Get ready, gaming fans! Once more, our intrepid plumbers Mario and Luigi are embarking on a wild escapade. This time, they’re out to rescue the princess (again) from the clutches of the infamous Bowser and his devious Koopalings. But hold onto your overalls; there’s a twist! The beloved 2D scrolling platform gameplay you remember is now awash with a golden opportunity. In “New Super Mario Bros. 2” for the 3DS, the real stars are the gold coins, which are no longer mere pocket change but keys to unlocking a universe of new challenges.
THE OBSESSION WITH GOLD
Welcome to a world where bling is king! Forget Bitcoin and Wall Street; this game puts the “gold standard” in your hands. The more coins you collect, the more areas you unlock on the world map. These aren’t just any coins; these are gold coins, each twinkling with the promise of new adventures. Found in nooks, crannies, and various secret spots, they are your VIP pass to realms uncharted. You can even utilize items to spawn them in unique ways. It’s like Willy Wonka’s factory, but for gamers and without the diabetes risk!
GOLD GENERATING ITEMS
Are you feeling a bit like Midas? Good, because that’s the aim! There are unique items to help you generate these little disks of joy. Gold Flowers can turn blocks into gold coins. Imagine going around and—poof!—those blocks you usually hit for a mushroom are now turning into cold, hard, shimmering gold. Rings are a quick way to turn your enemies into gold coins. It’s a gratifying way to say, “Thanks for playing, now turn into treasure!” Finally, there’s the block mask, which creates gold coins as your character moves. Now you can jazz walk, moonwalk, or plain old walk and make money doing it!
COIN DISPLAY ON SCREEN
Now, you might wonder how you’ll keep track of all this newfound wealth. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. As you hustle from one challenge to the next, each collected coin appears on the screen, so you can easily monitor your growing fortune. Think of it as your financial advisor, sans the suit and tie, informing you how close you are to unlocking your next big venture.
COIN RUSH MODE
Hold onto your red hats because the game throws in a curveball known as Coin Rush mode when you think you’ve got the hang of it. This feature unlocks once you conquer the first world. In Coin Rush, your task is no longer just about saving the damsel or avoiding piranha plants. No, siree! Grabbing as many gold coins as possible is a mad dash. Reach flag checkpoints to extend your countdown time, and if you’re agile enough to climb the flagpole and reach the top? Well, expect your gold coin count to double faster than you can say, “Mama Mia!”
CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS
We know you like to show off. And you should, especially if you’re rolling in the coins! Instead of traditional scores, the gold coins serve as your ultimate bragging rights. After finishing each level, why not challenge others to a coin-collecting face-off? Go head-to-head to see who’s the true Midas of this Mario realm. After all, nothing screams success like challenging your friends and winning in a virtual gold coin showdown. Let the games begin!
So, buckle up, gamers! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned franchise player, “New Super Mario Bros. 2” offers you a golden ticket to a world filled with challenges, enemies, and lots and lots of gold coins. It’s time to jump, dodge, and collect your way to glory!