Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96.
Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible games in different ways. This new golden figure represents the third Mario amiibo. The other two Mario amiibo are:
- The original ‘fireball’ Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- A new ‘wave’ Mario from the Super Mario series available on March 20, for a limited time bundled only with Mario Party 10.
The new gold-colored Mario amiibo is compatible with multiple games that support amiibo. For example, Mario Party 10 features a new amiibo Party mode that players can only access by tapping their compatible amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad controller to customize them and bring them into the game as board pieces. Players can also save items to their amiibo, then use them strategically. Or players can train their amiibo to supercharge its stats and expand its abilities in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
As if Amiibo weren’t hard enough to find, Nintendo has issued a certificate for two special Amiibo figures which are Gold Mario and Silver Mario. Whether these will be special prizes in the upcoming Club Nintendo revamp remains to be seen, but they’re certainly an item that a lot of people would want to get their hands on.
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Good news if you were hoping to get the Mario Party 10 Wii U bundle that contains a Mario Amiibo as it is back in stock on Amazon. Again, this is a product that sells out really quickly being as the Mario Amiibo is only available in the bundle for a limited time only. Anyway, if you want it I suggest you pre-order now.
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YouTube Scorpigator Films have attempted the near on impossible and have created a chronological timeline for the Super Mario series. We will never know if it’s correct, but it’s certainly a pretty well-done attempt to make a chronological timeline for Mario. Be sure to watch it and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Oh dear, bad news for those of you who were hoping to score a Mario Amiibo from the Mario Party range as you’ll need to purchase the game bundle to get him. The news was revealed via Amazon’s Mario Party 10 product page. Don’t worry though, it’s only for a limited time only and I suspect those that wanted the Amiibo also wanted the game.
For a limited time, the only way to play with the Mario Party Mario amiibo included!
Today GungHo Online Entertainment and Nintendo Japan announced that they’re teaming up for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. For those not familiar with the Puzzle & Dragons franchise this is a huge move for Nintendo as it’s one of the most popular series in Japan. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom where mystical Drops appear. Mario’s arch-enemy Bowser uses their power to kidnap Princess Peach and it’s down to Mario to save the day. You can watch the trailer below. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is coming to the 3DS in Japan on April 29th.
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We’ve seen many strange and wonderful Amiibo figures and here’s another one to add to the collection. eBay seller Frost Rain is currently selling a Mario Amiibo which appears to be missing a hand. The Amiibo isn’t fetching the usual ridiculous amounts, but it still has four days left on sale.
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