First Ever Super Mario Bros. Gold Coin Converter Developed

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Movoto Real Estate crunched the numbers to figure out the real-world dimensions and value of a Super Mario Bros. 8-bit gold coin.

The blog team at Movoto Real Estate, an online brokerage based in San Mateo, CA, has given the gold coin from Super Mario Bros. its first-ever real-world value. Devoted Mario players might be surprised to learn that a single gold coin costs $508,000. The Movoto team determined this valuation based on the coin’s size in relation to real-life benchmarks.

“One of the most integral parts of playing any of Nintendo’s Mario games is collecting gold coins. They are as important to the game as our favorite plumber’s ability to jump,” said David Cross, Movoto’s content editor. “We know they aren’t real, but that’s never stopped our team from wanting to know their real cost.”

Movoto looked at the size of a coin in relation to Mario’s size, and then estimated the worth of the going rate of gold in today’s market. From there, Movoto ran evaluations on famous homes in the world to determine how many gold coins it would take to purchase them. The result became the first ever Super Mario Bros. Gold Coin Converter, which converts the video game’s gold coins into any dollar amount entered. For instance, $50,000,000 USD equals 99 gold coins. The converter also determines how many levels in the game it would take to collect that many coins--in this case, level 1-3.

“We tried to guess how many gold coins it would take to buy famous homes, and then we decided to actually do the math,” said Cross. “It seemed natural to make a converter, so everyone could join our game.”

The company’s evaluation process and the Super Mario Bros. Gold Coin Convertor is on their website:

http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/mario-gold-coin-converter/

For more information, visit http://www.movoto.com/blog.

About Movoto
Movoto Real Estate launched http://www.movoto.com in March 2006, providing an innovative, easy-to-use research tools with ready access to a network of experienced local real estate agents. Movoto.com was the first real estate website to bring a map front-and-center into the home search experience right on its homepage. Movoto now offers its free services in over 30 states. In 2011, Movoto was named #13 on the Inc. list of fastest growing private real estate companies.

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