New Super Mario Bros. 2 runs and jumps onto shelves across Europe today, so to celebrate its release we've dug up a video of one dedicated player reaching a total of one million collected coins in the Japanese version of the game.
Nintendo are encouraging players to amass one million coins in NSMB2, with a running counter keeping track of players' tallies on the over-world screen. However, you might be wondering just what the reward is for accomplishing such a feat. Well wonder no longer, YouTube user NiNTENDOMiNATi0N has already completed the gruelling task. This is what happens [We surely don't need to point it out but we will anyway... !!!!SPOILERS!!!!]:
If you were hoping to see Nintendo's mascot dive head first into a vault full of money, Scrooge McDuck-style, we're sorry to disappoint. Instead, players are treated to a brief congratulatory message and a new title screen – a little anti-climactic, no? There don't appear to be any changes to the game itself, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled in case any secrets come to light.
Ah well, at least we can go to sleep safe in the knowledge that the Mushroom Kingdom is recession-proof.
If all this gold talk has left you with a hankering for more of the virtual shiny stuff, go have a look at our New Super Mario Bros. 2 review and Star Coins walkthrough. And should you fancy going for the big million yourself, Official Nintendo Magazine has got a few tips that should help.
This article was written by Jonathan Branney who is currently completing an internship at Future Publishing.