/Tennis games in general. So why is it getting an Amiibo? Do Nintendo plan to use regular Boos as playable characters in more games than before?
Does it potentially tie in with a future Luigi’s Mansion title?
It really does raise some interesting questions about Nintendo’s future gaming plans.
Still, what do you think? Are you buying any of these new Mario series Amiibo?