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A Moneybag from Super Mario 64 DS.
|First appearance||Super Mario 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All Stars (2020)|
- Not to be confused with Money Bag.
Moneybags are enemies in Super Mario 64. Two appear only in Snowman's Land. They are money purses with their zipper undone along with eyes and feet. At first, they take the form of a regular coin, but when Mario gets near one, it transforms into a purse-shaped creature that hops around. After four hops it somehow flattens up, and they walk on the ground for a few seconds. Defeating them will earn the player five coins a piece. They are also featured in the Super Mario 64 DS remake and in Coincentration, a minigame in the same game.
Moneybags also reappear in New Super Mario Bros. in two levels. Here, in order to defeat one, the player must hit it with six Fireballs, stomp it six times, or using a Mega Mushroom or a Koopa Shell. For the first two ways, it gives one coin for each hit, and a 1-Up Mushroom upon the last, at which it would be defeated. They usually appear in areas with several pits, making it harder to chase the creature by these means. The minigame Coincentration also appears in this game, with more 3D-rendered graphics.
A creature similar to a Moneybag, a Starbag, appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Instead of Coins and 1-Up Mushrooms, it yields 20 Star Bits.
Another creature similar to a Moneybag known as a Coin Coffer appears in Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2. This creature appears to've replaced the Moneybag in more recent games.
Names in Other Languages
|Gamaguchi literally means "Toad's mouth", and is Japanese for a wallet that has one large opening, similar to that of a frog or toad's mouth.|