|Release Date(s)||January 3rd, 2019|
|Age Rating(s)|| ESRB - Everyone|
PEGI - Seven years and older
CERO - All ages
ACB - Parental guidance
USK - Six years and older
|Media Included|| Cartridge|
|Available Input|| Joy-Con|
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
amiibo Land is an upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch. As its name implies, it is an amiibo-focused sequel to the Wii U launch title, Nintendo Land. It is, similarly, a party game, designed to focus on using the unique game styles of the Nintendo Switch with multiple players, with several minigames based on Nintendo franchises. After being announced for a late 2018 release, it was eventually launched on January 3rd, 2019, and comes packaged with a Monita amiibo.
Despite its heavy focus on amiibo, the entirety of amiibo Land can be played with only the Monita amiibo it comes packaged with. At the start of the game, players are prompted to select or create a Mii who will serve as their avatar. This Mii then wanders into the park, which is activated upon scanning the Monita amiibo, which also provides the player with 1,500 Gold Coins. From that point on, all content can be purchased with Gold Coins from the Arcade Bunny in the central tower of the park; as games cost 500 Gold Coins apiece, three can be purchased immediately after scanning Monita, through which the player can earn enough Gold Coins to unlock the remaining games and other features.
amiibo, however, heavily streamline this process, with most available amiibo unlocking both a game and a costume immediately, as well as gifting 500 Gold Coins to the player. Select amiibo unlock a fully playable character; the top three high scores made with this character can be saved to the amiibo, whereas without an amiibo only the top three high scores per Nintendo Switch profile will be saved to the device.
As mentioned before, the Arcade Bunny's shop replaces the Coin Drop minigame from Nintendo Land, allowing content to be purchased with Gold Coins. Some content is only available through Arcade Bunny and cannot be unlocked with an amiibo. Like in Nintendo Land, this includes decorations for the park.
Several characters from across Nintendo's top series are playable. They can all be unlocked through use of compatible amiibo or purchased from the Arcade Bunny for 750 Gold Coins apiece. Several characters have alternate costumes, some of which can be unlocked through amiibo and all of which are available from Arcade Bunny. The only differences between individual characters and their costumes, however, are aesthetics.
Miis are available from the start of the game, while Monita is unlocked upon scanning her amiibo, which is mandatory to access most gameplay.
|Your friendly park guide and overall nice robot. Monita's job may seem stressful, but she was made for this kind of work. It doesn't hurt that she's allowed to join in on some of the fun this time around.||
|It's Super Mario! Hey, everyone knows him. From squishing Goombas to unclogging pipes and even a brief stint as a doctor, Mario's skills make him far overqualified for some simple park games, so his competitors better keep an eye out.|
|Perhaps better known as "Green Mario", Mario's lankier twin brother Luigi has recently made a name for himself as a professional ghostbuster -- heck, he even got his own year! Perhaps he's finally ready to step out of his brother's shadow and become his own Player 1... but then again, he's still pretty shy.||
|This princess's best known talent may be getting herself kidnapped time and time again, but don't underestimate her just because she likes wearing frilly pink clothes. When it comes to sports and games, Peach means serious business and isn't afraid to take down anyone standing in her way to win.|
|Bowser is easily one of the most recognizable faces of evil in the world. And although he may be defeated by Mario every time, you have to admire his stubbornness -- he always strikes back. Although, his plans may be more effective if he were to add a bit more variety to them...|
|The Hero of Hyrule has taken many different forms throughout the ages, but they all share a courageous spirit and the companionship of the Master Sword. Whenever evil comes after the Triforce, rest assured that Link is close behind to take them down.|
|The blessed blood of the Goddess Hylia runs in the royal family of Hyrule. And every few generations, one Princess Zelda is chosen to be the one to support the hero in his fight against evil. Guided by the Triforce of Wisdom, it doesn't matter which version of the princess -- they all are a serious threat.|
|Ganondorf has been the long-time champion for most terrifying villain, as well as the most cheated deaths. Despite being slain by the hero and princess time and time again, he always finds a way to return, fueled by the intense rage he feels towards Link and granted incredible strength by the Triforce of Power. Can he ever be stopped for good?||
|It's Pikachu! It's one of the cutest and most recognizable of the Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. But don't be fooled by its appearance -- it has immense and dangerous electric powers! Shocking, isn't it?|
