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Mario Coin
Mario Coin
The octagonal-shaped "Mario" Coin.
Description Pick coins up to increase your kart's speed. Not having coins may result in consequences.
Rarity Common
First appearance Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (1992)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2014)

A Mario Coin is a special brand of currency available to collect in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Usage

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

In this installment, Mario Coins can only be gathered when using a Mario Card. The way they're integrated into the game is similar to how Coins act in Mario Kart 7 and 8. They are distributed across every track in the game, and running into them adds them to the players depository.

Grabbing a certain amount of these Mario Coins will unlock special private karts and/or exclusive Items that only the player with the Mario Card can use.

Extra caution is needed when driving with these precious monies; running into a wall will knock some of them loose.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Mario (Mario Coin)

A lone Mario Coin just ahead of Mario...

This game is more generous in it's Mario Coin welfare... a Mario Card is no longer needed, as they appear whether you are on save data or not. Gathering 50 will open up an unlockable.

Also, bumping into walls won't result in losing any anymore, thankfully.

Ways to Collect

Apart from grabbing them on the roadway, here are some more strategies to gather Mario Coins:

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

  • As stated before, pick them up along tracks (Gathering 25 of them will get you a bonus of +5.)
  • Achieve high placement in the race for a bonus amount
  • Complete Challenge Games, and the player will achieve some according to their performance.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

  • Once again, collect them across the layout of courses.
  • A mysterious ?, which seems to be for another purpose.
  • A position bonus, awarded by placement in a race.
  • Selecting the correct chest after a won 1v1 in National Battle mode.

Mario Kart Trivia

  • On international versions of the game, Mario Coins are entirely useless...but they are still fun to collect.
  • These coins, although named after Mario, have nothing to do with him, except the letter "M".
  • An upgrade was added to Japanese cabinets in April 2016 where a Continue Bonus of 50 Mario Coins was awarded to Banapasspot users for continuing the game after a race.

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