I’ve never personally gotten into Amiibo, as I’ve already got more than enough plastic tat in my life, but I certainly can’t deny their appeal. They’re nifty little figurines that feature an impressively wide variety of characters, and there’s something satisfying about getting something tangible to go along with your new game. It doesn’t hurt that using them in conjunction with your games occasionally unlocks neat stuff. Here’s how to use Amiibo in Metroid Dread.
Alongside the game proper, Nintendo released two Metroid Dread Amiibo figures, one for Samus in her new suit, and one for the EMMI robot hunting her.
How to Use Amiibo in Metroid Dread
While you’re playing Metroid Dread, you can bring up the options menu by pressing the Minus button, select the Amiibo option, and tap one of these figures to your controller’s NFT point. Using the Samus Amiibo will reward you with a free health-increasing energy tank, while using the EMMI Amiibo will give you an extra missile tank. The extra tanks only work the first time you use the figures; subsequent times will only restore your health or missiles, and they can only be used once per real day.
However, fans have discovered that you don’t specifically have to use the Metroid Dread Amiibos to utilize this feature. Any Metroid-themed Amiibos will work, even if they’re branded for different games. It’s also been noted that whether you receive health or missiles depends on the Amiibo you use.
The following Amiibos will give you an energy tank and restore your health:
- Samus — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Samus — Metroid Dread
- Samus — Metroid: Samus Returns
- Zero Suit Samus — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meanwhile, these Amiibos will give you a missile tank and restore your missiles:
- Dark Samus — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- EMMI — Metroid Dread
- Metroid — Metroid: Samus Returns
- Ridley — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
If you can’t get your hands on the Metroid Dread Amiibos right now (and considering the usual popularity of these things, it wouldn’t be surprising), you can still get those extra tanks by using old Amiibos.
For more related content, you can check out our website’s Metroid Dread section.