Coins are collectibles in the games Super Mario 64
and Super Mario 64 DS.


If Mario has less than 8 units of health, he can collect a coin to regain one bar of health. Many levels have at least 75 coins, which is a large advantage for him.

Additional coins can be gained by defeating enemies, which makes them drop regular or blue coins, though how many and which coins are dropped is dependant on the enemy type.

Other Types of Coins

There are two other types of coins:

  • Red Coins
    • Worth 2 regular coins and counts towards the 8 red coins challenge of the corresponding level
  • Blue Coins
    • Worth 5 regular coins and also refills 5 health when collected


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