It has been a long time coming, but finally, a brand-new 2D Metroid game is in our hands. After 19 long years, fans of the series can enjoy all of the challenges of Metroid Dread, along with exploration, secrets, and tough boss battles to boot. There will also likely be newcomers, and judging from the reception, the difficulty is already a stumbling block. Thank goodness there is a way around it, and it all boils down to the amiibo functionality in Metroid Dread.
Using Amiibo in Metroid Dread
If you have in your possession both the Samus and E.M.M.I amiibos, then things will be easier in Metroid Dread. Bring up the amiibo menu by tapping the – button, then scan the amiibo on the right Joy-Con. The Samus amiibo drops a permanent Energy Tank the first time you use it, and will restore up to 200 health with every subsequent use.
As for the E.M.M.I amiibo in Metroid Dread, it adds to your missile capacity the first time, and refill missiles for every use after. With these timely refills, it will definitely make your experience in the game a much smoother one.
However, there is a caveat. You are only meant to use these amiibos once per day. Of course, if you want to circumvent that restriction, you can do so as well. Simply change up the date and time of your Nintendo Switch, and you can repeat this process over and over again.
With the beneficial amiibo functionality in Metroid Dread and a way to constantly use it, no boss fights will be too hard. If you are looking to fully enjoy what the game brings to the table, then you are better off just relying on the amiibo intermittently.
And there you have it, everything you need to know about the amiibo functionality in Metroid Dread. Be sure to check out the other useful guides on the different block types, the grapple beam, and more.
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