I have stayed away from the buzz around Amiibo for a long time. I didn’t own a Nintendo Switch until recently and I really thought something so small and cheap was just a money grab by Nintendo. I now own a Switch and have had the opportunity to see how Amiibos have exploded. My good friend Azad here in Japan owns quite a few and I was able to really take a look at his collection and fully understand that Amiibo aren’t Pokemon and I don’t have to get them all.
The beginning of an Amiibo Addition?
I decided to start collecting the ones that appeal to me – and those who know me know of my love of all things Metroid. So scrolling through a local collectors shop and deciding on my first Amiibo really came down to which Metroid-related one. For a split second, I was tempted to get one related to Fire Emblem as I am playing Three Houses now but when I saw the Ridley Amiibo I just couldn’t put him down. So here we are now, me having my first Amiibo and plotting how I will be able to get moar!
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ridley Amiibo
This version of Ridley is the one that debuted in Super Smash Bros Ultimate – I don’t even own SSBU but I am a huge Ridley fan, so here I am now with a Ridley Amiibo. I recently mentioned him (and some of his backstory) in my post comparing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice to Super Metroid.
Do you own any Amiibo from Nintendo or a Nintendo Switch, thinking of getting any? Guess what is at the top of my list and WILL be the next Amiibo I grab? Let’s chat about them in a comment below or tweet me @Jamaipanese.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.