Has there been a more anticipated game than Super Mario Odyssey this year? I can’t think of many and even for someone like me who does not have a Switch yet, I was still pumped for the release of the game because I knew we were getting new Mario figures alongside. These Amiibo have a lot of character to them and offer something different than any other Mario figure we’ve seen. With that said, let’s jump in and take a closer look at the latest Mario Amiibo from Nintendo!
Box – Nintendo put together an interesting design for these new Amiibo boxes. Red, gold, and white obviously work well with Mario and look classy for a wedding but if you look closely, there is an atlas-like style to the background that really looks cool and fits the theme of Super Mario Odyssey.
Functionality – On the back of the Amiibo, Nintendo describes how this Amiibo can be used in Mario Odyssey. I’m not a huge fan of when you use an Amiibo to make the game easier but I love when they unlock skins or costumes. Fortunately, you get both with this Amiibo and who wouldn’t want Mario in his wedding outfit!?! Since this is a Mario Amiibo it is safe to assume it will work in a lot of other Nintendo games as well so it is a good value if you’re looking for a figure that will work in many different games.
Pose – One area where there is plenty of room for variation with Mario figures is his pose and this is certainly something we haven’t seen before! Mario is obviously designed to fit with the new Peach and Bowser but if you had to describe how Mario on his own, it looks like he is either offering you something or asking for a dance. That is certainly something different and that is not a way I ever thought I would describe Mario! With that said, the pose is very charming and cute because of who Mario is. The pose helps this new Amiibo definitely stand out on your shelf and is pretty well designed.
Paint and Details – With a basic white color scheme, you might think that there are not many interesting details but there are some nice touches scattered throughout this figure. For example, Mario’s hat is textured to make it look soft. The glossy white paint on his suit also really looks good and fits the occasion. Unfortunately, I do have some paint issues with my Mario including a black dot near his eye and some plain white paint that spilled on his jacket. These little issues are a surprise because Nintendo usually avoids them. With that said, I suspect I just bought a poorer version of this figure than what is on most shelves so I won’t hold it against this figure. I do advise you to take a good look at Mario before you buy just to make sure he is of a higher quality than the one I bought.
Closing Thoughts – As soon as I saw these new Mario Odyssey Amiibo, I knew I was going to buy them but I’m happy that the figure lived up to my expectations. In fact, I would say it is probably my favorite Mario Amiibo now just because of how cute and charming it is. Long-time visitors to the site know, I love Mario and any Mario figures I can get my hands on. With this Amiibo though, Nintendo has delivered something unique that will stand out in your collection even if you have a lot of Mario figures. Super Mario Odyssey is getting amazing reviews and if you like this character and figures at all, chances are good that this charming design is something you will enjoy for many years to come.