duckhuntamiiboThe latest wave of amiibo are hitting shelves in Australia on Saturday, September 26.

Here I break down what Aussie retailers are selling them for.

The line up consists of Mr. Game & Watch, R.O.B, Duck Hunt Duo, Mii Gunner, Mii Fighter, and Mii Brawler.

JB Hi-Fi – All figures for $17

EB Games – All figures for $17.95

KMart – All figures for $17 (Selected stores only)

Target – All figures for$17

Big W –Their website says $25, but I’m assured by two Big W stores that they “don’t know” if they will be $15 like the rest of the range.

The Gamesmen – All figures $17.95

You can check out the full amiibo line up here.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CRight now they’ve got Ness, Villager, SM Bowser, SM Mario, Zelda, Pikachu, Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Donkey Kong for $12.

EB regularly sell their amiibo for $17.95 so technically you’re saving $5.95.

Here’s the link.

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flacoamiiboAny initial upset I feel when games I’m looking forward to are delayed subsides pretty quickly when I remember my ever growing pile of shame.

It happened when Zelda Wii U was delayed, and it happened again just this week with Star Fox Zero.

Annoyance gave way to serendipitous relief, as I realised I really didn’t need to start playing (nor pay for) another new game in 2015.

Yoshi’s Wooly World and Hyrule Warriors remain unfinished, while I’ve only just scratched the surface with what Art Academy Atelier has to offer. I also absolutely have to go a few rounds of Smash Bros. for Wii U at least twice a week.

But it’s Super Mario Maker that’s taking up most of my time right now. The unyielding allure of Mario levels created by the public has me well and truly hooked.

I’ve also got Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive (meh) and Dying Light on the boil on Xbox One, in between bouts of Mortal Kombat X.

On the 3Ds front, I foolishly started playing last year’s eShop pick ups The Minish Cap and Metroid Fusion on my 3DS, as well as finally firing up the underrated Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D at the same time.

All this while a copy of Star Fox 64 3D sits unopened on my shelf, further affirmation that no, I don’t need to worry about Star Fox Zero this year.

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Leave it to Nintendo to give us a reason to enjoy the great outdoors even more.

Watch this incredibly slick Pokemon GO trailer, like 4.5 million people already have since it went up on YouTube 23 hours ago.

Then tell me you’re not batshit excited about the potential of Nintendo’s first Android/iOS app.

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An unforgettable ad for a completely forgettable game.

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MewtwqwWith the amiibo drought pretty much over, news comes that Mewtwo’s Smash Bros. amiibo is coming to Aussie stores on Saturday, October 24.

Will he be as hard to find as he is in the Pokemon games? Will he be as hard to find as the rest of his amiibo counterparts when they were first released?

I don’t know, but I do know my body is ready, my wallet is ready, and the staff at my local JB Hi-Fi better be ready.

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P.S. The only amiibo I am missing at this stage is Smash Bros. Peach.

You can check out the entire amiibo line up here.

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Sonic-Sega-All-Stars-Racing-box-artMario Kart Klone 2.

Like ModNation Racers and Cars 2, Sonic & Sega: All Stars Racing borrows many ideas from (and owes it’s very existence to) the Mario Kart franchise.

Unlike ModNation Racers and Cars 2 however, S&SASR brings virtually nothing new to the party.

Everything in the game is lifted from Mario Kart, but if you’ve played MK to death and you’re looking for something new- there is quite a bit of fun to be had here.

The game is available on DS, Wii, PS3 and 360. It looks prettier on PS3 and 360 of course, and in the 360 version you can race with Banjo & Kazooie.

There’s plenty of tracks to choose from, plenty of characters and nicely balanced weapons and karts to race with.

The tracks are also fun and have a good range of difficulty. It’s pretty much everything you want in a Mario Kart klone -including a 4 player split screen mode, and it’s one of the few games to come remotely close to capturing the essence of Nintendo’s franchise.

The omission of any multiplayer “cup” or tournament mode is baffling, however, and going back to the menu every time you want to race a new track is quite annoying.

The sequel, All Stars Racing Transformed fixed many of this game’s niggles, going on to be the best Mario Kart Klone of all, but this first entry is still worth picking up.

Thanks to retryquit.com for the box pic.

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Big-W-LogoStarting Thursday June 25, Big W is offering some pretty great deals as part of their “Toy Domination Sale”.

  • Yoshi’s Wooly World with Yarn Yoshi amiibo for $69
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World game for $59
  • Kirby & The Rainbow Paintbrush for $42
  • All the Super Mario Bros. collection amiibo for $10
  • Splatoon for $59
  • LEGO Jurassic World on Wii U for $59 (it comes out on July 1) and on 3DS for $39

Stay tuned for a full price round up of Yoshi’s Wooly World prices next week.

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anotherworldWow, now there’s a bargain.

Until June 25, this updated version of one of the most iconic games of the 1990s is just $4.16 on both Nintendo eShops.

If you’ve never played this short but epic Amiga classic, you owe it to yourself to grab it now while it’s less than five bucks.

Much like Ocarina of Time or Super Mario 64, I think Another World is an important piece of gaming history everyone should experience at least once.

There’s just so much to like. The musical score is unforgettable, with perfect sound design that proves less really can be more- and the same rings true when one thinks about the simple yet immersive platform/action gameplay.

The atmosphere is dramatic and often intense without feeling forced, and the story, aided by the deft inclusion of cinematic cut scenes, is one for the ages.

It’s like a trip back to 1991 without the discomfort of sitting in a DeLorean.

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Thanks to nintendolife.com for the screen.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CIt seems Nintendo came good on their promise to replenish stock of the more rare amiibo, as there’s plenty of previously unavailable lines suddenly for sale.

Here’s a complete break down of who’s got what right now, bearing in mind it’s all correct at the time of posting.

I haven’t included prices because no one is gouging, (although some of ozgameshop’s prices are questionable) and some places will price match.

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