Amiibo (Logo)

The amiibo logo.

An amiibo are character toys created by Nintendo that can be used to unlock special data in games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS consoles. A small, unique code on the bottom of the platform that the toy stands on transfers the data, and a few games can even store data onto the amiibo.

As for their usage in Mario Kart 8, a wide variety of them can be used to unlock a racer suit for Miis based on the characteristics of the amiibo figure. A total of 19 different Mii Suits can be unlocked, some of them with multiple amiibos (a total of 30 are compatible with Mario Kart 8).

Mario Kart 8 amiibo Suits

Mario Kart 8 amiibo Suits

10 of the 19 amiibo suits, showing (from left to right) Captain Falcon, Fox, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Peach, Mario, Luigi, Kirby, Samus, and Link.

Sonic amiibo (Mii)

A Mii in a Sonic amiibo suit, trailed by another Mii in a Yoshi suit.

  • Number denotes how many amiibos can unlock one suit, they are just variants of the character.

Complete List of amiibos

For a full line up of amiibos, click here here.


  • They range in price from $12.99 to $19.99... it depends on the rarity of the amiibo. Most of the Mario Kart 8 ones aren't that rare.
  • The probable reason for Nintendo's creation of amiibos was the success of Skylanders and Disney Infinity toy characters... amiibos greatly rival them.