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Every Amiibo Will Work With Mario Party 10

Every Amiibo Will Work With Mario Party 10

by Alexandre TrottierJanuary 15, 2015

Today’s Nintendo Direct had a ton of new information about upcoming Nintendo games, including Mario Party 10. The discussion mentioned that a host of amiibo from the Mario universe will interact with the game’s Amiibo Mode. Players will tap their figures to play as them in-game, unlock new maps and even save data to them. While the Direct only showed off 9 amiibo that will be compatible with the game, a quick look at Nintendo’s amiibo compatibility chart suggests that there might be more left to be revealed.

The compatibility chart outlines the two types of amiibo functionality: “Read/Write” and “Read-Only”. Each figure has a small amount of data allocated to telling the Wii U which figure represents and a bit more to hold save data (this data can only be used for one game at a time, and must be erased in order to store save data for a different title).  In Super Smash Bros., players can scan in their amiibo to train it, give it items and teach it special moves, so every amiibo is listed as “Read/Write” under it. Hyrule Warriors allows players to scan amiibo and receive in-game items, so every amiibo is listed as “Read/Write” under that game. Other software varies, with some amiibo being “Read/Write” and others being “Read-Only”. Under Mario Party 10, we can see that the 9 Super Mario amiibo have “Read/Write” functionality with the game, but every other amiibo is listed as “Read-Only”!

Mario Party 10 amiibo

What does this mean for amiibo functionality in Mario Party 10? At the moment, not a lot, but it’s encouraging to know that all the amiibo you spend your hard-earned money on will be compatible with the game. How will they interact with it, though? Will they unlock in-game items like they do in Hyrule Warriors, or will you be able to play as their figures in Amiibo Mode without the added benefit of saving items to them? Only time will tell, but it’s nice to know that more games are supporting every amiibo figure!

How do you think amiibo will work in Mario Party 10? Let’s hear your predictions in the comments below.

About The Author
Alexandre Trottier
Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. Some of his favorite games of all time include Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, Portal 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • eXo
    January 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

    This article fails to mention that an amiibo can only support one read/write game at a time. So if you have your character up to level 50 in Smash Bros, you’ll end up erasing that data if you use them in Mario Party and they are one of the read/write characters.

    • Alexandre Trottier
      January 15, 2015 at 10:36 am

      I’ve linked to the article on NintendoFuse that details that information, but it isn’t pertinent to the main subject of this particular post.

      • eXo
        January 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

        Well, this article might mislead someone to think that they can read/write with all these games. Which, while technically true, has that severe limitation. It’s worth a caveat simply to prevent someone from getting all excited and purchasing something without knowing this major limitation.

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