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Star Coin
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer SMBWii Plus
Newer Super Mario Bros. DS
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer: Holiday Special
Newer: Summer Sun
Newer: Falling Leaf
Type Coin
Function Currency to buy powerups at shops,
Currency to buy backgrounds at the Special House,
Opens new areas and pathways,
Unlocks Hard Mode.
Related objects Bogus Star Coin
Dragon Coin
First apearance (Wii) Palm Beach
(DS) Everbrown Meadow
(AN) World 1-1
(Hol) World 1-1
(Sun) World 1-1
(Fall) Wiggler Wood
Final appearance (Wii) Black Clappers
(DS) Bowser's Castle
(AN) World 9-8
(Hol) World 1-Castlensmbw2.png
(Sun) World 9-1
(Fall) See you next time!

Star Coins are collectible coins found throughout of the Newer Super Mario Bros. series. Three of them appear in every single level as optional challenges that can be done to unlock more levels and achieve 100% game completion.


Star Coins are large golden circular coins with large rims and Super Stars imprinted on their fronts. They constantly spin to the right.

When a Star Coin has already been collected, it will become a transparent dark blue.


Star Coins float in the air, often stationary, though some sway or circle around something. Like standard coins, they can be dropped to the floor by POW Blocks. When a player touches or throws any kind of shell at a Star Coin, it'll become collected, adding it to their total Star Coin count and displaying it as collected within that specific level. Three Star Coins are found within each level, and thus three can be collected per level for the total Star Coin count and three can be marked as collected within each level. Once a Star Coin is collected, it cannot be collected properly again. Attempting to collect an already obtained Star Coin will just result in some points. If Star Coins are spent for whatever reason, they will not become uncollected within the levels, and the total Star Coin count will be lowered, despite what the counter itself says.

Star Coins serve many uses outside of their levels, such as opening new areas or pathways or allowing the player to buy specific things. The uses of Star Coins vary per game, though they're consistently required for 100% completion of any Newer Super Mario Bros. game.

In Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, there are 384 Star Coins (401 If You Count The 17 Fake Ones In Colossus House) which can be used (Except the Fake Star Coins) to purchase specific powerups in dedicated shops. Upon completing Bowser's Keep in Koopa Core and obtaining all 354 prior Star Coins, Red Lava in Special World will be unlocked, and upon completing Black Clappers in Special World and obtaining all 384 Star Coins, Hard Mode can be accessed.

In Newer Super Mario Bros. DS, there is 240 Star Coins total which can be used to purchase Star Coin Signs for 5 Star Coins each scattered across the world map. These Star Coin Signs often just block Toad Houses, though some block full alternate levels. Upon completing Bowser's Castle in Koopa Country and obtaining all 240 Star Coins, Special House will be unlocked beside Everbrown Meadow in Goldleaf Plains. Within a Special house, the player can purchase different bottom screen backgrounds for 40 Star Coins each.

In Another Super Mario Bros. Wii, there is 231 Star Coins total which can't be actively used to purchase anything. Upon completing World 8-Bowsercas.png in World 8, the player will unlock World 9, though none of its levels will be unlocked by default. Its levels will only be unlocked if all of the Star Coins in each specific world are collected prior, with each world's Star Coin completion corresponding with one of the eight levels of World 9 (for example, if one obtains all of the Star Coins in World 1, they'll unlock World 9-1.

In Newer: Falling Leaf, there is 27 Star Coins total which can be used to purchase specific powerups in Outcast Galleria akin to Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Star Coins also appear within Newer: Holiday Special and Newer: Summer Sun, with 33 and 69 Star Coins total respectively, though they do not serve much purpose other than achieving 100% completion.