Amiibo Functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Detailed, Includes Raining Meat


Following the release of the 30th anniversary Legend of Zelda amiibo last Friday, many were wondering how the amiibo would function in next year’s Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo of America has finally announced how they will work and it’s… interesting, to say the least.

First, each amiibo has its own effect, listed below:

  • Ocarina of Time Amiibo: Drops meat from the sky
  • Toon Link: Drops fish from the sky
  • Wind Waker Zelda: Drops plants from the sky
  • 8-bit Link: Drops barrels from the sky

See a pattern? All of these amiibo also have a chance to drop a chest featuring a rare item. Hopefully it won’t crush your precious Ocarina of Time meat.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases next year for both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch.

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  1. Mr0303
    December 5, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Is Dr Mario’s effect going to be raining pills from the sky? It’s finally time for Link to have his fix.

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 5, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Well at least it’s nothing important.

  3. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    December 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I’m sure the nintenyearolds are hyped that they have another game to use those happy meal toys with.

  4. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    December 5, 2016 at 11:10 am

    So amiibos are basically functioning like cheat codes would in other games? This comes off as one of those silly unimportant things some cheat codes would unlock.

  5. British_Otaku
    December 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

    In this case, yes but it is unusual for a Zelda game. The last Zelda game (a remake but still) locked a whole bonus dungeon behind an Amiibo.

    This is one of the more harmless cases but not as good as Super Mario Maker (everything can be unlocked for free easily).

  6. Tubsiwub
    December 5, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Amiibo are great. I love ’em. It’s a shame I don’t open any of mine.

  7. scemar
    December 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    i’m ok with this, really, it could be much much worse

    reminder that twilight princess HD had amiibos to double damage, and reduce amount of hearts, effectively turning the game into a “hard mode” locked behind a plastic and scarce paywall

    random trash falling from the sky seems so useless it’s harmless by comparison

  8. scemar
    December 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    a whole remake bonus dungeon
    gg nintendo

  9. Smug
    December 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    good goy

  10. British_Otaku
    December 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Locked behind an Amiibo which is exclusive to the LE of TPHD only in Europe no less.


  11. British_Otaku
    December 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I hate to sound like I’m praising Nintendo on those Amiibo uses but at the very least those features were connected to common Amiibo, the series has supported 3 Heart Runs for a long time and TP had a hard mode added in already.

    Neither TPHD or this are great since it is clearly content which could be pretty novel to find or unlock (perhaps just choose) but now it is tied to real life plastic.

  12. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    December 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Physical DLC

  13. Dale Frewaldt
    Dale Frewaldt
    December 5, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    $15 physical DLC.

  14. Fandangle
    December 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    a whole dungeon is over blowing it. It’s a cave of ordeals re skin with wolf link.

  15. British_Otaku
    December 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I did hear about that, but will continue to nail them to the ground for locking away content like that regardless.

  16. Snorlaxation
    December 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    It’s raining MEAT. Hallelujah! it’s raining MEAT, yes MEAT!