Talk:DK Coin

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This article states that DKL2 has 47 DK coins, "One in each level", yet DKL2 only has 39 levels (plus the final boss, which I assume also gives a DK coin). Explain?Shadow2 04:48, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Split Medal from DK Coin[edit]

The Medals (according in-game dialogue) from DK: King of Swing act entirely entirely different from DK Coins. They are "medals" with the DK Emblem in them, and even look different than DK Coins. They are never referred to DK Coins in game but rather Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals based on the quality of the Medal. I propose the article be split. Agreements? Disagreements? Results May Vary (talk) 13:19, April 2, 2019 (EDT)

Makes sense to me. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:24, April 2, 2019 (EDT)
I'd support a split. The current article could be used with splitting. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 13:27, April 2, 2019 (EDT)
Makes sense. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 13:46, April 2, 2019 (EDT)
Agreed as well. Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 13:51, April 2, 2019 (EDT)

Coin (Donkey Kong 64)[edit]

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Like Krash, I'm not sure if this really belongs in the same article. Similar to the medals from DK: King of Swing, they look different from the DK Coins in other games and serve a different purpose, basically replacing bananas as the bonus collectibles. The game itself also refers to them as "COINS" (コイン in the Japanese version); the Player's Guide does refer to them as DK Coins/coins, but it looks for the most part like they're just referred to as "Coins" in the Versus Books and Prima Games guides and "coins" in the BradyGAMES guide (although it also describes them as "DK coins" at one point). Given how different they are and the fact they're mostly not referred to as DK Coins, should the Donkey Kong 64 info be split? LinkTheLefty (talk) 19:27, May 15, 2021 (EDT)

Well, they don't have the function of DK Coins from Donkey Kong Country 2 and it would seem only one, non-primary source calls them that. An altogether different item, the only reason it displays the Donkey Kong branding is that it's thematically appropriate. A similar case would be the DK team tokens from Mario Kart Tour. I'm in for a split. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 19:55, May 15, 2021 (EDT)
There's something I overlooked before - in the game, Banana Bunch Coins are also mostly referred to as "coins" generally, so "Coin (Donkey Kong 64)" wouldn't really work as they can be confused for each other. It'd have to be "DK Coin (Donkey Kong 64)" if split. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:18, May 24, 2021 (EDT)