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“New Super Mario Bros. 2,” released last month for the 3DS, has something unusual for a Mario game: a near-pointless, time-consuming goal.

The game asks players to collect one million coins, an arbitrary number if there ever was one. This challenge unlocks nothing more than  a new title screen and is so ridiculously out there that by the time I finished every level, I was less than a tenth of the way there.

It should not be fun.

BUT IT IS.

There’s a “Coin Rush” mode, selectable from the title screen, where you play through three random levels. The trick is that by hitting the top of the end-level flagpole, your running total gets doubled. Therefore, the coins can REALLY rack up, and it’s actually fun to challenge your own tally over time.

Better yet, the 3DS’s StreetPass feature is utilized to share your best run with others and vice-versa. If you manage to beat someone else’s score, you’ll gain all the coins they got on their run in addition to your own.

As of today, I passed the halfway point to a million coins…

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Posted September 24, 2012 by positivejosh in 3DS, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo