Every pick-up initially floats in a random direction. Hitting one with a star or a punch flings it in a new random direction.
Pick-ups expire if not collected within 15 seconds.
Red projectiles and certain enemies can destroy pick-ups.
All pick-ups give a small amount of experience when collected.
- Black dot pick-ups only give experience.
- Small Star pick-ups give 3 stars.
- Large Star pick-ups give 6 stars.
- Heart pick-ups replenish one HP.
- Red Lightning pick-ups are only dropped from bosses, but are drawn to you and replenish one HP.