Game Theory: How to BREAK Mario! (Mario Tennis Aces)

Published on Sep 8, 2018
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Step aside bob omb. Keep on flying Bullet Bill. There is a new weapon causing damage in the mushroom kingdom, and this one is fuzzy, round, and squishy. One of Mario Tennis Aces coolest features is allowing you to break a players racket. But just how fast would you have to hit the ball in order to do so? And what other consequences would arise from that much force? Well that is what we're about to find out.
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  • Its confirmed! balls are the strongest weapon in Mario tennis aces, including... Some other type of balls...

  • DO you guys think I should get Honey? I want too but whenever I download it I get scared it'll charge me EVENTUALLY you know?

  • My s.s teacher used the same brace yourself meme when we were taking a test

  • This is such a good concept for a show. It takes a majorly popular pastime in this day in age (gaming) and combines it with science. Not only does it entertain but it educates. Keep up the great work MatPat!

  • 7.4 square centimetres not cubic you wrote it as square. I'm confused

  • Getting aced with a ball and getting hit with it hurts baaad!!!

  • Fun fact:Mario looks small but is actually the big brother of Luigi

  • Oh noooo wario Die

  • Game theorists you forgot one thing what is someone tampered with the rackets to make them weaker and the break we are seeing is part of the tampering that happened to the racket

  • That intro was dark

  • The intro though

  • Steve is stronger than mario. The can delete our universe in 0.5 seconds

  • You just did that all on special shots not zone shots

  • 9:50 OMG I am on my bed right now and a cat is actually sitting in my lap. 65 newtons!

  • Lol, my physics teacher hates me now because I asked if I could be put into a harder physics class (I am in honors right now so I couldn’t be moved up due to school rules with AP classes)

  • When the size of Mario is wrong, so now if he wanted to accurately calculate how deadly the ball is, he has to redo this entirely.

  • still lose half points in junior level aerospace classes. it never ends fellas

  • But mattttpaaaattttt you forgot the account The strenght generated by characters like mario when hitting the ball

  • This is how I study for my science tests. I always get an A.

  • 00:7 wow

  • my friend’s little brother is a tennis player, and their dad was helping him practice. lets just say that there was a mal-aimed tennis ball & that their dad was blind in one eye for at least 6 months.

  • While the analysis of the material properties is somewhat accurate, the force is applied perpendicular and at distance away from the breaking point. This requires a different approach, taking into account the torque applied and how the tensile and compressive strengths of the material differ, as when bending is applied to a material there is two different types of strain applied across a cross section. However, as i am an engineering student, is more than any video of this nature should tackle as the different answer most likely would not change the outcome. But that's just a nit pick, a worthless you tube comments nit pick!

  • Could we just say the tennis rackets are some mushroom kingdom racket made from a metal that’s only in their wold?

  • Matpat has officially lost his mind.

  • What happened to "But hey, That's just a theory....A GAME THEORY!!"?????

  • MatPat, the best math teacher EVER.

  • 8:09 I actually convinced my science teacher about the Spiderman film theory and we watched it in class

  • Do you like money? MONEY

  • .....Im going to pretend I know all what your talking about......

  • How to kill someone: WHACK THAT BISH WITH A TENIS BALL

  • U guys never think about the phone users

  • How do you figure out the threshold of how fast the ball has to be to create a nuclear fallout?

  • Glad you throw some shame on that sore loser Serena Williams


  • A BALL can go that FAST?!?!?!

  • You would be a great teacher

  • what is the rackets were wood

  • Every video I watch I don't know what the hell you say but I love it

  • Wow I love you guys so much ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️

  • This actually helped a lot with my physics hw😂😂 thanks matpat❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • What if the speed measured is correct, but the tennis ball used is a LOT heavier than IRL?

  • My older sister got to watch an episode of game theory in class, and I am SOOOO jealous. It's one thing we agree on, and she got to watch it in school DURING CLASS and it was the teachers idea. I have to ask which episode it was...

  • Maybe it's just me but the racket looks like it breaks just where the thick part of the handle ends, thus the strength required to snap it would be a lot easier than what was calculated in the video

  • Mind blown ka pow 😮

  • I am a luigi fan

  • What if it had been hollow? Would it have worked if it snapped as normal?

  • Matpat:force times time Me:WAT

  • Speedrun his games

  • #tennis

  • well ı dont thinl so ...

  • So we just gonna ignore the fact that Clash Royale can turn into ALOT of GT episodes?

