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Game Theory: How DEADLY Is Mario's Blue Shell? (Mario Kart 8)

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Katie T (56 seconds ago)
Hahhaa Ohio driving tests omg
jesus losada (1 hour ago)
More mario kart
Gareth Sanders (1 hour ago)
If he's asking how powerful it is look at all the friendships it destroyed
Cheyenne Morse (1 hour ago)
KILLER SHELL
Co Crisp (2 hours ago)
if only matpat could choose music as well as he could do math
Manuel Alonso Cousido (2 hours ago)
The only real Blue Shell was what made Carrero Blanco accomplish his dream of flying. All pray the blue shell.
aguiaia1 (3 hours ago)
A strike at a 60º angle it leaves another mechanic to stop you vehicle, pushing the bottom of the car to drag against the floor, sure the drag wouldn't be as efficient as the direct transmission of momentum but you are already applying only half the total force, the vertical component of the force applied would be aprox. 1.73 (square root of 3) times greater than the horizontal component, assuming a drag coefficient (steel X Asfalt) of 0.3 it would still be a bit over half (0.55) the original, at 60º angle, force applied. IF that is true, that would mean that of the total stopping force applied to the cart, more than a half of it would come from the bottom of the vehicle dragging against the floor, wich means your blow to the face would not be 21,803N, but 10,691N. That all assuming that whatever mass system Nintendo used in this game has linear correlation to our weigh system. Making their system exponential would be a D*ck move.
Sweaves (4 hours ago)
Now that height and weight have been calculated, how long until we come back to these numbers to use Mario's BMI in a theory for some reason :D
Grim from Billy and Mandy 😀😂
haley raymond (5 hours ago)
To avoid the blue shell/it's explosion in first, I'll make sure to try and grab an item that I can actually hit myself with right before the blue shell does because instead of the long time it takes to recover from the blue shell I only have to wait for the slight spin out from a green shell/etc.
Samuel Vrska (5 hours ago)
What about the super horn? HMM?
Maxence Berrier (6 hours ago)
don't forget that we are in another univers so physics rules might be changed, like gravity, the reason why Mario can jump high for example
Ben CC-1993 (8 hours ago)
This is the best Game Theory in a while. Like the return to form to the earlier videos.
Fang The Gamer (8 hours ago)
smash bros for the wii u is the deadliest game of nintendo because it has the blue shell and way, way more deadly weapons
Maria Belinda Nofuente (9 hours ago)
The intro tho
Amethyst of Death (10 hours ago)
Give us FNAF
Joshua Ting (10 hours ago)
It'll also kill your friendships! :D
BeastSoundz (14 hours ago)
Thank you for giving me a nice headache before my physic finals
Smol Socks (15 hours ago)
>Matpat says Ugandan Knuckles is dead, which is very true since it's been dead since January. (Don't bother arguing, it's dead) >Puts an Impact meme at the end >Ok
Lilyetruby (15 hours ago)
I subbed and pressed the notification bell! :D
SinisterBun (18 hours ago)
What did Matpat major in while in college?
Tyler McCracken (19 hours ago)
lets not forget in the first mario kart the blue shell didnt fly up at all all it did was glide its way by knocing everyone in its path way dead until it got to first place then flew up and smacked him which means the blue shell in the first mario kart was stronger than the blueshells in mario kart 7 and mariokart 8
Simon The Gamer (20 hours ago)
If I see a blue shell warning, I come to a complete stop until I'm passed, doing this has a smaller effect than getting hit actually hit with the shell.
Tyronium 3110 (21 hours ago)
But the sound wave thing can protect u from the blue shell
Lesly Rangel (21 hours ago)
OMG I LIVE IN OHIO 😯😀
bad channel (21 hours ago)
My Buda no
jace stone (22 hours ago)
i love the intro
Vortex (23 hours ago)
every notification i get from game theory is live streams
Doctor Shao (23 hours ago)
You have not calculated how as the blue shell gets to the first player the shell also destroys any one in it’s way and will not even slow down plus it can go a lap with out slowing down so if you calculated that it should blast the stadium into a huge crater
Michael Tsang (1 day ago)
Tactical Blue Shell! Incoming!
