Amiibos – cheating or fair game play?

By Michelle Martinez
April 7, 2017

We’ve had a little over a month with the much anticipated Nintendo Switch release and alongside the new Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild. I for one am completely hooked on this game. So far it is my only game on the Switch, but I have yet to grow tired or bored of it.

Since getting the Switch and Zelda (and realizing after 2 weeks that it is compatible with Amiibos) I thought I’d give it a try!

I’ve seen so many people online with over 100 Amiibos! Crazy! I currently have 4. I have Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing series, Mario gold edition (I got that one because it looked cool), Link Rider, and Link Archer. Nintendo offers a list of compatible Amiibos for each game, click here to see the compatible Amiibos for Breath of the Wild.

Now for those who may not know, or are super late to the Amiibo party (like me) various Amiibos unlock items within the Zelda game. Such as various meats, herbs, fish, chests for those Zelda related Amiibos, weapons, and arrows. The only catch is you can use each Amiibo once a day to get those items.

So going back to the initial question, are Amiibos fair game play on Zelda BOTW? Think about it- you use the meats/herbs/fish/food items to create certain dishes, you then have 2 options from there to sell them for Rupees or eat them for health while in combat. Some may say Amiibos give you that extra help in the game; others say that it adds to the overall cost of the game. Personally, I do see that because of this option, I am wanting to spend more by going out and finding these Zelda Amiibos just so I can get that extra stuff once a day.

I’d love to hear from you guys on what your thoughts or opinions are about Amiibos and how they work in Zelda BOTW!

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