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Is there any particular reason why the coins in the sewers of Super Mario Sunshine are questions marks instead of coin icons? Is it a glitch, or is their significance to it? Maybe (a lame) gameplay reason to keep you guessing what's underground?

Here's a video of what I mean

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Well, it's dark under there! You can't see them. –  Shinrai Oct 1 '12 at 23:12

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This isn't specific to coins - any items in the sewers that you can't see are question marks, and you'll have to judge by the sound (among other things) to determine what you pick up.

Coins are by far the most common, but you can also run into 1-UP mushrooms.

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Is there a reason for this? –  Jeff Oct 2 '12 at 0:05
    
@Jeff Hard to know. If I had to guess, it'd be because the silhouette of a coin isn't obvious as such due to the angle and the lack of a discrete cutaway (Mario's a silhouette also). –  Raven Dreamer Oct 2 '12 at 0:39
    
Was there not silhouette's in Super Mario Galaxy? (I can't remember at all actually, but I don't remember question marks standing out like they do in SMS) –  Jeff Oct 2 '12 at 12:13

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