Unlike most Battle Royales, Nintendo chose to go its own way with Super Mario Bros. 35, the game lacking battle passes, cosmetics, and all other claustrophobic items. On the other hand, there is an in-game currency, but familiar to Mario fans. The coins players collect in each stage are no different than in previous games, but some don't understand why the emphasis is on collecting them.
What are coins in Super Mario Bros. 35
With icons unlocked exclusively through leveling, coins might seem pointless, but they're more essential than currencies in other games. Coins can be obtained in two ways: by progressing through stages and by completing daily challenges. You can find out what these challenges are by reading the scroll tab at the bottom of the main menu. Each completed usually offers 100 to 300 coins.
How to use them
After clicking on 35 Player Battle, you will see a small bonus page on the right that you can purchase for in-game use. So the richer you are, the more chance you have of getting first place. These items include a 1-Up Mushroom, a Fire Flower, and a Super Star, which are also no different from their counterparts in previous games.
In the game, you can also spend coins during your run by pressing X at any time. By doing this, you spend 20 coins for a mystery box that will instantly grant you one of three power-ups.
Super Mario Bros. 35 is currently available for Nintendo Switch Online members for free, but will be discontinued on April 1, 2021.