Cloud and Bayonetta amiibo are about to battle for your shelf space

Wave 1

This is it: the first wave of amiibo, guaranteed to syphon whatever disposable income you might have lying around. Wave 1 contains an eclectic lineup, featuring classic Nintendo mainstays and lesser-known characters. And Wii Fit Trainer.

Compatibility: Varies, see below.

Release date: November 21, 2014 (US)/November 28, 2014 (EU)

Mario

Of course Mario is one of the first amiibo to hit stores. He's Nintendo's number one mascot! That'd be like not including a Mario game with the GameCube launch… or Wii launch… or Nintendo 3DS launch… or… hmm. Well, it'd be pretty silly, ok? And I never thought they'd be able to make Mario look like a badass, but it's nice to be proven wrong every once in a while.

Compatibility:

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Read/Write)
Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Read/Write)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Link, the hero of The Legend of Zelda, is just as iconic as Nintendo's mustachioed plumber, and his amiibo features him in his signature attack pose. Just… ignore that giant golden column sticking out of Link's leg, alright? He's still as ferocious as ever, even with a plastic growth coming out of him.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Samus

If there's a deadly alien harassing your humble research station, there's really only one name you can count on - that's Samus Aran, the coolest bounty hunter around. She might seem out of place when standing next to all the other colorful cartoon characters, but there's no doubt that she's one of Nintendo's finest.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Kirby

First starring in Kirby's Dream Land, this pink puffball has charmed fans in numerous sequels and spinoffs since then. He may not look like much, but Kirby's got an appetite that could put the entire food industry out of business. Plus, how can you resist the charms of his little plastic smile? It's so freakin' cute!

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Fox

Fox McCloud has led the Star Fox team ever since the SNES days, keeping Slippy safe from getting shot, and taking way too much guff from perpetual jerk Falco. And just like his amiibo, Fox is always ready for some action.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Star Fox Zero (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong started out as a villain, having kidnapped Mario's then-girlfriend Pauline. Since then, he got his head on straight and starred as the hero in a bunch of his own games. While Mario and Donkey Kong seem to have buried the hatchet enough to hang out, they still have a bit of a rivalry going, as seen in the Mario vs Donkey Kong Series.

Compatibility:

Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Read/Write)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Pikachu

Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander were the three starting Pokémon in the original Red and Blue versions, but thanks to the massive success of the TV show, everyone wanted a Pikachu. This electrical rodent became the mascot to an unstoppable juggernaut of a series, and rightly so - he's practically engineered to be the most adorable creature ever.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)

Peach

Peach may be a Princess, but she might as well be queen, as she's the eminent ruler of the entire Mushroom Kingdom. She spends most of her time baking cakes and getting kidnapped by Bowser, but she brings the smack-down whenever she gets a chance in Super Smash Bros.

Compatibility:

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Read/Write)
Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Read/Write)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Marth

Marthis the original hero from the Fire Emblem series, which began in 1990 but was long absent from Western consoles. Thanks in no small part to his popularity in Smash Bros., the turn-based strategy series has since taken off overseas. While he was extremely rare following initial release, he's now relatively easy to find at a variety of retailers.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Fire Emblem Fates Birthright/Conquest (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Yoshi

Yoshi (full name: T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas) first debuted in Super Mario World, and has been Mario and Luigi's sidekick ever since. He's even starred in a few of his own games, like two different puzzle games (one called Yoshi's Cookie, and another simply titled Yoshi), and his own sidescrolling adventures in which he keeps a baby Mario safe from harm.

Compatibility:

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Read/Write)
Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Read/Write)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Villager

Animal Crossing is a slow-paced game, filled with fishing, woodcutting, bug catching, and more - which makes the Villager's expert fighting skills come as a huge surprise. I'm sure the murderous intent behind that blank stare are all in your head. Still, I'd sleep with one eye open.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Wii Fit Trainer

Ok, this is… weird. There's actually an official figure modeled after the trainer from Wii Fit. Somehow, the fact that Nintendo released an actual toy for its amiibo line (and made it part of its flagship wave) makes the prospect of grabbing one that much more enticing. Gaze at her as she stands in a perfect yoga 'dancer's' pose for the rest of time.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)