Mini Mario and Friends: amiibo Challenge Announced

A new Mario vs. Donkey Kong game for both the 3DS and Wii U was just announced, and in a surprising twist, the game is named Mini Mario and Friends: amiibo Challenge. The game is played just like any other Mario vs. Donkey Kong game, but the main idea here is that you’ll be able to scan in Mario themed amiibos to unlock different Mini characters, as well as their respective stages. The current list of supported amiibo include:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Toad
  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • All other amiibos (unlocks Mini Spec)

Anyone who purchases an amiibo after January 28 will find a download code for the game. A free release on the eShop, as well as a release outside of Japan, is planned for the future. The game features a total of 60 stages, some of which can only be unlocked by using each character’s special ability. These ability include:

  • Mini Mario – wall jump
  • Mini Luigi – higher jump
  • Mini Peach – ability to float
  • Mini Toad – ability to shrink, pass through small gaps
  • Mini Donkey Kong – climb steep hills
  • Mini Diddy Kong – clings on platforms when falling, can climb back up
  • Mini Bowser – stomp jump during high falls
  • Mini Bowser Jr. – ability to walk on spikes
  • Mini Rosalina & Luma – ability to super jump next to wall

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Details on the game are still coming in, so be sure to check back with Mario Party Legacy as we bring you the latest on the newly announced title! Also, what happened to Wario!?

 

 

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Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 13, 2016 4:52 AM

Bowser Jr!! They look awesome! I always knew there could be a bowser mini!

LunarTanooki
January 13, 2016 7:15 AM

I always wanted a Mini-Mario Amiibo. : 3

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 13, 2016 9:02 AM

OMFG TIME TO BUY MY ROSALINA AMIIBO

GrandStarGalaxy
January 13, 2016 10:16 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Yep.

Rodney Jenkins
Rodney Jenkins
January 13, 2016 9:06 AM

So it’s like Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, but with amiibo?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
January 13, 2016 10:44 AM

Another Mario vs. DK game? Yeah, I’ll pass.

Rosie
Rosie
January 13, 2016 11:24 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

And I thought that the last Wii U Mario games wouldn’t be weak. Mario & Sonic 2016 seems really good, so it’s ok, but this one doesn’t. I know it’s the reveal day of the game and I don’t know anything about it, but really, it’s another Mario vs DK game and we already have Tipping Stars on the Wii U. And I really hope “Mini Spec” doesn’t end up turning another recurring Mario character.

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 13, 2016 11:37 AM
Reply to  Rosie

MINI SPEC FOR MARIO KART 9 AND MARIO PARTY 11

Rosie
Rosie
January 13, 2016 11:36 AM

The good thing I see in this game are that Rosalina finally has her mini toy version, which means that she only needs a paper and a Mario & Luigi version to be a complete part of the Mario crew now. Also it’s nice that thing of each mini toy having their own special abilities, though l think that for Rosalina, instead of super jumping next to walls she should have had again her spin move from 3D World. The stage backgrounds are also nice. But still, I won’t buy this game and I would prefer having any other Mario… Read more »

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 13, 2016 11:40 AM

Hey, where is wario and Dr. Mario!? They mest be en or I well be med? (JK 2016, but really, I would like them as minis)

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 13, 2016 11:42 AM
Reply to  Spiny Bro

IDGAF WE GOTZ ROSALINA!!!! XD

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 13, 2016 12:27 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

BAT WARIO IS MOE BUTIFOOL

XT
XT
January 13, 2016 1:33 PM

I wish they would stop leaving Daisy and Waluigi out of the picture already, sure they didn’t have big roles but they are still part of the series you know

Rosie
Rosie
January 13, 2016 2:55 PM
Reply to  XT

I think it’s because only the mainstream characters appear as toys in the Mario vs DK series, since I guess it could be considered mainstream too.

XT
XT
January 16, 2016 10:31 AM
Reply to  Rosie

Yeah I guess so but there is still yet for the two of them to appear in a mainstream game in the series

Bowser Jr. Is Bae
Bowser Jr. Is Bae
January 13, 2016 2:41 PM

Well I got a character I wanted. *cough* *name* *cough*

GreenPiggy
GreenPiggy
January 13, 2016 3:12 PM

Since this is a free release (Or at least soon), I think this game may actually be worth trying out. The fact that I have 7 out of the 11 characters as Amiibo, I will probably get a some enjoyment out of it. Not to mention that each character has a special ability of their own. Hopefully, Nintendo decides to make a fully fledged Amiibo game in 2017!

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
January 13, 2016 4:34 PM

Cuteness overload.

Black YOSHI ^_^
Black YOSHI ^_^
January 13, 2016 11:35 PM

In love with Mini Yoshi ????

GrandStarGalaxy
January 14, 2016 11:34 AM

I think I’ll try this out. My brother has the 30th Mario amiibo.

AbsolPowers
AbsolPowers
January 16, 2016 1:05 PM

this game is hawt diggity dawg #getittrended

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 21, 2016 3:19 PM

Rosalina and Bowser Jr. – “Put them in the game.”
Wario and Dr. Mario – “They’re too old, don’t put them in.”