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Play Nintendo’s how-to guide on using new contraptions that can help you get past dangerous baddies in the Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge game.


ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Fantasy Violence

There are new obstacles to overcome in the Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge game!

But there are also a lot of new contraptions to help you get past them! Each contraption offers a unique way that may help you guide your Mini safely to the goal. All you have to do is tap a compatible amiibo figure to get started!


Fire Block


You can control the flames of this dangerous contraption with the tap of a stylus. The red button turns on and off the Fire Blocks. Your Mini won’t get burned as long as it stays on the cap!


Mine Cart


Your Mini can travel in safety and style with the Mine Cart. Just tap the red button to start the cart moving. Place Girders in the right spots to help guide the cart along the right path.


Candle & Ghosts


The candle in this contraption scares Ghosts into covering their eyes, so you can safely walk your Mini right through them. You’ll also be able to see invisible blocks, which may help you reach new places.


Boost Pad


If you want to give your Mini an extra burst of speed, you can march it up to a Boost Pad and it’ll automatically zip on ahead. Tap the Boost Pad to change the direction of the arrows.


Barrel Cannon


You can make your Mini hop into a cannon by marching up to it. Tap the red button to shoot your Mini out of the cannon and into enemies!


Gravity Well


You can use the Gravity Well to guide your Mini through walls and floors. Tap on the blue star to put your Mini in bubble, then you can pull your Mini along. Tap the bubble to pop it and release your Mini.




When the Fan is turned on, you can guide your Mini into the air flow to blow it in the direction the Fan is pointing. Tap a Fan to turn the “on” ones off and the “off” ones on.




A Balloon can help your Mini reach high places. Grab onto one, then float your Mini through certain parts of the level. When you’ve reached the location you want, tap the Balloon to pop it and drop your Mini.


Bouncy Mushroom


Bouncy Mushrooms are another way to help your Mini reach high places. Guide your Mini onto a Bouncy Mushroom, then tap yellow button to bounce up, down, left, and right. It may take a while to get your timing right!


Egg Launcher


The Egg Launcher can launch your Mini to hard-to-reach places. You can change the trajectory of your egg by placing Girders in the right spots.


This is a free-to-download game, but at least one amiibo figure is required to play; sold separately. To learn more about the game, you can visit the official site.

Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Visit for specific details on how each amiibo works.