Nintendo have announced the latest use for their growing range of amiibo toys, and it’s coming soon – during the first half of this year.

Tapping your amiibo to the Wii U GamePad will let you sample some Nintendo classics by unlocking time-limited versions of various NES and SNES games.

The announcement came from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during their financial meeting today. According to Nintendo, tapping the same amiibo multiple times will allow selection between various scenes within a particular game. This feeling is equated to that of changing cartridges.

There’s no word whether this same functionality will work on the 3DS at this stage.

What do you think of this latest amiibo use? Let us know which games you’d like to unlock with your amiibo!