Talk:Green Coin

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Gimme Frog Coins[edit]

Aren't these Frog Coins, (Super Mario RPG), i mean they are both green and you collect them. I'm pretty sure they are.

The Frog Coins are money you can spend, while the Green Coins are just coins in a platformer game.
Banon (talk · edits) 08:52, 3 January 2013 (EST)

Split Green Coin and Green Star Coin (Super Mario 3D World)?[edit]

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Should we split out the two variants of Green Coins, seeing as how they're different on the same level as the Pink Coins? Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 10:34, 16 December 2018 (EST)

I guess Green Star Coin is from your Prima Guide? I'd support a split. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 10:36, 16 December 2018 (EST)
They probably should be split as they do have entirely different purposes and functions. Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 10:39, 16 December 2018 (EST)
I'm unsure. The yellow, blue and red coins have also been referred to as "Star Coins" in the past, yet they're still considered the same thing. I'm reminded of the Green Star split. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:46, 16 December 2018 (EST)
That's because the developers of 3D World had Galaxy 2 in mind when creating the Green Stars. On the other hand, I don't think Mario Run's developers had the Mario Maker Pink Coins in mind when creating the Pink Coins in the former game. It's the same idea here. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 15:22, 16 December 2018 (EST)
I very much doubt that the developers of Super Mario 3D World didn't have New Super Mario Bros. U in mind because the gameplay roles of the two are nearly identical: touch a ring and collect corresponding coins within a time limit. The practical differences are the amount, pattern, and reward, but those factors can also vary with Blue Coins and Red Coins depending on the game. The designs are different as well, but so are the coins from Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine (the former of which are the aforementioned "Star Coins"). If Green Star Coin splits, it should take Green Star Ring with it, whose function is even closer as it's simply the trigger mechanism. LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:28, 16 December 2018 (EST)
The purpose of the SM3DW ones seem more like a red coin combined with a key coin to me, simply being green to indicate their relation to Green Stars than just to differentiate from red coins, like in NSMBU. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:01, 16 December 2018 (EST)
I'm still on the fence since I think it would just be incongruent with how we currently treat the Yellow, Blue and Red Star Coins from Super Mario 64, but if I'm really alone on this one, then I guess we can go ahead with it. Though I want to point out that the proposed split should actually merge with the existing Green Star Coin article for consistency with the other unsplit Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition subjects (for instance, look at the other Skill Items: Comet Medal, Fruit, Gold Mushroom, Star Coin and Super Star are all preestablished, so it stands to reason that Green Star Coin is meant to be Super Mario 3D World's Green Coin). LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:46, 17 December 2018 (EST)
I don't think these Green Coins should be split. That would be like splitting Red Coins due to a game having them produce a star. Due to the aspects of P&DSMBE, I wouldn't mind merging Green Star Coin here either. But if you refer to the Red Coins of both games, the NSMBU Green Coins are more closer than SM3DW Green Coins. But, then again, Green Stars didn't appear in NSMBU. Either way, the NSMBU Green Coins will reappear in NSMBUDX. If they're called Green Star Coins in that game, that should stop any kind of merge, but if they don't, then a proposal should be done deciding on what to do with them. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 17:25, 17 December 2018 (EST)
Thing with red coins is that with them, it's usually 8 coins, and an obvious callback to SM64. Maybe the Yoshi ones could be split, but other than those, the only ones that don't have 8 in a group that I can think of are the SMBDX ones, which have 5. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:33, 17 December 2018 (EST)
Does this mean that we should consider splitting traditional colors (for example, Blue Coins in Super Mario 64 are produced by Ground Pound switches instead of P Switches, the Super Mario Sunshine ones have a unique purpose similar to later Star Coins, and even the recently merged ones from Super Mario Bros. 3 technically had a different name)? I feel that simply grouping them by each color and chalking the different functions to gameplay whims is neater and less confusing. Yes, Pink Coins were split, but Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Run are nonstandard platformers, with the former being a new editor object coming through a software update and the latter being a subset of unusually-colored Challenge Coins. Anyway, Yoshi the SSM has a good point - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is on the horizon, so maybe it would be best to wait and see what the next game might bring to the table? LinkTheLefty (talk) 04:44, 18 December 2018 (EST)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been released for like almost a month now. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 10:40, 10 February 2019 (EST)
Also, i'd support splitting the Green Star Ring. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 05:06, June 5, 2019 (EDT)