Play Coins are a form of virtual currency used by members of the Nintendo 3DS family. They can be collected by walking with the system, earning a coin for every 100 steps taken. A maximum of 10 Play Coins can be earned a day. Some games in the Kirby series utilize these.
A Play Coin is a golden coin with an image of a Nintendo 3DS on each face.
When viewing the Keychain Collection in Kirby: Triple Deluxe or the Sticker Room in Kirby: Planet Robobot, the player can spend Play Coins to earn a random keychain or sticker. One collectible costs three Play Coins and only five collectibles can be purchased in one sitting. If the player desires to buy more, he/she must complete a stage and come back.
When Play Coins are spent, Kirby appears and inhales them. After swallowing, he tosses a keychain or sticker into the air, where it is then revealed. Only normal keychains and stickers can be purchased with Play Coins.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
|“||You can exchange Play Coins for Keychains fives times per stage. Complete a stage to begin exchanging again.”|
|— Instruction manual description • Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
|“||You can exchange Play Coins up to five times per stage. Play through a stage to be able to exchange any more.”|
|— Instruction manual description • Kirby: Planet Robobot|