Here, the player is given 99 seconds to collect as many Expresso Tokens as possible. When the allotted time expires, the player is stopped and the number of Expresso Tokens obtained is totaled. As for the other Animal Buddy Bonus Stages, every 100 Animal Buddy Tokens collected equals one extra life. Following this, the player is taken back to the stage where they collected their third Expresso Token, and the game resumes.
In all the Animal Buddy Bonus Stages, there is a large golden token of the Animal Buddy the player is controlling hidden somewhere in the Bonus Stage. This large golden token will double the amount of Animal Tokens the player has collected up to collecting the large golden token (i.e. if the player has 100 Animal Tokens, collecting the large golden token will make the player's new total be 200 Animal Tokens).
It is recommended that the player collect as many Expresso Tokens as possible, then, with less than 45 seconds left, begin to travel to the large golden token.
- The Expresso Bonus is the only Animal Buddy Bonus Stage with Animal Tokens behind where the player starts.