  • Common sense tells me the math for this video is horribly wrong. A tennis ball travelling at just 1000 mph would be travelling faster than a bullet. It weighs more. Can a bullet break a tennis racket? Is it even close or can the bullet break it easily? You said yourself you'd crush atoms at 500,000 mph, so why do you need such a speed to break a tennis racket? Only a nuke can break a tennis racket? If tennis rackets were that tough, they'd make them lighter and thinner. A ball hits a tennis racket with 45kg of force at normal pro speeds. Not a cat on a racket ... 7 stone on a racket. I calculate around 300 mph is going to be enough to break the frame of your racket. Did you ever see the mythbusters shooting supersonic ping pong balls?

  • Matpat: you will always be the challenger from the rear... Matpat: *shows and talks about waluigi grinding on mario* Matpat: that went viral for... other reasons *zooms in on other reasons* Matpat: show this video to your math teacher! Maybe you'll get to watch it in class Me: am I a joke to you?

  • Do another bendy theory or deadlock about Minecraft

  • I downloaded honey :)

  • Perv pat

  • anyone else notice matt's inability to correctly pronounce strength after saying sheer, instead saying "sheer shtrength"? I thought it was cute

  • Yes I broke my dad's racket with tennis ball i happily bought him a new racket

  • No breaking the fourth wall in the halls, detention for you. When will you learn

  • Mat im 11 so i dont have a need for honey

  • Ah yes 7.4 CUBIC centimeters of area

  • You say the ball would need to go at “almost 300,000 MPH” to break the aluminium racket, yet in the screen it says >300,000. Please advise regarding which is correct, as I need it for my calculations. Thanks.

  • Geezus gribus that got dark fast.

  • I like how you only acknowledge unit conversions as a pain to high school physics students when it's truly college general chemistry that packs a punch.

  • Wooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which one????

  • What!!!!!????!!!!???!!!!!!????

  • DON'T TAKE BACK THE STICKER!!! the racket could have been plastic, YOU DON'T KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2:20 omfg there's a mario game where you can play as CHAIN CHOMP AND I'M NOT PLAYING IT!?

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  • Math... 😬😩🙃

  • 10:40 you sound yust like mario

  • What school did you go to

  • 5:56 i think that the ball goes so fats that when it breaks the racket it causes it to split into pieces ((i haven't watched the whole vid yet)) and that's why it look like it breaks where the player is holding it.

  • Me looking at the thumbnail: Ouch

  • Yeah, units is totally a minor thing. Yep, totally won't ruin your calculations or anything if you forget a gc while working in English units or mess up a where a temperature is a difference or not among other things.

  • I thought Minecraft Steve was the most powerful being because of infinite gold blocks.

  • Well it’s a game

  • Let's be real here: you definitely use excel, not a TI-83 for these calculations.

  • Seeing as the handle has clean cut, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that the rackets are two pieces that are just glued together? It would additionally make it a weak point of the whole racket, depending on the quality of the work.

  • 3:32 Me (3 hours after Tennis practice): 78 feet... Yeah that sounds about right.

  • What about sonic? Or miis? Ey ey they do sports and for sonic well he didn't skip leg day😃

  • you should do a theory on the crash games

  • Can Matpat just make a teaching science channel?

  • 12:04 what's the music here?

  • Wait what?

  • Ok but what if the tennis ball was filled with, say, osmium?

  • My balls are DEADLY!!!!!!

  • HOW FAST IS SONIC THE HEDGE HOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Is your kid a pat or what ever your wife is and is it mat?

  • *sees Mph* And how much is that in metric units? *hears Matpat complain about changing between units* You know... if youd only use metric units that would be literaly no problem....

  • Mario's full name is super Mario Mario because I mean his last name is Mario end well but I mean it's just that I mean no one really knows his middle name so it's a possibility it's it's a big possibility

  • Beginning: *complete silence* Peach: *_OH NOOOOOOO-_*

  • damn, that intro.....

  • Why are all the most dangerous items in mario games round? Bob-ombs, tennis balls, blue shells, other... Sort of... Balls... Looking at you mario.

  • Mega oof Nintendo. Mega oof.

  • I didn't understand any of this

  • Okay I've heard about websites using cookies to artificially inflate their prices but I would love an entire theory episode on it. Maybe on Film Theory?

  • My mom: get off, you said you were gonna do science Me: I am, I am learning about Mario games, Mom: oh ok son. Get the popcorn

  • I’m a simple man I see matpat I click

  • So much math