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Nintendo has announced a new title for the Wii U and 3DS called Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge. [Thanks, NintendoEverything.]

 

The game is the seventh entry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series and supports amiibo versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Rosalina, Yoshi, Bowser and Bowser Jr. as playable characters. You can check out the video below which features a glimpse into its gameplay, starting at around the 54-second mark.

 

Additionally, those who purchase an amiibo after January 28th will receive a voucher with a code for both versions of the game.

 

Here are some more details about Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge:

 

  • Touch an amiibo and characters from the toys will appear

 

  • Use the touchscreen to lead them to the goal

 

  • Can use any amiibo

 

  • If you use anything other than Mario and Donkey Kong series (Kid Icarus, Link, etc.) the toy character will default into a generic robot named “Mini Spec”

 

  • Using amiibos from Mario and Donkey Kong series will generate unique toy characters

 

  • The toy character will automatically move forward in courses riddled with traps like pitfalls and enemies

 

  • Draw bridges, add/remove pipes and blocks, etc. to help toys reach the goal

 

  • Some amiibo have special abilities

 

  • There are also special stages that can only be accessed with these special abilities

 

  • Ex: there’s a special goal in a stage that is only reachable with Mini Mario’s wall jump

 

  • When you reach this goal, you’ll go through a special stage exclusive to Mini Mario

 

  • The total number of stages here is over 60

 

  • Mini Mario: Can wall jump

 

  • Mini Luigi: Can jump higher than other toy characters

 

  • Mini Peach: Can float for a short distance

 

  • Mini Toad: Can shrink himself, allowing to pass through small gaps

 

  • Mini Donkey Kong: Can climb steep hills

 

  • Mini Diddy Kong: Can cling on platforms when falling then climb back to it (Note: does not apply to platforms of the same height before falling)

 

  • Mini Bowser: When falling from a cliff, will do a stomping jump (which seems to destroy fragile bricks)

 

  • Mini Bowser Jr: Can walk on spikes

 

  • Mini Yoshi: Can eat some enemies

 

  • Mini Rosalina: Can do a super jump next to a wall

 

Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge will release digitally for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS on January 28th in Japan.

Casey

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