Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury includes ambiibo support and was released with two brand new ones, Cat Mario and Cat Peach. Of course, you might be wondering how to use them.
In addition to these two characters, a few additional figures have special features in Mario 3D World or Bowser's Fury, and all others in the Mario series are also compatible.
How to use Amiibo with Super Mario 3D World
Using these figures in Mario 3D World is simple, although you need to be in a class or playing Bowser's Fury for it to work.
- Turn off airplane mode
- Hold the "left" directional pad button
- Touch the base of your amiibo to the right Joy-Con stick
What does the Mario Amiibo cat do in 3D World?
The new Cat Mario figure works in both Mario 3D World and Bowser's Fury. The scanner brings up a special white cat bell, and while it's Mario-generated, it works on any character.
It's basically a feline version of 3D World's white Tanooki suit, giving the cat bonus powers and invincibility.
What does Cat Peach do?
The Cat Peach figure also works in both games, and scanning it causes a random power-up to appear. It's handy in 3D World if you're taken aback, but it's very useful in Bowser's Fury, where you can have more than one of each type of power-up.
What does Bowser do?
The Bowser amiibo has a special use in Fury. Place it on your Joy-Con when exploring Lake Lapcat and you'll summon Fury Bowser. It's perfect when you need to destroy Bowser's blocks and don't feel like waiting for him to show up.
Using this in 3D World invokes a random power-up, and all versions work the same.
What does the Bowser Jr. do?
The Bowser Jr. statuette also has a clever use in Fury. Swiping it triggers a shockwave that damages enemies and can activate out-of-range blocks. Using it in 3D World gives you a random power-up.
What about the others in the series?
All other Mario Series figures work the same as Cat Peach and give you a random bonus. Note that there doesn't seem to be a limit to the number of times you can use them either, so spam these power-ups to your heart's content.
That's all you need to know about using amiibo in Super Mario 3D World, but be sure to check out our other guides and help articles in the coming days.