Special Coin

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Mario's Special Coin icon
Mario's Special Coin
Luigi's Special Coin icon
Luigi's Special Coin

The Special Coin is one of Mario and Luigi's special items in Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.

The Special Coin is a recovery item. Upon being used, it will remove all bad conditions from the user's kart, such as square tires, burst tires, or Thunder Cloud. In addition, the Special Coin provides a shield for approximately half a second upon being used. With good timing, this can be used to block incoming items or be immune to the explosion of a Time Bomb.

In Mario Kart Arcade GP, a variant of the Special Coin known as the Special Coin+ can be unlocked. This variant greatly increases the duration of the shield the item provides.

The Special Coin's appearance differs depending on which Mario brother it belongs to - Mario's Special Coin is gold in color and bears the letter M, while Luigi's Special Coin is silver in color and bears the letter L.