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.
In a series of tweets Walmart Canada has confirmed the existence of the dazzling Gold Mario Amiibo figure. We basically knew it was legitimate as we had photographic proof from a leaked advertisement from the retailer that proved they were genuine. What is strange is they aren’t taking pre-orders. So it could be mayhem at Walmart Canada when these things actually go on sale.
Thanks for asking! We are getting the gold Mario amiibo in stores but we don’t have a date yet.
Hi there. We’re not having a pre-sale for the gold Mario amiibos.
Thanks, Rubberyen and Lord Zedd
A leaked photo of a banner confirms that the upcoming Gold Mario amiibo is real and will be a Walmart-exclusive item. The special-edition figurine first appeared earlier this month, when Nintendo issued two certificates for Gold and Silver amiibo renditions of its mustachioed mascot. The company has yet to announce when the new amiibo will hit store shelves. However, the banner suggests it will be available alongside Mario Party 10, which launches on March 20th.
Oh dear, it would seem as though someone has listed a number of video games for ultra cheap prices on Walmart. You can get Super Smash Bros Wii U for $40 and Amiibo figures for $8.90. Hopefully they will honour these prices. As I’m not from the US, I have no experience from purchasing from Walmart. Anyway, here’s the deals, so be quick about it!
DOOM XB1 43.40$
Final Fantasy TYPE 0 ps4
Kingdom Hearts 3 ps4
PS4 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4
Project Cars (Xbox One) .
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: Wild Cards Premium Edition (Nintendo 3DS) 54$
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS) 27$
Want to get caught up with some fast and frantic action with Ninja Gaiden 3 on the Wii U? Well you can grab the game from Walmart for a mere $7. Unfortunately the game is only available via in-store pickup, so you can’t get home delivery as you can on many products. Still, for $7 you can’t really grumble. Ninja Gaiden 3 has an average review score of 69 on Metacritic.
A new Paper Mario should hopefully be coming to one Nintendo system or another eventually. Interestingly Walmart has now started listing the game for the Wii U. Sadly it appears to be a pretty basic listing with no concrete information and juicy details and it now appears to be removed. I’m not entirely sure how accurate they are for leaks, but this should keep Paper Mario fans happy.
Thanks to those who sent this in.
There’s been plenty of tempting deals to purchase this week. Now Walmart has announced that it’s offering customers the chance to pick up a Wii U with either Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo Land or Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land. The bundles are $299 each and come with a free $50 gift card to spend on whatever you wish. The Mario Kart 8 bundle is available in store only while the Super Mario 3D World bundle is only available online.