Moneybags

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Moneybags
Moneybag SM64DS.png
A Moneybags from Super Mario 64 DS
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Derived species
Coin Coffer
Related species
Petari

Moneybags[1] (originally spelled Money Bags[2]) are enemies in Super Mario 64. Two appear only in Snowman's Land. They are money purses with their zipper undone and have eyes and feet. At first, they take the form of a regular, usually noticeably misplaced, coin, but when Mario gets near one, it transforms into a purse-shaped creature that hops around. After four hops it somehow flattens up and then walks on the ground for a few seconds. Defeating one earns the player five coins. They are also featured in the Super Mario 64 DS remake and in the minigames Coincentration and Intense Coincentration.

Moneybags' latest appearance is in New Super Mario Bros. They are found only in World 5-2 and World 6-3. In order to defeat one, the player must hit it with six fireballs, stomp it three times, or use either a Mega Mushroom or a Koopa Shell. For the first two ways, it gives one coin for each hit, and a 1-Up Mushroom upon the last, at which point it is defeated. They usually appear in areas with several pits, making it harder to chase the creature by these means. The minigame Coincentration also appears in this game with more 3D-rendered graphics.

Subsequent games in the Mario franchise replace Moneybags with Coin Coffers, beginning with Super Mario 3D Land.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガマグチクン[3]
Gamaguchi Kun
Gamaguchi literally means "Toad's mouth", and is Japanese for a wallet that has one large opening, similar to that of a frog or toad's mouth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide, page 13.
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 11.Media:Super_Mario_64_Nintendo_Power_P11.jpg
  3. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book, page 18.