||Luigi's Mansion (2001)|
||Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!! (2012)|
Coins are collectibles that are found in the Luigi's Mansion series. These do not just appear in the series itself, but also in the Mario series as the primary collectibles. They first appear in Luigi's Mansion, where they serve as treasures that are needed for a new mansion at the end of the game. In Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams, Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the Mansion, and Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!, they are also found by hitting a ? Block that is currently on screen. If 50 Coins are collected, the player will earn an extra life. If Luigi loses a life, he will lose his Coins that he collected from a level.
Coins serve as treasures in Luigi's Mansion. A single Coin is worth 5,000G(s). If Luigi takes damage, he would lose Coins that are half of the amount of damage he had just taken. For instance, if Luigi takes 10 HP of damage, he loses 5 Coins. Also, if he is unable to recover them, they will disappear. They are the most common treasures in this game.
Interestingly, the rare, yet non-valuable Red Diamond is worth the same amount as a single Coin.
Luigi's Mansion 2Edit
Coins appear as treasures once again in Luigi's Mansion 2, where they are found in more areas than those of the prequel. Basically, they have the same purpose compared to the prequel. Unlike the previous game, Coins do not disappear as quick like they do in the prequel. This will give the player an easier time to recover them before they disappear.
Bronze Diamonds worth the same as coins.
Luigi's Mansion 3: The Room of DOOM!Edit
Coins are treasures again in Luigi's Mansion 3: The Room of DOOM!. Their ways of being found are similar to those of the previous games. Much like in its prequels, they are worth 5,000G(s) each.
Like in the prequel, Bronze Diamonds have an equal amount to coins.
Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted DreamsEdit
Coins reappear in Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams. In this game, they are much rarer compared to the previous games. Another thing is that they no longer serve as treasures needed for a new mansion. Also, they are no longer suckable and will have to be collected by manually running into them, unless of course Luigi is underwater, then he could also use the Poltergust 5000 to collect coins. Coins are replaced by Ghost Combs as being common items that grant the character an extra life for every 50 collected. Coins, however, still appear and can be used to replenish the character's health, unlike Ghost Combs. Luigi can acquire Coins by simply stepping on an enemy instead of sucking them up, as sucking them up produces Ghost Combs. Luigi can earn an extra life for every 50 Coins collected. Unlike Ghost Combs, losing a life in a level will cause Luigi to lose the Coins that he collected from the mission.
A variety of coins called Purple Coins make an appearance. Purple Coins are only available when a Purple Spirit is haunting an area, which is unlocked once the main storyline is completed for the first time. Mario or Luigi will have to obtain 100 Purple Coins for a Power Star to appear. Some missions have time limits and Mario or Luigi will have to collect 100 of them before the time runs out. Purple Coin missions that are not timed will have them scattered across the entire area. This means that the player will have to search every part of the mansion for Purple Coins.
Much like in other 3D Mario games, top coin scores are tracked for each course on the score screen. The top coin scores for each course are also tracked on the star select screen, in the bottom right corner.
Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the MansionEdit
Coins return yet again in Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the Mansion. They are a lot more common here than they were from the previous game. Luigi can find them in many hidden areas. Like the prequel, Luigi can earn an extra life for every 50 Coins collected.
Like in Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams, top coin scores are once again tracked for each course, on the score screen as well as the star selection screen. There is now an innovation in which there is a counter that keeps track of how many Coins the player has collected. The counter will add the number of Coins the player collected to a pool of Coins. Additionally, coins can be used to buy useful items from the Mansion Shop.
Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!Edit
Coins are once again common in Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!. They have the same ways of being found; by defeating enemies or being collected in specific places. Unlike the previous games, collecting 100 coins will make a Power Star appear. This most likely replaced the roles of collecting Purple Coins, as they do not appear in the game. Coins retained the ability to replenish the health meter. Like in the two previous games, if Luigi collects 50 coins, he will receive an extra life. This happens for every multiple of 50. Red Coins appear and they grant a Power Star after eight are collected in a level. Additionally, Red Coins are worth two coins each, a feature returning from Super Mario 64. Blue Coins also make an appearance in this game. They are worth five coins each. Blue Coins are recommended for earning Power Stars that are earned by collecting 100 coins.
Unlike in Luigi's Mansion 5: Curse of the Mansion, there is no longer a counter that adds coins to a pool. However, top coin scores are once again tracked for each course, on the score screen and the star selection screen. Additionally, there is always a Power Star icon next to the scores for whenever Luigi reaches the 100 coin mark.
Luigi's Mansion 7Edit
Coins were stated to reappear in Luigi's Mansion 7. Unlike the other games, however, coins will no longer replenish Luigi's health, but they can still grant Luigi an extra life. Unlike the other games, the requirement will be 100 instead of 50. Coins will be worth one hundred points each. Blue Coins and Red Coins will also reappear. ? Coins will be absent, and are replaced with P Coins, which have a similar effect to P Switches from other Mario games.
Types of CoinsEdit
Coins are the main types of coins in the Luigi's Mansion series. In the first three games, they are found by examining certain objects. In Haunted Dreams. Curse of the Mansion, and U Are Doomed!! coins can be found floating in specific areas. They can also be found in ? Blocks or by stepping on most enemy. Coins are worth one coin point each. If Luigi collects 50 Coins, he will earn an extra life, and in Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!, if Luigi collects 100 Coins, he will earn a hidden Power Star.
- Main article: Purple Coin
Purple Coins appear in Haunted Dreams and Curse of the Mansion. They appear when a Purple Spirit is haunting a mansion. Purple Coins appear throughout the level and collecting 100 of them will make a Power Star appear. Sometimes, Luigi would have to collect 100 Purple Coins within a certain amount of time.
Purple Coins are only used to achieve a Power Star. They are omitted of any powers that coins have, such as healing, gaining oxygen while being underwater, etc.
- Main article: ? Coin
? Coins are special coins that appear in Haunted Dreams and Curse of the Mansion. ? Coins appear throughout levels in many different areas. Collecting ? Coins will cause random effects to occur, such as Coins or Ghost Combs to appear, but they can also make a Power-Up appear in a set area.
- Main article: Red Coin
Red Coins are semi-common coins that appear in levels where Luigi is required to collect 8 Red Coins. After collecting them all, Luigi will earn a Power Star. Also, Red Coins can replenish two units of the health meter.
- Main article: Blue Coin
Blue Coins are coins that can replenish five units of the health meter. They can appear in certain areas, by defeating certain enemies, or by collecting a ? Coin. Once Blue Coins appear through the use of a ? Coin, Luigi will have to collect them within an amount of time, otherwise, they will disappear. Blue Coins equal five coins each.