Bonus Coin (Super Mario World)

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Bonus Coin
A Bonus Coin thrown by a Yoshi Cloud after eating two Pink Berries.
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
Effect Grants 100 points each and a 1-Up Mushroom after 10 are collected

A Bonus Coin[1] is a special and rare coin that appears in Super Mario World. It is a normal yellow coin with a slightly rounder shape and a smiley face on it. Bonus Coins are dropped by Yoshi Clouds.


Super Mario World[edit]

A Bonus Coin being dropped

In Super Mario World and its reissue, a Yoshi Cloud drops ten Bonus Coins, one at a time, after which it flies away. If Mario or Luigi manages to collect all ten coins before they faze through the ground after bouncing once on it, the Yoshi Cloud will reward him with a 1-Up Mushroom.

If Mario or Luigi abandons Yoshi and flies one screen above the Yoshi Cloud, a glitch will cause the Bonus Coins to appear as if they were doubled.[2]

A Bonus Coin in the Beta version

In an early version of Super Mario World, the Bonus Coins were originally designed with a star on each. This appearance would later be used for the coins in Super Mario 64.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

In chapter 8 of volume 2 in Super Mario-kun, while fighting a Jumping Pumpkin Plant, Mario falls on Yoshi, making him pop out an egg that releases a Yoshi Cloud. Mario jumps on it and eats the Bonus Coins, becoming the big-headed Nikoniko Mario, scaring off the enemy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニコニココイン[3][4]
Nikoniko Koin
Smiley Coin
French Pièce Bonus Bonus Coin
Italian Moneta Bonus[5] Bonus Coin


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 42. "Two Pink Berries yield an egg that hatches. The hatchling throws Bonus Coins."
  2. ^ Supper Mario Broth
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 61.
  4. ^ Super Mario-kun volume 2, pg. 112
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 69.