|Although he would much rather be sleeping and/or eating, don't mistake Kirby's cuteness for weakness. He has some incredible skills in fighting -- learned mostly through copying his enemies. And we mean that literally! Try not to get eaten, okay?||
|Samus Aran doesn't just rock her awesome Varia Suit for fun. Its unique powers, granted through rare Chozo technology, grants her extensive abilities that are practically mandatory for her bounty hunting escapades. Although she's just as frightening without her suit, thanks to years of training with the Chozo themselves.||
|First introduced as Mario's loyal steed, Yoshi has since become quite the adventurer on his own. His escapades include saving a group of infants from a time-traveling Bowser, escaping a storybook, and even entering a plush world made of yarn!|
|Don't be confused by the name -- this massive ape actually WASN'T Mario's original nemesis. In fact, he's that Donkey Kong's grandson. This Donkey Kong and Mario tend to get along, as long as Mario doesn't get in the way of Donkey Kong's love of toys or bananas. With his little buddy Diddy Kong at his side, Donkey Kong is always ready to kick some tail.|
|This sweet little kid lives in a town full of animals and serves as their mayor. It seems like a big task, but with his secretary Isabelle at his side, he seems to be able to handle it. It's a little unsettling when he pulls out an axe or a shovel with that ever-stagnant grin on his face...||
|Isabelle works day and night at the town hall to assure everything is right for the animals who live in her hometown. She's probably overworked, the poor dear, but even if the mayor tried to give her a break, she'd likely refuse it.|
|Captain Falcon is not only one of the fastest racers in the F-Zero league, he's also an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Through sheer force of will, he can conjure a flaming falcon when punches -- it's best not to think about it too hard. If you do, you might just fall victim!||
|During an intergalactic mission for Hocotate Freight, Captain Olimar crashes onto the surface of Planet PNF-404. He quickly becomes acquainted with the Pikmin, a species on the planet, and they form a symbiotic relationship: Olimar leads the Pikmin and protects them from predators, while the Pikmin help Olimar rebuild his ship.||
|The son of James McCloud, Fox McCloud is the newest leader of the legendary mercenary group Star Fox. Fox is wise beyond his years and an incredibly talented pilot, but he often has trouble opening up and expressing his emotions to those he cares about. Fortunately, Krystal is close behind to whip him into shape.||
|In the distant future, humanity has been wiped out by excessive flooding, leaving only the sea creatures to survive in what was once civillization. After some evolutionary magic, the Inklings are born. Their boneless structure lets them hide in their ink, but also leaves them weak to water. They are also experts in various forms of ink-based weaponry, making them a force to be reckoned with.|
|Chibi-Robo is an adorable little helper robot whose sole purpose in life is to make everyone else's lives better and easier. Whether this means doing menial chores around the house, cleaning up trash in the park, or zipping through the world on an epic quest, you can bet this bot's up for the job.||
Mr. Game & Watch
|It may seem like this little guy doesn't have much to him, but he's actually a very important part of Nintendo's history. He's even older than Mario! Due to the limitations of his consoles, he can only move like a calculator, but that doesn't stop him from participating in the fun.||
The attractions of amiibo Land are its main appeal, providing multiple styles of gameplay through several minigames based on popular Nintendo franchises.
At the start of the game, all attractions are locked and must be purchased from Arcade Bunny for 500 Gold Coins apiece or obtained using the corresponding amiibo. At the beginning of the game, the player is granted 1,500 Gold Coins, enough to purchase up to three attractions of their choice.
All style, color, and series variations of amiibo function identically for unlocking attractions.
The Attraction Tour returns from Nintendo Land with identical functionality. Games that can only be played online will not appear during Attraction Tours.
Arcade Bunny's Shop
Arcade Bunny's Shop is located at the top of the tower in the center of the park. In addition to the above characters, costumes, and attractions, he also sells Mii costumes and decorations for the park.
- Main Article: amiibo Land/List of Mii Costumes
Like ordinary costumes, certain Mii costumes can be unlocked with amiibo. There are several costumes for Miis based on characters from different Nintendo franchises. One of each hat, top, pants, dress, and shoes can be equipped at a time.
- Main Article: amiibo Land/List of Decorations
Decorations can only be received by shopping with Arcade Bunny. They feature various characters and objects from the different attractions and come with descriptions.