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Ard
 
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2/26 6:52pm
Wow, haven't been on this site in years. x_x

So, I have a fascination with trading cards and trading card games... haven't gotten into many, due to not having much money or friends interested. But I was the only person I knew who actually had an e-Reader (I got it in 2003 or 2004 I believe, at the end of its lifespan, and the store only had a used one). Finding the Animal Crossing cards for it was a hassle- my dad had to buy them online, and even in December 2004, they were pricey for just 2 normal packs! I didn't get much else for Christmas that year.

Anyway, back when the two new AC games came out, my online friend briefly mentioned them (I've been really out of the video game loop). I initially had no interest in games anymore, including my once-favorite series AC. But now, wanting to play some games again, looking at HHD... it seems right up my alley. Home design was my favorite part of the game, so I'd enjoy it a lot. And I already have a 3DS! But I'm not gonna bother with amiibo Festival... seems like it didn't get great reviews, plus I have nobody to play with.

So, I just learned that amiibo cards existed. I knew the figures did, but I'm so glad the cards do!

Problem is,... are they still available? Threads on here said that people had problems finding the newer ones. No problem for me, I have a P.O. Box and do online shopping. But are they available in online outlets too? And can I get the older series' of them?

Now, my main question is... what do they do??? It seems like, in HHD, they bring the character into the game and it functions from there- you design their house, etc. For amiibo Festival, what do they do? I'm just curious.

I also hear you can use them for Mario games. The cards appear to have dice and rock-paper-scissors symbols on them, as if for use in Mario Party. I also heard you can somehow use them in Mario Maker. What do they do in these games?

(Sorry for the long winding story here, just really curious)
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I can still easily find amiibo cards, they're everywhere at stores around me. It's really up to supply & demand. Some stores will, some won't. There's unfortunately no one for sure answer. But, you can definitely buy them online. People are even selling individual cards (myself included), if you're really looking to start collecting.

Also, I agree; don't even bother with Amiibo Festival. It was a huge let down, and I honestly haven't heard a single positive thing about it.

For HHD, you'll need the NCF Reader, which is sold separately (or in part of a HHD bundle), unless you have a New 3DSXL.

For Amiibo Festival, I think all they do is let you use that character as a "piece", for the game? Like if you use an Isabelle amiibo, you'll play as Isabelle. Something along those lines.
And I think for Mario Maker, they act as costume changes? At least, from what I've seen online.
To be honest, I haven't seen too much about those games, as I have no real interest in them, but this is just what a basic search told me a few months back. LOL.
Sorry if this wasn't terribly helpful.
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So I just did a Google search, and this is what I found...

For the Mario Maker game, yes, they are costumes... but only 17 of the cards actually work for it. Videos have confirmed this as well; most of the cards do not work. Still very cool though... the K.K. Slider sprite in Mario is adorable. xD

But, according to Nintendo's official site... the AC amiibo cards are compatible with a lot of games. Even games that you wouldn't expect. Hmm. I'm curious as to what they do, but am willing to bet 90% of it is just costumes.

Also, on etsy, there was someone selling custom-made cards... and somehow, they actually work with the games. I have no idea how they managed to do that. On another note, it seems like the chip used in the amiibo cards/figures is the same as ones used in credit cards. Interesting.

Anyway, thanks for your reply, mayaora.
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