Category Archives: Wii U

Prize Added to Cloud Nine Amiibo League

Hey guys, just a quick update on Cloud Nine Amiibo League. If there were any of you who were planning on skipping this tournament, you might want to reconsider – a prize has been announced for first place! The winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. I’m not sure if I’m going to be entering yet, but if I do, and if I win, the prize goes to second place.

Furthermore, the tournament has been postponed to April 27th, one week later. This should give you plenty of time to train. If you have already submitted your two entrants, you may resubmit them at any time. Please refrain from sending two S-tier amiibo. If you want a quick refresher on the rules and how to submit your amiibo, read this post. Best of luck – and until next time!

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Join Cloud Nine Amiibo League, a new amiibo tournament series

Cloud Nine first opened in June 2017 – and as a content creator that specializes in amiibo training guides, you would think we would host official amiibo tournaments. Well, starting today, we are – Cloud Nine Amiibo League I takes place on the weekend of April 27th, 2018, and it’s open to all readers.

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch: Predictions & Effects on Amiibo Training

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now: Super Smash Bros. is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. And so a new era of Smash is finally beginning. At present, we don’t know much about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. But what we do know is pretty important: series staples Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Samus, and others are returning, and Splatoon’s Inklings are making their Smash debut. But what we don’t know is even more important.

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History of the Amiibo Metagame (and why we still train in 2018)

To a certain extent, amiibo training has always been a niche subset of Super Smash Bros. The idea of pouring hours of time into training a CPU character was offputting to some – not to mention the $12.99 price tag of each figurine. Over time, amiibo training became much more than an overlooked niche: the dedication of several amiibo training websites as well as the sheer quantity of high-profile tournaments helped shape the well-defined metagame we play today.

What made amiibo training special was the opportunity to discover. In addition to mastering each fighter’s unique moveset, we also had to explore several new mechanics, many of which applied exclusively to amiibo training: stat points, bonus effects, custom moves, and artificial intelligence. There were so many wonderful intricacies to learn about, and it felt like we learned something new every day.

But now, it’s 2018. We’ve learned just about all that there is to learn about amiibo training. Not only is the metagame winding down, but the Wii U itself is a dead system. So why do players continue to train amiibo? Is it still worth the time and effort? What made it so great in the first place? As we ask ourselves these questions, we must look to the past for answers.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Mii Brawler (Wii U & 3DS)

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mii Brawler amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Trainer Blue for sharing his knowledge of Mii Brawler and for contributing to the completion of the guide!

Mii Fighters are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They are based on a player’s Mii character—so anyone can join in—and you can outfit them with fun costumes. There are three different types (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter), and each one brings a different fighting style to the battle!

This guide is up-to-date as of Version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Mii Gunner (Wii U & 3DS)

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mii Gunner amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Trainer Blue for sharing his knowledge of Mii Gunner and for contributing to the completion of the guide!

Mii Fighters are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They are based on a player’s Mii character—so anyone can join in—and you can outfit them with fun costumes. There are three different types (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter), and each one brings a different fighting style to the battle!

This guide is up-to-date as of Version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Shulk (Wii U & 3DS)

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Shulk amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Trainer Blue for sharing his knowledge of Shulk and for contributing to the completion of the guide!

A handsome young man and a budding scientist, Shulk is the main protagonist in the Xenoblade Chronicles game. After his home colony is attacked by the Mechon, he and his friends set off to take them down. Shulk wields the Monado, a legendary blade imbued with a curious power that allows it to effortlessly slice through Mechon armor.

This guide is up-to-date as of Version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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