Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo functionality revealed

August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017 Michael Freeman

Earlier this month, reports on the amiibo functionality in Metroid: Samus Returns began to surface, but some of the details were left ambiguous and confusing to players, particularly with the Metroid amiibo. However, on July 25, one of Nintendo’s Facebook accounts began to drizzle new information regarding the usage of amiibo.

Below are the official descriptions that Nintendo has provided for each of the usable Samus Returns amiibo.

Samus Returns Samus amiibo:

In Metroid: Samus Returns, the new Samus Aran amiibo will unlock an Aeion reserve tank allowing you to recharge your Aeion energy. In addition, it will unlock a unique Metroid II Art Gallery once the game has been completed at least once.

Samus Returns Metroid amiibo:

In Metroid: Samus Returns, the Metroid amiibo unlocks Metroid Marker, a tool to help you find nearby Metroids. In addition, it will also unlock Fusion Mode, a new mode that offers increased difficulty and features Samus in her Fusion suit. Note that Fusion Mode will only be available after finishing the game at least once.

Smash Bros. Samus amiibo:

The Samus amiibo will unlock a reserve missile tank, and after completing the game, an additional in-game art gallery.

Smash Bros. Zero Suit Samus amiibo:

The Zero Suit Samus amiibo will unlock a reserve energy tank, and after completing the game, a selection of music.

What’s particularly noteworthy about each of the amiibo is that they unlock something immediately and after completing the game at least once.

What are your thoughts? Will you be using any of the amiibo to aid you with your playthroughs?

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