SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake — All Karate Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coins
The gold coins in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake allow you to unlock whacky and referential costumes for SpongeBob to wear in this throwback 3D platformer. Gold coins are hidden throughout each of the 7 stages, and some can only be obtained on a second playthrough.
For this guide, we're going to assume it's your second time around Karate Downtown Bikini Bottom. Buckle in because there are a lot of coins to collect in this stage. Thankfully, it is one of the more relatively straightforward worlds in The Cosmic Shake.
Where to Find All Karate Downtown Gold Coins in The Cosmic Shake
There are 10 Gold Coins in the Karate Downtown Bikini Bottom world of SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake. Here is where to find each one.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 1
At the end of the red carpet on your second time through this world, you'll be able to press the purple button. This will activate a challenge where you have to swing-hook and glide through boost hoops to reach the other side of the room. Once you've reached the goal platform, Patrick will kindly return you to the button where your gold coin now awaits.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 2
Right next to the switch where you found the first coin, there is a red balloon near an elevated grate blocked by an explosive block. Kick up to the balloon and then get close enough to activate the exploding block. This will unveil a passage where you'll need to karate kick panels to navigate over an electrified floor. On the other side is the gold coin and an explosive block you have to activate to get back down to the ground floor.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 3
In the middle of the level, Squidward's filmmaker alter ego will put you in front of the camera for an autoscrolling platforming section. During the third and final part (each section is broken up by a static enemy encounter where the screen stops moving), you'll want to be as far in the background as possible. Eventually, you'll jump up to a trashcan and see the brick wall where the gold coin will be is just a jump away.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 4
In the Back Alley section of Downtown Bikini Bottom, you'll see a slingshot you can't reach yet. Keep going to the next slingshot that you can use on your second time through the world. This will launch you to a high platform. Jump down to the jellies on the platforms you haven’t reached yet, and follow this path to the other slingshot. From here, you'll be able to see the gold coin and get it.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 5
Not long after that, you'll come to a section where you're navigating over water using karate kick balloons. Below you, there will be a slingshot. Drop down to the slingshot and get in. It will take you up to a platform where you have to perform one easy jump to get the next coin.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 6
Take the slingshot next to the damaged Bikini Bottom First Nautical Bank. Grapple and swing around to the next building’s rooftop, where you'll find a reef blower and a switch on the ground that spawns enemies. Across the way, there is a wall of goop that needs to be destroyed. Suck all the enemies up, and then shoot the goo down.
After this, you'll be ushered to another roof with another reef blower. Repeat this process one more time to unlock a path of platforms to the top of the bank, where the gold coin was hidden in plain sight the whole time.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 7
In the Parking Lot section, you'll see the coin behind a fence you can't jump over. Look for a solitary floating block on the opposite side of the lot. Take this up to the lamposts. Jump from one lampost to the next until you can glide over to the other side of the fence where the gold coin hides.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 8
Also in the Parking Lot, there is a purple button on top of a police boat in a lot off to the side. Stomping this switch will spawn a reef blower and a bunch of enemies you need to take out. Once you do, Patrick will take you back to the boat, and your coin will be waiting.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 9
At the dojo, you'll reach a hole in the wall. You can actually see the coin floating to the right. There is a stack of boxes that allows you to reach a couple floating boxes. Climb them to find kick balloons on the other side of the wall that will take you on a path to the coin.
Downtown Bikini Bottom Gold Coin 10
The final coin can be found by hitting the purple switch at the start of the world's final section. This will activate a gauntlet to test all of your abilities. Using karate kicks, swing hooks, and bubble surfboards, you'll eventually wrap your way back around to where you started, thus earning yourself the final golden coin in Karate Downtown Bikini Bottom.
Now you know where to find all of the gold coins in Karate Downtown Bikini Bottom. For more collectible guides and walkthroughs, head over to our SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake guides hub.
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