The inklings are here to paint the town orange and blue in Nintendo's first online shooter, Splatoon.
When you think online third-person shooter, Nintendo probably isn't the first publisher to spring to mind.
An online third-person shooter featuring cutesy squid-humanoids with ink (paint) guns, though?
Yeah, that sounds like Nintendo.
When Splatoon was first announced, it was met with mixed reactions. Some were confused about what Splatoon was exactly. Others just wanted another Metroid or Zelda game. Now that the messy multiplayer titles has surfaced, players all over the world are falling in love with its quirky charm and addictive skirmishes.
Splatoon does have a limited solo campaign, but the real fun is in its online multiplayer. The player picks their inkling (boy or girl, pictured above) and weapon. They are then thrown into a map with seven other players, split into teams of four. The aim for both teams is to coat the majority of the playing field with your team's colour. You do this by shooting ink, setting off ink bombs and taking out the opposing team in an effort to slow their progress. You can also transform into a squid and swim through the puddles of ink, making travelling around the map a breeze.
- Inkling Girl
The Inkling Girl amiibo unlocks 31 Charger Challenges all up, including five boss challenges, each of which brings plenty of spoils. Every fourth challenge unlocks a costume piece, weapon or minigame. Defeating bosses also unlocks a unique costume piece that goes towards creating the exclusive School uniform costume.
- Inkling Boy
The Inkling Girl amiibo unlocks 26 Roller Challenges and five boss challenges. Every fourth challenge and every boss battle unlocks a costume piece, weapon or minigame. Defeating bosses also unlocks a piece of the exclusive samurai costume.
- Inkling Squid
The Inkling Squid amiibo unlocks 25 Kraken and limited-ink Challenges and five boss challenges. Every fourth challenge and every boss battle unlocks a costume piece, weapon or minigame. Defeating bosses also unlocks a piece of the exclusive mech costume.
Splatoon for Wii U from ozgameshop.com
Splatoon is a 4v4 multiplayer shooter that throws players into an arena where two teams go head-to-head to stake their claim on the area. Inklings of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in ground control competitions.View details
Which amiibo are compatible with Splatoon?
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