Originally Posted by Leo_Ames
I'm a bit late to the game, but did any of you pursue all of the gold coins in New Super Mario Brothers U?
Beyond a couple of trouble levels I've yet to get all three stars on, it has been easy except for world 7 as I've gone back to collect missing stars I didn't see or couldn't get to on my original run through each level. I'm missing perhaps 15 gold coins right now and 10 or so of those are in World 7 with the remaining 5 spread across those two earlier levels. World 8 on the other hand was a breeze to 100% including all three my first time beating Bowser.
Curious if anyone else noticed a particular world that gave them issues seeking out all the gold coins on? I haven't done Superstar Road yet except level 1 which I earned 2 of the 3 stars on during my first try. But of the first 8 worlds, world 7 (Meringue Clouds) has definitely presented the most challenge on my way to 100%.
I usually don't move on until I have the 3 coins in a level. NSMBU was fairly easy the whole way through, though the star road has a few challenging levels, and some that are so easy I wonder why they even bothered with them in the star world.
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo
I got all the gold coins in the normal worlds. Some definitely took me a few tries or required a lot of searching (particularly ghost houses) but nothing especially sticks out. I do remember World 7 being harder than World 8 in this regard though.
Full disclosure: One of those coins I only got through some multiplayer trickery with friends. At one point you need to get to near the end of a stage with star invincibility to walk over a couple tiers of indestructible black bitey plants. Instead I picked up a friend, ran onto the plants, got turned small from the hit but kept running during the invincibility window and tossed him forward right before I died. That gave him enough of a start to absorb a hit himself then grab the coin right before his own post-damage invincibility wore out. Meanwhile, it was my other friend's job merely to stand out of danger and stay alive so we could then finish the level. Cheating? Yeah, but still felt like we earned it due to it being a fairly clever solution and still requiring timing.
On that particular level, I think it was the coaster in rock candy mines, you need to get the star, and be as quick as you can getting to the last ? box before the exit pipe. If you've still got the star, you'll get another star. Then the ? box after the pipe will also have a star, and you'll easily get the 3rd star coin.
Another way to 'multiplayer cheat' is to use boost mode. You play with a WiiMote/Pro controller and your friend uses the gamepad. They can place platforms anywhere on the screen, and I think help out in other ways (powerups maybe?).