|The octagonal-shaped "Mario" Coin.|
|Description||Pick coins up to increase your kart's speed. Not having coins may result in consequences.|
|First appearance||Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (1992)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2014)|
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.
Extra caution is needed when driving with these precious monies; running into a wall will knock some of them loose.
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:
- 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.
- 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.