Twilight Princess HD – amiibo Functions Recap

Twilight Princess HD

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is getting a rerelease on Wii U next Saturday, and comes bundled with an exclusive Wolf Link amiibo. So with all this in mind, let’s take the opportunity to recap what amiibo usage the game will have. For the most part it’s nothing major, but there’s one use in particular that’s pretty quirky.

Wolf Link amiibo

The main amiibo feature comes from the bundled Wolf Link amiibo. This amiibo will unlock access to the ‘Cave of Shadows’ dungeon, in which you’ll need to fight consecutive waves of enemies. It sounds similar to the Cave of Ordeals from the original game. When you complete this dungeon you can save onto your amiibo the number of hearts you had left at the end, so that you can try to beat your record when you replay the dungeon in the future. It’s been stated that the Wolf Link amiibo will interact with the new Zelda Wii U game coming out eventually, but no details have been provided. Thankfully bundled amiibo usually end up being sold separately from the game in stores, so you won’t need to buy Twilight Princess HD to access this content if it doesn’t interest you.

Link amiiboZelda amiibo

If you tap the Link or Toon Link amiibo onto the GamePad, then it will instantly replenish your supply of arrows, while the Zelda and Sheik amiibo will replenish your hearts. It’s not a super involved use of the figures, but it saves you some time when you’re out in the field I guess. Each of these amiibo can only be used once per day so as to not unbalance the game too much – it’d be silly if you were effectively invincible because you paid for a toy, wouldn’t it?

Ganondorf amiibo

The last use of amiibo in the game is the one I find the most interesting. If you tap the Ganondorf amiibo while in-game, Link will now take twice as much damage from enemies! People worry about amiibo becoming Play To Win, but how about a Play To Lose one, eh? If you’re playing in the game’s new Hero Mode (in which Link already takes double damage) then you can use the Ganondorf amiibo to increase this to FOUR TIMES THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE! You’ll definitely want to stock up on fairies if you’re going to play the game like that.


If you want to see these effects in action, Nintendo has created a special amiibo trailer for the game, which you can view below:



The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches in Australia on March 5th 2016. To keep up with the latest releases, make sure you check out our calendar.

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