Amiibo-based Wii U app Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits will launch later this spring, Nintendo has announced.
Company president and CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the upcoming free download on this week’s Nintendo Direct presentation. The game will allow players to tap their amiibo action figures onto their Wii U GamePads and unlock three-minute samplings of classic Nintendo games such as Super Mario World, Excitebike, F-Zero and more.
Games won’t be tied to specific amiibo, Iwata explained. Instead, one owner’s Mario could unlock Kirby’s Adventure, while another’s matching figurine could unlock Super Metroid.
Not much else was mentioned, though Polygon points to Iwata’s mention from last month of amiibo unlocking highlighted scenes” pulled from Nintendo classics.
"With this app, once you tap your amiibo on the NFC area of the GamePad, you will be able to play highlighted scenes of one certain title for NES or Super NES,” he said at the time.
"You cannot play the entire game due to a time limit, but another tap of the amiibo will enable you to try another highlighted scene in the game. We hope that when you tap your amiibo, the quickly changing game scenes will pleasantly surprise you and make you feel as though you have just exchanged a game cartridge."