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Super Mario series

Announced during the January 2015 Nintendo Direct, the Super Mario series amiibo feature iconic Nintendo characters in different poses from their Super Smash Bros. counterparts. In other words: yep, you're totally buying Mario again, especially if you don't want your amiibo's Super Smash Bros. data wiped when you use it on Mario Party 10.

Compatibility: Varies, see below.

Release date: March 20, 2015 (worldwide)

Mario

This Mario appears to be much friendlier than the Smash Bros. series one, with a more welcoming 'Hey, how are ya?' wave than a 'I'm-a gonna destroy you' glare.

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)
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)

Gold Mario

It's Gold Mario. It does everything other Mario amiibo does, except it's, y'know, gold. It's also really hard to come by - original a Wal-Mart exclusive bundled with Mario Party 10 in the US, it's now easier to find from online retailers like Amazon.

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)
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)

Silver Mario

Yep. It's Silver Mario. This one's a bit easier to come by, though, and wasn't a retail exclusive in the US.

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)
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)

Luigi

This version of Luigi is a lot more conventional than 'Almost Fallen Down Luigi', what with his little tip of the hat.

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)

Peach

This version of Peach is a little less detailed than her Super Smash Bros. counterpart, taking after the more cartoony look found in the Super Mario Bros. games.

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)

Bowser

Same Bowser with a different pose and a red base. Again, if you want another Bowser so you can have one for Smash Bros. and one for Mario Party 10, this one will fit the bill.

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)

Yoshi

The Super Smash Bros. Yoshi looks like he's walking. This one looks like he's standing a bit. Not much difference there. Still, if you want another Yoshi, well, here you go. T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas… what were they thinking?

Compatibility:

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)
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)

Toad

Toad! Look how happy he is! Hello, Toad! Let's go on an adventure! He may not be compatible with the most games, but he's the only amiibo that will unlock anything in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Plus, how can you say no to that giant smile? It's like pure happiness in toy form.

Compatibility:

Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (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)
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)