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Star Coins are collectibles found in the New Super Mario Bros. games as well as Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move and Mario Golf: World Tour. Three Star Coins appear in each level where some are easy to collect, while others require special power-ups such as the Mini Mushroom or the Blue Shell to access. If the player re-enters a level after finishing it, collected Star Coins will show up as translucent to show that it has been collected previously.
In New Super Mario Bros. there are three Star Coins in each of the eighty levels, for a total of 240 Star Coins. Each Star Coin adds 1,000 points to the player's game score.
They also appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In this game, there are 231 Star Coins. Three Star Coins appear in each of the game's seventy-seven levels, much like New Super Mario Bros. Also, collecting one adds 4,000 points to the player's total score, instead of 1,000 like in its predecessor. If the player collects all three Star Coins in a level, applause can be heard.
In Super Mario 3D Land, they are replaced by Star Medals, which have a slightly different appearance but essentially the same function. Star Medals were then replaced by Green Stars in Super Mario 3D World, still serving the same purpose.
Star Coins appear again in New Super Mario Bros. 2. In this game, there are 219 Star Coins in total and they have similar uses to the Star Coins featured in New Super Mario Bros.. In World Star, Moon Coins appear instead.
Super Mario series
Star Coins once again appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. Their purpose is the same as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where collecting all the Star Coins in each world unlocks a level in Superstar Road. There are in total 246 Star Coins in the game.
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
Mario Golf: World Tour
Star Coins appear in Mario Golf: World Tour and can be used to unlock new courses and playable characters. Players can earn them by clearing Star Coin challenges. These coins are also seen in the Extra level of the training games, where players are challenged to get the Star Coin with the ball while landing it as close to the pin as possible.
Super Smash Bros. series
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Star Coins appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as special Skill Items that raise the Skill levels of all forms of Mario except the 2.0 update forms, and all types of Hammer Bros., Coin Coffers, Thwomps and Whomps. They can be earned by opening up ? Blocks; winning them from the Lucky ? Blocks game at Toad Houses; randomly dropped by Koopa Troopas and Boom Boom; or from Big Thwomps and Big Whomps with a 10+ Combo attack. Other versions of Star Coins exist: Green Star Coins, Grand Star Coins and Grand Green Star Coins.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Star Coins appear in Golf Plus in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In this event, Star Coins are used to score the event and decide the winner, and on most holes are earned by getting the ball into the hole in the fewest shots. They can also be earned by hitting ? Blocks, which will produce a random number of Star Coins that can be scored by reaching the hole in under the number of shots allowed for the hole.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
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