Amiibo Story: Inkling Boy and Girl
Up until this point, all of my Amiibo purchases have been tied to characters steeped in years of nostalgia. When I look at my collection, my heart still feels all warm and fuzzy as the memories flood in. So how then, did the Splatoon Amiibos end up here?
When Nintendo first revealed Splatoon at E3 2014, I was highly skeptical of what I saw. Team-based shooters aren’t exactly their forte, and this one looked as unconventional is it gets. On paper, do you want to play a shooter where the primary goal is to shoot the floor? Yes, this is Nintendo, but it’s also the same Nintendo that made games like Wii Music and Flash Focus.
Leading up to the game’s release, I my hype levels were barely above the floor. That would all change with the limited-time global testfire. After that first hour, I was sold. It may not have played like a conventional shooter, but it was awesome for that very reason. There is one that it is though, and that’s a Nintendo game. Their signature level of polish and air-tight gameplay won me over almost immediately.
Thanks to a sale and an Amazon promo code, I was able to grab the game for over 20% off. As for the Amiibos, I got them both at 20% off thanks to a Chapters promotion. With the Splatoon Amiibo 3-pack costing a pretty penny and sold out, I figured that 20% off the duo was a fair compromise.
Though they haven’t been used yet to unlock the challenge maps, I do love looking at them. The design and build quality on these figures is fantastic. They look just like their in-game counterparts and the details are spot-on. In particular, I love the touch on the backpack that makes it look like there’s thickness to the glass. Even if I didn’t have any feelings for the game, I’d still admire the look of these. Thankfully, I’m really digging the game thus far. A full review is on the way, but for now, I’m busy making new memories that will come back to me every time I look at my Inkling Boy and Girl.