Nintendo Coin

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Nintendo Coin
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A silver coin with the Nintendo 64 logo on it.

First appearance

Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“Squawk! Now you've warmed up, how about trying to win a unique special prize by completing it again? Just 2 Coins to play again... Bwark!”
Squawks the Parrot, Donkey Kong 64

The Nintendo Coin is a silver coin depicting the Nintendo 64 logo, and it appears in Donkey Kong 64. It and the Rareware Coin are required to retrieve the final Boss Key located behind a door in Hideout Helm.

To obtain the Nintendo Coin, Donkey Kong must play the original Donkey Kong arcade game in Frantic Factory. After completing it once, Donkey Kong earns a Golden Banana. Squawks appears in the room and notifies that he can win a special prize by playing it again. After paying a one-time fee of two Banana Coins, Donkey Kong can play the game again, at a higher difficulty level. Instead of rescuing Pauline, the player must rescue the Nintendo Coin from Donkey Kong.