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How to earn coins quickly in Super Mario Maker 2

If you want to unlock everything in Super Mario Maker 2 has to offer, you need to rebuild Princess Peach's castle in Story Mode. In order to do that, you're going to need coins. Lots of them.

By design, the easiest way to earn coins in Super Mario Maker 2's Story Mode is to simply play the game. Every level (or, in Super Mario Maker 2 parlance, "job") has a bounty attached. The rewards for completing early stages top out at around 100 coins, but that number increases as you progress and the stages get harder. You also get to keep any coins that you gathered inside the level itself. Depending on how a stage is designed, that could lead to a pretty big payday.

Unfortunately, you only get rewards for finishing a Story Mode stage once. You can replay the levels as many times as you want, and you'll still get to keep all of the coins that you earn while playing, but you won't get those hefty bonuses when you cross the finish line. As such, you'll want to keep an eye out for levels that are full of cash but don't take very long to beat, and then grind away until you have the money you need.

USgamer recommends job #55, "Koopa Troopa Car, Go!," which can net you an easy 116 coins per minute. According to GameRanx, "BUZZY: The Movie: The Book: The Ride" and "Freezing Rain," or jobs #56 and #70, also have big potential payouts compared to the time you'll spend playing them. Job #90, "Invincible Windsprinter," doesn't offer as many coins, but it only takes 30 seconds to finish, provided you can beat it at all — at a 4-star difficulty level, it's one of Story Mode's eight hardest stages.