When we first wrote about Nintendo’s Amiibo figures, we were impressed by the detail and how good they looked. What we’ve also discovered is that there may be some pretty interesting real world uses for them.
Amiibo figures use a near field communication (NFC) system to interact with video game software. Coincidentally, many public transportation ticketing systems use NFC as well. It looks like someone has figured out how to use an Amiibo figure to open a metro gate in Moscow.
Granted, it is possible that Instagram user yollych hacked his Amiibo somehow, but it’s kinda cool either way. Then again, the system could just be recognizing the NFC chip (we never actually see the gates open).
Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.
Photo via Reddit.