Aman 1549 (1 day ago)
What if Dry Bowser is boosted with a mushroom? The force will still stop him so what would the new force be?
Princess Jada (1 day ago)
MatPat with theories. The only channel that makes school subjects fun. MatPat, can you do theories on Sly Cooper, Final Fantasy and/or Fire Emblem? Keep up the amazing work!
Water Master Austin (1 day ago)
The metric system is dumb
thenebbiechanel 1 (1 day ago)
since you calculated using dry bowser, he is essentially a pile of dust now
lisa james (1 day ago)
Trigerd
Sean Felder (1 day ago)
wAIT I THOUGHT DEAD WAS SPELLED DEAD
infinity GAMER XXX (1 day ago)
5:43 is plain wrong
Dolphinsfan1 4 (1 day ago)
I know just how you feel MatPat!
Noodle Gaming (1 day ago)
I have also failed at bowling by throwing the ball into the other Alley
Seherat Alih (1 day ago)
Dear Matpat, first thing I have to say is that I really enjoy watching your videos. BUT: Please please please watch your uppercase and lowercase while dealing with physical units and symbols. It starts with things like writing meters in uppercase and ends with writing T for time which normally stands for temperature. Here the mistakes I have seen: M for meters -> should be m T for time -> should be t P for momentum -> should be p (with a vectorial arrow, without one it would be pressure) M for mass -> should be m V for velocity -> should be v J for impulse -> which should be capital i for impulse (with a vectorial arrow, without one it would be current; also explains the origin) KG for kilogram -> should be kg (lowercase k also for kJ and km) S for second -> should be s G for acceleration of gravity -> should be g Also you have shown that you normally know how its done by using lowercase r for radius. sorry for being a smartass and for my bad english
Tyler Wengrzyn (1 day ago)
Though this now raises another question. The speaker item in MARIO kart 8 can stop the blue shell. So what would be the math for that?
Daniel Zumbusch (1 day ago)
90 Kg! Huzzah!
XuLuWaRR1oR (1 day ago)
Does this count as revision for my physics exam tomorrow?
JosiahXsims819 (1 day ago)
most sick intro I'e ever seen.
SleepySkullhead (1 day ago)
Um. The hammer and sickle is definitely NOT the great equalizer.
NeBz 1 (1 day ago)
Austin > matpat
Shohan Tutorial (1 day ago)
10:01 Under the number theirs an editors note saying matpat said the wrong number
Leostar (1 day ago)
Mario's name is not "mario jumpman mario" it is only mario, just as Luigi's is only luigi
Jester Sumagang (1 day ago)
+Leostar his name is mario mario. but he also known as jumpman.
Leostar (1 day ago)
then agian in one post you confirmed you ignore people who prove you wrong and ignore facts that would kill your theory anyway
tcochu (1 day ago)
parallel parking is not a skill taought at driving school over there? oO #shocked
Proximus (1 day ago)
Wait , did you actually multiply Kg with M/S at 08:32 ? Your calculations are wrong bro , you cannot multiply the scalars without converting KG into SI unit of mass (grams). So you will need to add another 3 zeroes to the equation. If you are using the CGS unit for calculation you cannot incorporate KG into that.
chuparrosa 42069 (1 day ago)
give austin a break he is in the worst type of hell having a baby besides he does better theorys
YoshiTamer42 (1 day ago)
What’s up big time gamers. It would be so col if u would please check out me channel and subscribe. Let’s have some fun !!
Pablo Cruz (1 day ago)
In every racing game with this weapon, I always did the same thing
Pablo Cruz (1 day ago)
1st place player kill weapon coming? HIT THE BRAKES!
Some Person (1 day ago)
My bruddas HE dos not no de wae ( sorry not sorry 😐)
Don'tSueTheSpoofers (1 day ago)
Wait so wtf does the horn do? It must burst eardrums, right?
5:40. Epic Eclectic Collection, MatMan!!
iamthebossmanify (1 day ago)
How much force does the horn have then, since it stops the blue shell even in descent? And, not just stops it, it crushed it out of existence.
