Metroid Dread Amiibo Increases Player Health And Missiles

It has been revealed that the Metroid Dread amiibo figurines increase player heath and missiles when scanned into the game.

The Metroid Dread amiibo dual pack includes Samus and E.M.M.I figurines. In the UK the dual pack is priced at £26.99 and $29.99 for the US.

What do the Metroid Dread amiibo’s do?

As the title of this article states, the amiibo’s will increase the player’s health and the number of missiles you can carry. When scanned the Samus amiibo will grant you an additional energy tank upping the capacity to 100. Whereas the E.M.M.I Amiibo will grant you an additional missile tank upping the capacity to 10, once a day when scanned.

When first used, both amiibo’s upgrades will be permanent. However, after that, they will simply top-up your health and missiles when scanned.

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I have no issues with the perks that the Metroid Dread amiibo’s grant, as it feels like a helping hand, something that most amiibo’s do. To add, this perhaps can not be considered the case with The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD amiibo’s.

Furthermore, during May when Princess Zelda and Loftwing amiibo was announced for Skyward Sword HD, it was revealed that the figurine would unlock fast travel. Amiibo’s in The Legend of Zelda series usually unlock treasure chests with crafting materials.

The Zelda and Loftwing Amiibo in Skyward Sword HD will unlock the ability to fast travel, a feature that wasn’t available in the original Wii version of the game. This angered some gamers as it was felt that the ability to fast travel should have been a new feature in the game not hidden behind an amiibo paywall.

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to grab the amiibo’s for Metroid Dread or Skyward Sword HD, it seems that stock has pretty much run out everywhere.

What are your thoughts on the Metroid Dread amiibo’s? Let us know across our social media channels. Metroid Dread will be released for Nintendo Switch on August 8th, 2021. You can pre-order the game now from the GameByte Shop from £45.95.


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