Dragon Coins, also known as Yoshi Coins, are recurring items in the Mario series. Appearing in both Super Mario World and Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, collecting five or more of these items in a single level grants Mario an additional life. Most levels in the games have five Dragon Coins in them, but some Castles and Ghost Houses, for example, have none. There are also some levels with many Dragon Coins, such as the Cheese Bridge Area, with ten. However, it is possible to collect only nine of them (see below).
In Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, more levels have Dragon Coins and collecting every one in the game causes them to turn into Peach Coins.
- Once five are collected in a level, going through a pipe or door (or completing the level, or losing a life) to a different area of the level causes any remaining Coins to vanish. This is why all the Cheese Bridge Area Coins cannot be collected in one visit to the level.