A rather impressive list of videogame currency

Kill some demons. Take their loot.

Collect 100 and get an extra life.

In addition to bananas, the Banana Coins enable you to buy things from your brethren Kongs like save points and plane flights to other worlds. Kremkoins are collected in bonus levels and after boss fights.

100 of these nets you a shiny extra life.

At least Moolah is slang for money and not something ridiculous like Meseta.

Currency found from killing monsters or for completing a quest. C’mon, it’s an RPG.

Fun fact: The currency in the Pokemon series is based off the Japanese Yen and wasn’t actually called Pokemon Dollars until Pokemon Colosseum. Since it's only represented as a symbol in the mainline games, many fans simply refer to the currency as dollars.

Used to purchase upgrades, weapons, gadgets, gadzooks, hijinks, whatchamacallits and blammo.

Probably keeps you from dying like the other Sonic games.

Fol = money. Fulfills the same function as every other RPG.

Both are main resources in the StarCraft universe, used for a variety of functions by the Protoss, Terrans and Zerg.

Collect 100. Get an extra life.

Keeps ya from dying and can net you an extra life to boot! Score.

Why did we collect these again?

Apr 15, 2009

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  • Baconator96 - April 27, 2009 3:50 a.m.

    We require more vespene gas.
  • lincoln6echo - April 20, 2009 4:18 p.m.

    I'm surprised GR didn't include Credits - , (Star Wars currency) The symbol looked like a seven with two lines through it. Oh well, nice article anyway. keep it up GR.
  • jorhorror - April 19, 2009 3:30 a.m.

    The "legand of zelda" rupees were by far my most favorite. Who thought that one of the most awsome game currency is also the national dollar of Africa?
  • Mindesyn - April 17, 2009 4:48 a.m.

    Im kinda disappointed with the lack of Tales series currency Gald. I mean you got Meseta and Other obscure currency. The Tales series have damn near Dozen games haha. GALD
  • Gotxxrock - April 16, 2009 11:53 p.m.

    Ah... moolah... I miss Oddworld :( Great nostalgic piece here, makes me want to play all these games again and then realize that they're old and stop playing them :D
  • game-thugsta - April 16, 2009 3:59 p.m.

    i lawled at mortal kombat's description
  • Conman93 - April 16, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    What about credits in dead space
  • Bronzus - April 16, 2009 2:12 p.m.

    What about: Studs - Lego (insert franchise) Blisters - Mario Party RSI - Mario 64 DS Death - Cooking Mama
  • Awesomeitude1523 - April 16, 2009 12:50 p.m.

    This reminds me of a funny Shake quote from ATHF: "Cash the friggin check already! don't you know how much this is worth? Cause I do not!" Also "Used to purchase upgrades, weapons, gadgets, gadzooks, hijinks, whatchamacallits and blammo." And, in Racthet 2 and 3, they are used to buy information. Great article
  • drprofessor - April 16, 2009 2:35 a.m.

    "kharakters" made me lawl hard.
  • adertysohck - April 16, 2009 2:25 a.m.

    What about Tales of Symphonia? It's currency is gald. I thought it was just a typo in my game.
  • jamminontha1n2 - April 15, 2009 10:56 p.m.

    Sorry for the double post but bison's main export is obviously pain
  • jamminontha1n2 - April 15, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    @Jacob816 and MacGyver1138 Thanks for the great insight into that butning question of mine. P.S. good luck on your econ final recaptcha: author gwinn I hope they mean Tony Gwinn. what a great ball player.
  • beezn - April 15, 2009 9:50 p.m.

    YAY Bison dollars!
  • kingpin202 - April 15, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    Haha, I remember Donkey Kong and DK 2 with there money. It was fun, I liked the Banana coins and Kremkoins. Great Article. Like always, very creative. =D
  • Ravenbom - April 15, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    No love for the RE4 Pesata? The ubiquitous RE4 merchant sure loved the Pesata.
  • FrozenImplosion - April 15, 2009 8:41 p.m.

    I liked the money system in Luigi's Mansion (gems and other stuff) and i laughed pretty loud at the bratz thing.
  • MacGyver1138 - April 15, 2009 7:07 p.m.

    jamminotha1n2: I'm sure Bison knew. He had the forethought to know that a defibrillator built in to his suit made him impervious to bullets, so I'm sure he thought the money situation through. Because it totally makes sense that a defibrillator can raise you from the dead after taking a shot to the brain.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - April 15, 2009 7:03 p.m.

    I couldn't help but notice you missed out the "imperial septim" from the elder scrolls games.
  • jamminontha1n2 - April 15, 2009 6:45 p.m.

    on the fact of bison dollars, does bison even know how badly he would throw off global inflation rates if he started distributing a new currency because i don't?

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