Matt Ryan from Nintendo of Canada has told Mario Hat that the coin collecting aspect of New Super Mario Bros 2 isn’t the gimmick that a few publications have made it out to be. Ryan says that it’s like hitting the jackpot in a casino, and will result in plenty more 1up’s – which ultimately makes the game a lot easier for inexperienced players.
“It’s not the same with a gimmick. It’s not a ‘gimmick,’ it’s the jackpot. That’s what it is, no doubt; you are collecting coins like crazy in that game. It’s insane how many coins you’re going to collect; the amount of 1UPs you’re going to get are going to help you, yes, but it’s like hitting the jackpot because there’s coins everywhere. And Gold Mario is able to throw gold fireballs, which allow you to gold everything else.
“There’s basically every single opportunity to get coins that you could possibly think of, and you want to get them all.”