Artwork of a Rupee from Mario Kart 8
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda (1986, The Legend of Zelda series)|
Super Mario-kun Volume 4 (1992, Super Mario franchise)
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023, The Legend of Zelda series)|
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Super Mario franchise)
Rupees are small gems used as currency throughout The Legend of Zelda series, especially in the Hyrule region. They make their debut appearance in The Legend of Zelda. They are equivalent to the coins in the Super Mario franchise.
Rupees appear in Volume 4 of the Super Mario-kun manga. After being sent to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mario finds some Rupees while chopping bushes to find a Warp Zone back to Super Mario World.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Bazaar mentions that Link arrived at his General Store and exchanged 500 Rupees for information. This dialogue is not included in the Game Boy Advance version.
Wario Land II
Super Paper Mario
Super Mario Galaxy
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Rupees appear in the Hyrule Circuit course featured in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, which returns in the base game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They replace coins from other courses, being both scattered throughout the course and obtainable from Item Boxes. They function identically to coins, giving a greater speed boost to players the more of them they have, but they play a different sound effect when collected. They are the only coin replacements that are not shaped and colored like coins themselves.
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