If there's one thing you can say about Nintendo, it's that the company knows how to market its products. Take the Amiibo line of toys/game add-ons, for example, these are simple devices that not only make for adorable collectibles, but they are also incredibly useful in-game. You can take an Amiibo of your favorite character, throw it onto your Nintendo DS, 3DS, Switch, Wii U, or whatever else might work and suddenly gain a huge advantage in the game you are playing.
Not only are Amiibo cute and useful, but they are also highly collectible. Nintendo only releases a certain amount of figures and then cuts production, which limits the number of people who can get a specific unit. Need that one Link or Mario to take out the competition in Super Smash Bros. or another one of Nintendo's popular games? You may have to pony up some serious dough. The best Amiibos are often the ones most people never have a chance to collect and you can find them all compiled here on this list.
For Super Smash Bros., having the right Amiibo is more about training them and building them up over time. Each time one is used in the game, the player will be able to level them up, but they can also learn new tactics and improve gameplay so the best ones are the ones each player invests their time in. Because of this, only the most collectible and sought-after Amiibos from the SSMB series are listed here. Vote up the best Amiibos to use in the Super Smash Bros. games.
*All prices and values are subject to change and are rounded to the nearest dollar.
Mario is not only one of the most iconic video game characters in all of existence, he is the face of Nintendo! That makes any Amiibo of the character incredibly popular, but this variant edition from Japan is colored gold, which makes it all the more collectible. It doesn't do anything differently than the silver or standard-colored versions of Mario available from other Amiibo lines, but it is certainly pleasing to look at. Nintendo's description:
Mario never hesitates to leap into action when there's trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom. Known for saving the world (and Princess Peach) countless times from Bowser, Mario is a true super star. He's got amazing jumping skills and makes use of a wide range of transformations. Mario has also powered up into countless roles: referee, doctor, sportsman, dancer, kart racer, and many more.
Released: November 21, 2014
Kirby's greatest rival, Meta Knight, made his first appearance back in 1993 with Kirby's Adventure. He made his Amiibo debut in the SSBS universe with the release of the series' third wave, but was exclusive only to Best Buy locations in the United States and Canada. They could also be found at Future Shop in Canada, which enabled a slightly wider release of the Amiibo. These are fun to have and a must if you have a Kirby in your collection. They regularly run for around $35 online. Nintendo's description:
Kirby’s mysterious rival, this masked swordsman appears in several Kirby games. His giant cape transforms into wings, giving him the power of flight. He also captains a giant battleship, the Halberd, in order to take control of Dream Land. Meta Knight has shown his face briefly before, but his relationship to Kirby is still a mystery.
Released: February 20, 2015
As any Pokémon player or collector will tell you, you gotta catch em' all, which is why anyone serious about playing the game will grab their very own Mewtwo. This was the ultimate Pokémon from the very beginning and as elusive as Mewtwo may have been, it's important any serious Pokémon collector pick one up for their collection! Nintendo's description:
Created from modified Mew DNA, Mewtwo was designed to be the ultimate Pokémon™. It didn't take on any of Mew's kinder traits and only uses its intelligence to destroy its enemies. Or...so it seems. Perhaps it just feels frightened or even tormented, and that's why it lashes out. Whatever the reason, Mewtwo is not to be messed with.
Released: October 23, 2015
Link is the main playable character in the Legend of Zelda franchise and one of the most popular characters in the Nintendo library. His Amiibo was released in the first wave for SSBS back in 2014 and remains one of the most popular in the series. Nintendo's description:
Link is the main character in The Legend of Zelda games. A young boy living in Hyrule, Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and Hyrule from the Gerudo thief Ganondorf. Humble to the end, Link is known not merely as a hero but as a symbol of courage, strength and wisdom as well.
Released: November 21, 2014