Every Game With Amiibo Compatibility – October 2021

by Doc – Owner, Founder, Known as “The List Guy” During his Undergrad

This is a list of every game that uses amiibo in some way as of October 2021. For a more specific list of amiibo compatibility game-by-game, we recommend visiting amiibo.life. Interesting facts about games and amiibo are included at the bottom of each year.

If we missed a game, please drop us a line at amiibodoctor@gmail.com and tell us what game we missed. Any game with “Ligma” in the title will be chuckled at, but not added to the list.

2014

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros made full use of the read-write capabilities of amiibo figures, introducing trainable amiibo AI opponents into the series. Few games have used amiibo’s writing capabilities as extensively as Smash did.

2015

  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
  • amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits
  • Splatoon
  • Fire Emblem Fates Birthright
  • Fire Emblem Fates Conquest
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
  • Picross 3D: Round 2
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete★Tomodachi Daisakusen!
  • Mario Party 10
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World
  • Shovel Knight (3DS / Wii U)

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is the first known instance of Nintendo developers making a game specifically to have amiibo for a certain series. Developers decided they liked amiibo, and wanted Animal Crossing amiibo, and the only way to get those amiibo was to create a game that required them. Given the horrendous sales numbers for Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, and the fact that the leftover Animal Crossing series amiibo are still on shelves six years later, it’s possible they nearly killed amiibo in the attempt.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer introduced the world to amiibo cards. Amiibo cards stripped away the fancy figure and made amiibo more affordable across the board, and also allowed for hundreds of sets of amiibo to enter the hobby.

Yoshi’s Woolly World gave us Mega Yarn Yoshi, the physically largest amiibo figure to date.

Super Mario Maker was one of the few games to receive a special Wii U console bundle, with the game bundling alongside a Wii U console and a Modern Mario 30th Anniversary amiibo. The amiibo was exclusive to the console bundle for a time, until eventually being sold on its own months later.

2016

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI (3DS / Wii U)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Pokkén Tournament
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends
  • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge
  • Star Fox Zero
  • Star Fox Guard
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Teddy Together
  • Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
  • Mario Party: Star Rush
  • niconico app (3DS)
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • Mario Sports Superstars
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Animal Crossing – New Leaf – Welcome amiibo was the first time that a game had received a major overhaul to incorporate amiibo. The Welcome amiibo update was so large that most industry entities consider it a separate game. Welcome amiibo also made use of the Animal Crossing figures and cards that had been created for earlier games and left unsold.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, in a similar vein as New Leaf’s Welcome amiibo update, was the first remake to include amiibo support. It also kicked off The Legend of Zelda amiibo series. To this day, Wolf Link amiibo is one of the most desired amiibo by collectors due to its special content.

2017

  • Bye-Bye! BOXBOY!
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast
  • Hey! Pikmin
  • Miitopia
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Monster Hunter Stories
  • Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  • Kirby Battle Royale
  • Resident Evil Revelations Collection
  • Style Savvy: Styling Star
  • Conga Master Party!
  • Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Mario Party: The Top 100
  • Shovel Knight (Switch)
  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch brought many old amiibo series back to life, including Splatoon, Super Mario, and Fire Emblem. This, and the release of many amiibo-compatible games (especially Breath of the Wild) brought renewed interest in amiibo.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe uses identical amiibo support as its original Wii U version. This is not unusual, as Bayonetta 2 also follows this pattern.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of few third-party games with very established lines of content to include new content to accomodate amiibo. By this point Skyrim had been out for six years, with all of its DLC created and released on every console.

2018

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
  • Dark Souls Remastered (Switch)
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Switch)
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)
  • Luigi’s Mansion (3DS)
  • Mega Man 11 (Switch)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch)
  • Super Mario Party
  • WarioWare Gold
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2019

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
  • Super Kirby Clash
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch)
  • Power Pros (Switch)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

2020

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Despite the very limited number of amiibo-compatible games released in 2020 (due to the pandemic), Animal Crossing: New Horizons singlehandedly reignited interest in Animal Crossing amiibo cards, and amiibo as a whole.

2021

  • Monster Hunter: Rise
  • Miitopia
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel
  • Metroid Dread

Again, if we missed a game, please drop us a line at amiibodoctor@gmail.com!

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