How Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World Interacts With Your Switch

When you visit Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, you’re immersed in the world of the Mario games–and even get to track down some very fun Easter eggs. In fact, the theme park land’s two rides are based on the Mario Kart franchise and Yoshi, Mario’s dragon sidekick. The Nintendo-based fun doesn’t end at the park, though. In fact, the wearable Power Up Band that you can purchase in the park can also be used with your Nintendo Switch at home.

Power Up Bands allow you to interact more with the land while visiting–from punching coin blocks and finding Easter eggs, to tracking your score on the Mario Kart ride and fighting Bowser Jr. in a boss battle. However, the band also acts as an Amiibo for use with your Nintendo Switch.

“Super Nintendo World Power Up Bands were designed to also be Nintendo Amiibo by default,” Senior Director of Technology and Innovation for Universal Creative Tom Geraghty said in a statement. “This allows you to use your Power Up Band beyond Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. You can use your Power Up Band just like you would use any other Amiibo.”

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