Bear coin

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Bear coin
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First appearance

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)

Latest appearance

Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Effect on player

Currency for Northern Kremisphere

Bear coins are silver coins with an imprint of a bear, and are the currency of Northern Kremisphere. They appear in both Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III, and are the successor to Banana Coins from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Bear coins appear in most of the Northern Kremisphere levels. They are required for competing in Swanky's Sideshow, or the Game Boy Advance remake's mini-game challenges: Funky's Rentals, Cranky's Dojo, and Swanky's Dash. As suggested from their name, bear coins are used to purchase a service from the Brothers Bears, most notably items from Bazaar's General Store.

In Donkey Kong Land III, bear coins are used at the Sheepy Shop to buy Bear's services, or to play a card game, Memory.