How To Spend Nintendo 3DS Play Coins
Gold coins burning a hole in your touch screen? Let us take you on a shopping spree.
3DS Play Coins are an interesting addition to Nintendo's new portable. You earn these by using the pedometer, taking long walks with the system in your pocket.
That said, here are a few ways to empty your 3DS bank account.
Right now, Nintendo 3DS comes with AR Games and a set of six AR cards. These fun diversions include archery and fishing, among others. Complete all six, and you'll gain access to the Shop.
The AR Games Shop is where you can spend your hard-earned Play Coins on new levels and features, including an AR globe, clock and more archery and fishing levels. These range from one to a few coins apiece.
StreetPass Mii Plaza is an application that also uses Play Coins to enhance the experience. This app contains two mini-games, a jigsaw puzzle and a small role-playing game where you connect with other Nintendo 3DS owners via StreetPass to unlock new goodies.
If you don't live in a populated area or have bad luck finding other 3DS owners, these mini-games also include an option to purchase unlocks for a couple of Play Coins. This way, you can easily obtain all of the puzzle pieces or RPG party members.
Of course, this means you need to find Play Coins, and we have you covered. Read this feature, Nintendo 3DS Play Coins: Get More!, for ways to rack up a small fortune the easy way.
You'll be able to unlock content in retail games using Play Coins. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, for instance, lets you trade Play Coins for Figure Points that go towards acquiring statues of Ryu, Chun-Li and the rest of Capcom's world warriors.