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Mario Kart 8: amiibo compatibility list

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In 1992, the Mario Kart series gave new meaning to sibling rivalry and twenty-four years on, it still remains the best way to settle an argument at a family gathering.

Do you remember the first time you were blue-shelled by your best friend? After fourteen years of bottling resentment, it's time to hit the tarmac again and settle the score with Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo Wii U. A lot has changed since the days of the Nintendo 64. Not the least of which is the amount of racers to choose from. The playable character roster has expanded from 8 to 36 and the latest line-up features characters from the extended Nintendo-verse, like Link and Villager, who bring with them unique vehicles and tracks.

It doesn't stop there. Mario Kart 8 is significantly larger in just about every way. There's 32 tracks to race (including 16 new and 16 returning tracks) and four brand-new power-ups: the boomerang, crazy eight, super horn and piranha plant.

If you're a seasoned karter, there's plenty of fresh content here to bring you back from your hiatus. What's more is you can bring your amiibo collection along for the ride. See below for amiibo functionality in Mario Kart 8.

How to use amiibo in Mario Kart 8
  • Unlock unique costumes

Tap any amiibo from the list below, and you will unlock a unique costume. The theme of each costume corresponds with the amiibo you tap. Ever wanted to race Captain Falcon or Sonic the Hedgehog against the Mushroom Kingdom? This is as close as you'll get for now.

  • Dress up your Mii racer

Once you've unlocked your Nintendo costumes, dress up your Mii avatar and take it online. It's the best way to show your Fox fandom or support for Samus to the rest of the world.


Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U

Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U from ozgameshop.com

With new characters from the larger Nintendo universe, like Link and Villager, new items, tracks and online play, Mario Kart 8 is the best addition to the series in years. Click here to find out more.

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Which amiibo are compatible with Mario Kart 8?

Full List of Amiibo FigurinesCompatible?Where to buy
Blue Yarn YoshiyesShop now
Bowser (Smash Bros.)yesShop now
Bowser (Super Mario)yesShop now
Bowser Jr.noShop now
Captain FalconyesShop now
CharizardnoShop now
Chibi-RobonoShop now
Classic 8-bit MarioyesShop now
Dark Hammer Slam Bowseryesn/a
Dark PitnoShop now
Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kongyesn/a
Diddy KongnoShop now
Donkey Kongyesn/a
Dr. MarioyesShop now
Duck Huntnon/a
GanondorfnoShop now
Gold Mario (Super Mario)yesn/a
Gold Mega Manyesn/a
Green Yarn YoshiyesShop now
GreninjanoShop now
Hammer Slam Bowseryesn/a
IkenoShop now
Inkling Boynon/a
Inkling GirlnoShop now
Inkling SquidnoShop now
IsabellenoShop now
JigglypuffnoShop now
K.K. (aka K.K. Slider)non/a
King DededenoShop now
Little MacnoShop now
Luigi (Smash Bros.)yesShop now
Luigi (Super Mario)yesShop now
MabelnoShop now
Mario (Smash Bros.)yesn/a
Mario (Super Mario)yesShop now
MarthnoShop now
Mega ManyesShop now
Mega Yarn YoshinoShop now
Meta KnightnoShop now
MewtwonoShop now
Mii Brawlernon/a
Mii Gunnernon/a
Mii Swordfighternon/a
Modern 8-bit MarioyesShop now
Mr. Game & WatchnoShop now
Peach (Smash Bros.)yesn/a
Peach (Super Mario)yesShop now
PikachunoShop now
Pikmin & Olimaryesn/a
Pink Yarn YoshiyesShop now
RobinnoShop now
Rosalina and LumayesShop now
SamusyesShop now
SheiknoShop now
Shovel KnightnoShop now
Silver Mario (Super Mario)yesShop now
SonicyesShop now
Timmy & Tom NooknoShop now
Tom NooknoShop now
Toon LinkyesShop now
Turbo Charge Donkey Kongyesn/a
WarioyesShop now
Wii Fit Trainernon/a
Wolf LinknoShop now
Yoshi (Smash Bros.)yesn/a
Yoshi (Super Mario)yesShop now
ZeldanoShop now
Zero Suit Samusyesn/a
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