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Score Coins (or just Coins) are items which can be obtained in certain Sub-Games and spin-off titles in the Kirby series. They can float in the air, or fall, and award points when collected.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
The first appearance of score coins is in the Challenge Stages playable from within the Lor Starcutter. They come in silver and gold varieties, worth 100 and 1000 points respectively. They resemble round Roman-style coins, but bear stars on them instead of faces.
Collecting every coin in the stage confers upon Kirby an additional bonus.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
The New Challenge Stages Sub-Game is an extension of the earlier Challenge Stages from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The coins in these stages likewise are the same, and serve the same purpose.
One thing to note is that during the Magolor Races, Magolor is capable of picking up these coins as well. If he gets them, they will become unavailable to Kirby.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Score Coins appear in both the original Dedede's Drum Dash and its deluxe version, referred to as Musical Coins in the former game, and musical coins in the latter. They can be collected along the path, and a bonus is conferred if all of them are collected in a given stage. In these games, bronze coins are worth 50 points, silver 200, and gold 500. Exclusive to Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe are number coins which need to be collected in the correct order. Each of these are worth 100 points save for the last one, worth 800.
King Dedede collecting musical coins in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Collecting the first of a series of number coins in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot and Kirby's Blowout Blast
In both Kirby 3D Rumble and Kirby's Blowout Blast, coins are scattered across the stage, and earn points when collected. Unlike the coins in other titles, the ones found here are squarish, similar to the cuboid nature of the stages themselves. Coins here come in three types; bronze are worth 100 points, silver 500 points, and gold 3000 points.
Kirby collecting some bronze score coins in Kirby's Blowout Blast
A Key Dee running by with a gold score coin in Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Score Coins make an appearance in the Coin Clash mode of Kirby Battle Royale, where the objective is to hold the most coins by the end of the round. Coins appear in various patterns out in the open during the game, and can also be collected by attacking a treasure barrel or from opponents. Any contestant who is possessed by a ghost will continuously lose coins.
There are two types of coins: normal coins are each worth one point, while larger coins can be found with a "5" printed on them, appropriately worth 5 points.