In 2002, someone on GameFaqs discovered something curious: there was a coin in Super Mario 64 on a course called Tiny-Huge Island. Not just any coin, though. This coin was different from all the other 191 coins on the level, because unlike the other coins, you couldn't actually collect it.
This is a typical one yen coin. In today's exchange rate, it worth less than one U.S. cent ($0.0098, to be exact). But recently, a one yen coin sold in Japan for the price of a car. Why? Well, it was anything but typical.
New Super Mario Bros 2, the latest game in the Mario Brothers franchise was released in Japan on July 28th and already players are chugging away, gathering coins, coins, and more coins. One of the side objectives/achievements of the game is to collect a million coins, and it looks like hundreds of people have already…
I don't think I've ever wanted to do a DIY project more than this one. It's a real life coin block lifted straight from Super Mario. So when you punch the bottom of the box, like Mario so often did, coins shoot out of the top (it even makes that classic sound!).
Before you scrutinize this video, sit back and absorb it. Take it for what it is said to be: An unbelievable stop-action ode to video games made entirely of quarters.