After every hit against the rock you will bounce back and will not be able to collect all of the sacks. Since the higher values of dollars come last, less money will be obtained. To prevent this, two holes must be dug. Stand diagonally next to the rock and dig one above/below you, whichever is further away from the rock, then one to the right or left, again, whichever is further from the rock. Remember to keep every hole at least one space from the rock. Holes will cover the areas where money is dropped, or other various items laying around, and stop you from getting the full amount of dollars. Now when the rock is hit, the holes will stop tyouhe Player bouncing back. Natural features such as a tree or cliff can make up for a hole.
or (for extra space for the feng shui bag)
It's also possible to place holes adjacent like this:
Be warned, as you must be extra careful that you are BETWEEN the holes and don't get pushed to the side.
R: Rock Y: You ( . ): Empty Space H: Hole/Feature
- In New Jersey, the money rock will turn red when hit and gradually fade back to gray, giving a visual timer as it will continue to spout money for as long as the rock is red. In later versions the rock simply remains gray.
- In all versions every bag spouted after the fourth bag/coin will play the '1Up' noise from the Mario series.The money rock appears once every day. So, in a normal year, that's:
- 4,854,5 (NJ)
- 3,102,5 (ME)
- 2,956,5 (TX minimum)
- 8,796,5 (TX maximum)
or, in a leap year:
- 4,867,8 (NJ)
- 3,111 (ME)
- 2,964,6 (TX mimimum)
- 8,820,6 (TX maximum)