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Who Needs Coin Rush?

By Kevin on Aug 14 2012 05:59 PM
Currently, in New Super Mario Bros. 2, you can double your collected coins by playing in a mode called Coin Rush. In Coin Rush mode, you are given one life to complete a total of three stages in a short amount of time. If you are good enough and fast enough to complete it, all of your collected coins get doubled. This is a great method for accumulating coins, but there's always more than one way to skin a cat. Outside of using the Coin Rush method, I think I've just discovered a most efficient, alternative method for collecting those coins without the frustration. How does 7,000+ coins sound to you for completing a single stage?

In the picture I took (below), you'll notice a two coin figures; 7,730 and 4,875. These two figures represent two different coin totals. The first number, 7,730, is the number of coins I have currently accumulated for the stage I'm currently playing. When I took the picture, I was still playing. The second number, 4,875, is my current high coin total for that stage. When I hit the flagpole and finish the stage at the end, this number will be replaced by the higher number. If I didn't collect any more coins on my way to the flagpole, then 7,730 would be the new coin high for that particular stage. Each stage keeps track of the current high coin total, so each stage will be different.

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I have blurred the stage out so I don't spoil the location for you. If you really want to know where you can take advantage of this coin-collecting method, let me know and I'll reveal it to you. Otherwise, have fun finding it like I did. I kind of stumbled upon this while playing through a stage repeatedly.

And, who knows, maybe this discovery will make it more enjoyable and less-painful for everyone to endure the 1,000,000 coin challenge.


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914 Lives !! - I guess all the coins helps that out a lot !! -- Can't wait until they release it in the US on the 19th !!

View PostDAOQ, on 14 August 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

914 Lives !! - I guess all the coins helps that out a lot !! -- Can't wait until they release it in the US on the 19th !!

Actually, I just crushed at record. I pre-ordered my North American copy and I am also looking forward to when this is released on the 19th.
What's the point of even having lives at this point?

View PostChris, on 14 August 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

What's the point of even having lives at this point?

Have any of the other Mario titles ever had a point? I mean, I know what you're saying though. It's ridiculous to have this many lives, as there's no incentive. Other than fulfilling a personal achievement, there's no other value to it. With the way I earn the coins above, racking up lives is inescapable. Let's face it, the whole "free men" thing was doomed for this game at the start. For every 100 coins, the player earns a free man. They could have at least upped that to 250-500 coins to earn a free man. With the endless coin-laden levels that this game has, there was no point to begin with. Ever.
It's stupid. I mean, I get irritated when I have over 10 lives in a game. That means I'm not being challenged enough.

View PostChris, on 14 August 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

It's stupid. I mean, I get irritated when I have over 10 lives in a game. That means I'm not being challenged enough.

Agreed, but I really can't think of any side-scrolling Mario titles that presented a true challenge. If anything, the older Mario titles were the most challenging. This game though, is quite enjoyable playing in 3D. The new level designs and power-ups provide somewhat of a new experience. For me though, the challenge factor doesn't always have to be present in order for me to enjoy a game.
I dunno, Super Mario Bros. 2 has always been reasonably difficult for me, and don't get me started on the Lost Levels. I will buy NSMB2. I will enjoy NSMB2. However, I'll still be somewhat disappointed in NSMB2.

View PostChris, on 14 August 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:

...and don't get me started on the Lost Levels.

Well, Americans aren't as skilled as the Japanese apparently. I'm still trying to figure out why it took so long to port that one over.
The whole 100 coins = 1 up should have been modified for this game. They could have easily had it 200 coins or more for each 1 up. Oh well. It's like crying over spilled milk at this point.
You guys need to keep in mind that kids with horrible hand eye coordination need to be able to enjoy the game too so if it seems too easy its because the game makers are trying to make a fun gaming range for everyone.. thats what i think anyway.. but i know i will enjoy this game once its in my grasp! *mwahahahah*

View PostSkitty843, on 15 August 2012 - 08:52 AM, said:

...if it seems too easy its because the game makers are trying to make a fun gaming range for everyone..



Yup! Mario Games are never meant to present a huge challenge for the basic gameplay. We must also not forget though, that there are always challenges found in each of the Mario games, including New Super Mario Bros. 2. The challenges are there, you just have to be good enough to unlock them. If anyone needs me to prove that for any of the Mario games, I'll be happy to do so. I'm surprised that I didn't mention this already above.
The awesome thing is that after seeing the end portion of Nintendo Direct 08/29 they were showing some tricks for coin rush and that area you figured out Kevin was shown! I was like oh snap Kevin showed me this area! :)

View Postaquizero, on 29 August 2012 - 08:17 AM, said:

The awesome thing is that after seeing the end portion of Nintendo Direct 08/29 they were showing some tricks for coin rush and that area you figured out Kevin was shown! I was like oh snap Kevin showed me this area! :)

Bastards. I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone started exploiting my secret. :lol:

View PostKevin, on 29 August 2012 - 04:20 PM, said:

Bastards. I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone started exploiting my secret. :lol:

Well the only difference is they used that secret in coin rush mode with gold mario and the gold ring. That was crazy!

View Postaquizero, on 30 August 2012 - 06:59 AM, said:

Well the only difference is they used that secret in coin rush mode with gold mario and the gold ring. That was crazy!

Actually, the only difference was Coin Rush mode. I had the Golden Flower and used the Golden Ring.
I have been using your trick and I love doing so on co op mode because it doubles the coins and 1ups. This way by friend was able to quickly obtain the triple crown (lives) and unlock Mario and Luigi with no hats!
Can you reveal it to me please?

Um, Is the level in world 2?