How to Use Amiibo with Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury use some amiibo in unique ways, and we list them all out in this guide.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury includes ambiibo support and released alongside two brand-new ones, Cat Mario and Cat Peach. Of course, you may be wondering how to use them.

Aside from those two, a couple of additional figures have special functionality in either Mario 3D World or Bowser's Fury, and all the others from the Mario series are compatible with it as well. 

How to Use Amiibo with Super Mario 3D World

Using these figures in 3D World is simple, though you have to either be in a course or playing Bowser's Fury for it to work. 

  • Turn airplane mode off
  • Hold the "left" direction pad button
  • Touch the base of your amiibo to the right Joy-Con stick

What Does the Cat Mario Amiibo Do in 3D World

The new Cat Mario figurine works in both Mario 3D World and Bowser's Fury. Scanning it makes a special White Cat Bell appear, and despite being generated by Mario, it works on any character.

It's essentially a feline version of the White Tanooki Suit, offering the cat powers and invincibility as an added bonus.

What Does Cat Peach Do?

The Cat Peach figurine also works in both games, and scanning it causes a random power-up to appear. It's handy in 3D World if you get caught short, but it's extra useful in Bowser's Fury, where you can have more than one of each power-up type.

What Does Bowser Do?

The King Koopa amiibo has a special use in Fury. Plop it on your Joy-Con when you're exploring Lake Lapcat, and you'll summon Fury Bowser. It's perfect when you need to destroy some Bowser blocks and don't feel like waiting until he shows up.

Using this one in 3D World summons a random power-up, and all versions work the same way.

What Does the Bowser Jr. Do?

Bowser Jr.'s statuette also has a nifty use in Fury. Scanning this one unleashes a shockwave that damages enemies and can activate out-of-reach blocks. Using it in 3D World gifts you a random power-up.

What About Other Ones in the Series? 

Any other series figures work the same as Cat Peach and grant you a random power-up. Note that there doesn't seem to be a limit to how many times you can use these either, so spam those power-ups to your heart's content.

That's all you need to know about how to use amiibo in Super Mario 3D World, but be sure to check out our other guides and help articles in the coming days.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 16th 2021

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