I’ve finally made it I have a pinball zero in my hand. In case you’ve never heard of it, it’s a noob-friendly version of its kind penetration testing Tools used by security professionals to test the security of systems. It has a wide array of antennas, including RFID, sub-GHz radios, and NFC, allowing it to scan, analyze, and communicate with everyday wireless devices that most of us don’t give much thought to.
While others have used their pinball zeros to do this Test the security of your car or hotel or getting ATMs to dispense cash, I had much higher goals in mind. I got mine a few weeks ago Tears of the Kingdom came out. As most Nintendo fans know, the collector’s item amiibos Figures are not just toys. They can be used to get special rewards in games Left legendary horse Epona– and you can’t earn these rewards any other way. This is fun for fans who can buy the figures, but crap for those who don’t Hunt for collectibles just to get a special horse.
This is where my Pinball Zero comes into play. I used it to score as many legendary horses as possible.
Amiibos have NFC tags in their base – specifically NTAG215 tags that allow someone to write around 500 bytes of data. Although this data is read-only, it is not actually locked. Unlike the NFC chip in your credit card, for example has more robust securityan amiibo can easily be read and copied.
This has led to community projects centered around amiibo code sharing. Since amiibos are easy to scan and the data stored in them is so small, a single 4GB SD card could store millions of amiibo codes. That’s a bit of an exaggeration considering there are only a few hundred amiibo figures in total, plus a few hundred amiibo card codes. A complete collection of every amiibo in existence fits in just a few megabytes.
Most of these are not very relevant Tears of the Kingdom, but each one will spawn at least a few generic consumables, such as food ingredients. Zelda-style Amiibos, of which there are 26, offer better rewards including weapons, shields, glider cloth, and unique armor sets that are either exclusive to the Amiibos that spawn them or are relatively difficult to earn in-game.
Each amiibo can only be used once per day, but this limit also applies to each individual amiibo. If you happen to have two of the same Amiibo – for example, the Link character from Super Smash Bros. that can sometimes spawn Epona – you can use either of them every day. Of course, buying multiple figures just to double the chance of spawning a horse will cost a lot more than just waiting a day. However, community code collections make it much easier – and cheaper – to try multiple times.