Amiibo Tap, which launched in Japan on April 23, is coming to North America and Europe on April 30. This piece of freeware that allows you to “tap” any Amiibo on your Wii U console and receive a three-minute demo of a number of classic Nintendo titles. A few Zelda games are included in Amiibo Tap, as well as additional Nintendo classics for your gaming pleasure.

NES Titles

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA version)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Metroid
  • Yoshi
  • Dr. Mario
  • Punchout!!
  • Mach Rider
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climbers
  • Kid Icarus
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Pinball
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Wario’s Woods
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SNES Titles

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby’s Dreamland 3
  • Kirby’s Superstar
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Super Metroid
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

That’s a lot of games! The demos will be randomized relative to the Amiibo that you decide to scan, so just because you use a Zelda Amiibo does not mean that you will receive a Zelda game!

As Nintendo continues to develop new and innovative ways to integrate Amiibo into the everyday life of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, what would you like to see next?

  • Ryan Haney

    This is smart, because they make people who own amiibos feel like they are getting more out of their $12 purchase, and give a link to buy it on the eShop. I wonder if they could make a Nintendoland or Wii Sports Club update to tie in amiibos. They could probably use them in the next Metroid game like they used save files from other games to decorate your ship in Metroid Prime 3. I don’t want it to be too blatant in the next Zelda game. Maybe just unlocking Easter Eggs, but not putting Link in a Kirby suit.