Green Coin

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This article is about the coin from the Super Mario series. For the coin from Wario Land 3, see colored coin. For the green Banana Coin from Donkey Kong 64, see Banana Coin.
Not to be confused with Frog Coin, Green Star Coin, or Grand Green Star Coin.
Green Coin
Green Star Coin SM3DW Prima.jpg
Artwork of a Green Coin from Super Mario 3D World
Description
A green coin of circular shape with a line or star in the middle.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)

Latest appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Green Coins[1][2] are a variety of coins that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are spawned from Green Rings.

History[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Green Coins in New Super Mario Bros. U

In New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and their port New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, after going through a Green Ring, it spawns one group of three Green Coins appearing at a time while rotating clockwise in a pattern of a three-leaf clover (with the coins still spinning). They disappear after three seconds if all of them are not collected in time. The timer resets when the next group starts appearing in a different spot after the previous group has been collected. Only five groups of three Green Coins are collected to clear, with a total of fifteen individually. When a Green Coin is collected, a green numbered text appears based on the corresponding amount collected. The effect they have is very similar to that to Red Coins, as collecting all of them gives the player a power-up or 1-Up Mushroom. They use the same sound as yellow coins if only one or two of them in a group are collected, but collecting all three of them uses the same sound effect as collecting a Red Coin with the pitch incremented with each group collected. Each Green Coin is worth one yellow coin.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Green Coins in Super Mario 3D World

Green Coins, also referred to as Green Star Coins[3] in the Prima Games guide, reappear in Super Mario 3D World, this time resembling small Star Coins. After going through a star-shaped Green Ring, eight Green Coins start to appear separately like Red Coins, though they only appear for a limited time and disappear if they are not all collected in time, but if the player collects them all within the time limit, a Green Star appears on the same spot where the last Green Coin was collected. When a Green Coin is collected, a dark-green numbered text appears based on the corresponding amount collected. They also make a distinct sparkly sound when collected with incremented pitch with each one collected. Green Coins are once again worth one yellow coin and 100 points.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 緑コイン[4]
Midori Koin
グリーンスターコイン[5]
Gurīn Sutā Koin
Green Coin

Green Star Coin (Super Mario 3D World)
Spanish Moneda verde Green coin
German Grüne Münze Green Coin

Trivia[edit]

Green coins in Peach's Castle
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 24.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (GreenCoin)
  3. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide. Page 17.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 217.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.