PSA: Coins are NOT added to your tally the second you grab them.
everyone that still doubts this than go do the TT test yourself than. wait till you unlock something than start a TT grab every coin on the track doesn't matter if you slow down, drive backwards etc and write them down. with the mushroom cup you should get over 100 coins in the 1st 3 tracks. now after just 3 tracks you should unlock something. but i bet you any $$$ you won't!! doing it yourself it takes 5 tracks to unlock at 50 and 10 tracks at 100 maybe a little yess depending how many coins you had when it unlocked there is NO WAY around this. if you want coins faster get your mates together!
max 10 coins per person PER race!
Steven-Chase posted...Thank you, Pinxed!! I'm glad to see some that others are willing to experiment with the coin system instead of just vaguely recalling an experience and declaring a conclusion based on that. =)
So, how's that Gold Glider working out for you?
Oh, you don't have it yet? That's weird. Because mathematically, if you got coins the second you grabbed them, you'd have more than enough to have earned the Gold Glider by now.
I've counted, and on certain tracks, I can snag about 20 coins using my usual route, per lap. Let's be modest and say I'm getting 10 coins per lap, 30 per race, 120 per GP.
I've triple-starred all of 150cc and Mirror, gotten gold on all of 100cc and played a few 50cc's to unlock characters, and I've had to replay GPs several times to get those triple stars. Again, let's be modest and say I only played through all of 100cc, 150cc, and Mirror, one time for each cup. That's 24 cups at 120 coins per cup. That's 2,880 coins from three engine classes. I've also finished all of the Time Trial ghosts and played countless online matches, and I've done several experiments where I camp at a coin respawn spot to try and grind for coins.
Yet, I just hit the 2,800 mark last night.
Do the math. You're not earning coins the second you grab them.
Steven-Chase posted...But I will say this to everyone who is pointing to something like this as definitive proof that coins are earned instantly...
Who said I was pausing and exiting the race? Of course I finish the race.
Haha thanks for the quote. Actually it's got nothing to do with where your total is currently. If you get all 40 coins, you WILL get a item 4/5ths of the time. And if you do it over and over without missing any, you'll
Always get four in a row, then miss one, then four in a row again...
That is, until 1000 coins, because then they get spaced 100 coins apart. Then the pattern comes
GET, nothing, GET, nothing, nothing, Repeat.
This holds true regardless of how many coins you have, as long as you do Prix without missing any more over and over
Both patterns also apply to your farming technique since you'd get 40 coins a pop that way too.
To the people who get 50 reward coins after first Prix, it is possible they lost a Prix and don't remover doing so.
It could also be something silly like coins from item boxes always add to total even if they don't get collected. Should investigate.
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