Coin counter

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Coin counter
Coin counter in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
First appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
Latest appearance Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003)

Coin counters,[1] also referred to as Mushroom Coins[2] or Coin icons,[3] are objects appearing only in the Super Mario Advance series. Coin counters are yellow octagonal blocks imprinted with the image of a regular coin on each. When a coin counter is hit, it disappears, displays how many coins are left in the corner of the screen, and counts down, rewarding the player if the required coin number is collected.

In Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, a coin counter can be found in a secret area in Donut Plains 1. In that area, hitting the coin counter and getting all 600 coins grants three extra lives. Multicolored birds then come down and fly around Mario, although they do not serve a gameplay purpose.

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Mushroom Coins appear in completed save files. A Mushroom Coin appears at the beginnings of the stages that can unlock White Mushroom Houses, and it displays the number of coins necessary to unveil it on the bottom left corner when hit. One also appears in the World-e level Bombarded by Bob-ombs, where it gives three extra lives for collecting 110 coins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COIN COUNTER There is a total of 600 coins in the bonus area. The coin counter atop the first set of pipes will help you keep track of how many remain." – Nintendo Power Advance Volume 4. Redmond, WA: Nintendo Power (American English). Page 26.
  2. ^ "TOAD'S WHITE MUSHROOM HOUSE Toad also has a hidden house that he reveals only to highly skilled plumbers! In each of the first seven worlds, one of the stages has a different type of Mushroom Coin, floating at the stage′s beginning. Grab it if you want a chance at accessing the White Mushroom House. Information appears in the screen′s bottom-left corner showing the number of Coins you must collect before you finish the level. Collect them all, and the White Mushroom House appears." – Hodgson, David S J. (October 21, 2003). Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4425-9. Page 24.
  3. ^ "Coin Kidding Take the Coin icon, and you see you have 110 Coins to find! This is very difficult, as you must reach each 10 Coin Block immediately and strike all 10 Coins out to gain all the Coins. The reward is only three 1Ups, so don't worry about completing this task." – Hodgson, David S J. (October 21, 2003). Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4425-9. Page 122.