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Bear Coin
Bear Coin artwork
Bear Coin's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3
User(s) Kong Family,
Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong,
Swanky Kong,
Brothers Bear
Purpose(s) Regular currency in the Northern Kremisphere,
Purchasing Brothers Bear Items,
Entry for minigames,
Reward for successful rounds in minigames, such as Swanky's Sideshow and Swanky's Dash
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Bear Coins are a type of coin found in the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. Indicated by the name, these silver coins have a bear insignia on them. Bear Coins are the regular currency in the Northern Kremisphere.


Donkey Kong Country 3[]

Bear Coins are the base currency of Donkey Kong Country 3, used by the Kongs to buy various items from the Brothers Bear and play optional minigames, such as Swanky's Sideshow in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of the game and Swanky's Dash in the Game Boy Advance version. Both minigames also reward the player more Bear Coins for winning.

Bear Coins can be found hidden throughout most stages, often invisible to the player until collected. There are always at least two in every stage. Although a Bear Coin has already been collected inside a stage, replaying a section of it by re-entering the stage or leaving a Bonus Room in it, the coin can be picked up again at the same location. Losing extra lives will not subtract collected Bear Coins. After earning a Bonus Coin for beating any boss for the first time, the player will always receive single Bear Coins for defeating these bosses again.

In Donkey Kong Country 3, the player can hold a maximum total of ninety-nine Bear Coins. Any coins collected beyond this number are not registered by the counter. The game also keeps track on the current number of collected Bear Coins by the player when it is saved in any game file.

Donkey Kong Land III[]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Bear Coins are common collectables found inside most of stages of the game. Here, they are used to play memory minigames at the Bear's Sheepy Shops in order to earn DK Coins and Stop Watches.



Bonus Coin Static Items (excluding mostly Barrels) Bear Coin Static
General Animal TokenBananaBanana FairyBanana MedalBoss KeyCogCrestCrystal CoconutCrystal StarExtra Life BalloonGiant BananaGolden BalloonGolden BananaGolden FeatherHeadphonesK-O-N-G LettersPuzzle PieceRare OrbSupply CrateWatermelon
Coins Banana CoinBear CoinBonus CoinDK CoinKong TokenKremkoinNintendo CoinRareware CoinSilver Coin
Vehicles GyrocopterHot Air BalloonHover CraftMine CartMotor BoatRocket BarrelSkull CartTobogganTurbo Ski
Coconut ShooterCrateFeather BowGrape ShooterKannonballOrange GrenadePeanut PopgunPineapple LauncherTreasure ChestWatermelon Bomb
Shop Banana JuiceDK Barrel (DD, DX, CK & FK Barrels) • Heart BoostMap KeyRed BalloonSquawks the Parrot
Others Animal CrateEnd of Stage TargetHookKannonMelon CrateNo Animal SignRopeStage FlagTire
Miscellaneous Brothers Bear Items (Bowling BallMirror)