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2015 Holiday Shopping Guide: Best 3DS Amiibo Games

While Amiibos are mainly associated with the Wii U, the figures can also be used with select Nintendo 3DS games. So what titles should you be checking if you decided to buy a compatible game on Black Friday or anytime during the holiday season? You can find in our list of the best 3DS Amiibo games that were released in 2015.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus

The Plus Edition of improved the controls and graphics of the already solid Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. Not to mention that the new version added support for Amiibo as certain characters will unlock Nintendo-themed aircrafts with increased stats. If you missed air combat games, you should give Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus a try with this link on Amazon.

The Plus Edition supports the Bowser, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Fox, Link, Luigi, Maro, Pac-Man, Peach, Samus, Sheik, Toon Link and Zelda Amiibos.Ace-Combat-Assault-Horizon-Legacy-Plus

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Nintendo introduced Amiibo cards into the market. For the uninformed, you get to design the home of the villagers in the videogame. By using the compatible cards and/or figures, you will be able to invite characters from previous games to hang out. If you enjoy the home customization aspects of the previous AC games, you should consider purchasing Happy Home Designer with this page as well.

The latest Animal Crossing game is compatible with all the Animal Crossing Amiibo cards and figures.Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and Nintendo NFC Amiibo Accessory Bundle

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash

The cult hit Chibi-Robo series is back with the release of Zip Lash for the Nintendo 3DS. Players will be able to maneuver the robot, via his power cord, through 2D levels. Platforming fans should feel right at home with Chibi-Robo Zip Lash. You can check out the new handheld installment with this page.

By using the Chibi-Robo Amiibo, you will unlock the Super Chibi Robo power up. You can also earn in-game coins by using other figures.Chibi-Robo Zip Lash with Chibi-Robo amiibo bundle

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

While Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was released last year, American gamers weren’t able to take advantage of the game’s Amiibo features until the 2015 launches of the New Nintendo 3DS and NFC Reader. As with the Wii U version, you are able to train computer-controller characters, based on the figure you used, and then upload the data unto the Amiibo. If you haven’t done so already, you can purchase the first handheld Super Smash Bros. game with this link.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS supports all Amiibo figures that are based off of the characters in the fighting game.Super-Smash-Bros-for-3DS-Mewtwo-20

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is the latest strategy game to be developed by Intelligent Systems, the same company behind the Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series. The new intellectual property plays similarly to Valkyria Chronicles in which real-time third-person shooting elements have been mixed with turn-based strategic planning. If you overlooked the game when it launched, make sure to pick up the quality title with this page.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. has one of the better usage for Amiibos as you can unlock Ike, Lucina, Marth and Robin as playable characters by scanning in their respective figures.code-name-steam

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

One of the best JRPGs of recent years was ported over to the New Nintendo 3DS (the same title won’t work on the regular 3ds systems). Monster Games did a stellar job fitting in the massive world to the handheld version while adding new model viewer and jukebox modes to boot. If you missed out on the hard-to-find Wii version, you can purchase the New Nintendo 3DS port here.

By using the Shulk Amiibo, you will obtain in-game tokens, which is used to unlock tracks and models from the aforementioned jukebox and model viewer.Xenoblade-Chronicles-3DAs you can see above, you have plenty of choices if you decide to purchase 3DS Amiibo games on Black Friday on anytime during the 2015 holiday season.