It’s just coins and power-ups
Itching to see how Kirby and the Forgotten Land amiibo functionality is handled?
Well if you were worried that it would gate off some content or be crucial in some form, you can rest easy. It’s just as we expected based on the info from the official Japanese site.
The gist is that they are entirely used for menial power-up bonuses.
You can scan amiibo immediately after starting the game, even in the tutorial area. All you need to do is press the “+” [start] button, then select “amiibo” from the menu. That pause menu can be seen above.
After selecting the amiibo option, the above screen will pop up, and it will ask for a confirmation prompt.
You just press the amiibo against the scan/NFC point and items will pop out around Kirby.
I tested all of the “supported” amiibo and some random ones.
Without further ado, here is how Kirby and the Forgotten Land amiibo tapping worked out, on a figure by figure basis:
- Rosalina (as a test) – Dropped coins and fruit in an area around Kirby, that you can immediately pick up off the ground
- Meta Knight Smash line – Coins and a speed boost power-up
- Meta Knight Kirby line (blue base) – Same thing as the Meta Knight Smash amiibo
- Kirby Smash line – Coins and a life up power-up
- Kirby blue base – Same thing as the Kirby Smash amiibo
- King Dedede Smash – Coins and an attack boost power-up
- Dedede Kirby line – Same thing as the Dedede Smash amiibo
- Waddle Dee – Coins and health potion
- Qbby – Coins and fruit
A few notes:
As you can see, it’s a lot like how amiibo chest drops were handled in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but with even less intensity.
There’s also a temporary limit to the madness. If you try and use an amiibo twice in a row (or multiple times in the same level), the game will tell you that you need to clear a stage before you use it again. If you use five amiibo in succession, the game will also tell you that you need to clear a stage before you can use more
And that’s pretty much it. If you have some figures lying around, have at it! If you don’t, no worries.