Wait,couldn't you used the weight from the Olympics video?
HYPE LAD 41 (1 day ago)
Nice glimpse of Crash Tean Racing in that and great episode! Now I fear Blue shells more when I'm in 1st all the time
Yaruke Anbu (1 day ago)
peep the Crash Nitro Cart at 10:41
Random Ryon (1 day ago)
Says he doesn’t trust Austin... Still uses Austin’s weight for Mario
Switch Hype (1 day ago)
How loud is the super horn?
Sunny dee (1 day ago)
the knuckles remark there made me cry inside because of how dead it is. it was alive once. i loved it, and will never stop loving it.alas, the time for de wae has passed. and i am without a dank meme too quote every thirty seconds.
turtleZ Gaming (1 day ago)
Click* click* wat did yu say
speedyplanes26 (1 day ago)
so your saying i died 1004 times in mario cart 8.....................omg
j haas (1 day ago)
Mat Pat lives in Ohio too?? Wack.
Alguien :v (1 day ago)
welcome to aplliyng real life to videogames xd ( is not a critic)
Marian Curic (2 days ago)
6:30 WHAT ARE THOSE WHEELS MADE OF?!?!?!?
Mega forehead man (2 days ago)
Ugandan knuckles is life be gone matpat you are a discrace to the Ugandan community
Jacob Clark (2 days ago)
I figured out how to block the blue shell in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all you have to do is get that red box thing with the horn on it and when the shell is above you use the red box thing and BOOM RIP blue shell
Aqua338 (2 days ago)
Wait, but for the calculation of the go-kart weight, you included the glider, but real life go-karts don't have gliders.
nasaan jackson (2 days ago)
do a sonic exe
Zake64 (2 days ago)
"Mario is 90 kg" Trebuchet fans: *heavy breathing*
Jacqueline Mackie (2 days ago)
When I play Mario Kart and notice that the blue shell has just been sent on it's way while I am in the lead, I slow down and let the person in second place pass me and look on from a safe distance as the driver in front of me gets the blue shell instead before I again have first place in the race. Muahaha! (although I rarely have first place, so the strategy is almost never used except in singleplayer.) :P
Isaac Leung (2 days ago)
Just a question, can we still assume that all the characters of the mushroom kingdom have the same bone and body structure as humans, animals and plantation found on earth. Cause Mario is an example of a “human” that can live in an environment where normal humans cant live in (like the force of gravity of a planet is too great on the human body, which could cause the destruction of capillaries, nerve cells, etc.) Or just put the “that’s just a theory” stamp and leave it alone. If the characters within the mushroom kingdom are in fact different in anatomy and or molecular structure, won’t this video and the other video on Mario Cart be kinda “incorrect” in terms of the potential injuries and dangers?
MarthD (2 days ago)
Wrong formula at 11:17.
Gigatreecko (2 days ago)
The ironic thing is that your data was based on Dry Bowser's mass. Dry Bowser will just shrug off the explosions and keep driving, because he's already dead. In the game we can clearly see that the sturdiness of karts in the mushroom kingdom are not to be messed with and a drybones always reconstructs itself even after being shattered.
FSKyuremYT (2 days ago)
Back in the day, I used to manipulate my first place position to my advantage when someone sent a blue shell: slam the breaks and let the person behind me take the hit then take back first place. Worked every time
Beast Master (2 days ago)
Mario's 90kg?! He's a fat motherf*cker!
Vic Talent (2 days ago)
I'm happy I'm not Mario
SHANEDOESYOUTUBE (2 days ago)
13:00 by fox 2 heat seekers u mean like potential fox 4 identification friend or foe designated seeker missile even tho 4 is for aircraft guns but pilots usually go *guns guns guns (brrrrt)*
SHANEDOESYOUTUBE (2 days ago)
Well actually i realized that blue shell should be fox rifle (just rifle) like an agm65 maverick which is an imaging infrared seeker or an electro-optical seeker
Jay Sharma (2 days ago)
You teach us MATHS?
Sophia Morris (2 days ago)
mad improvement massive htzff lack properly christian hall.
Aaro Salonen (2 days ago)
You assumed 2 units is twice as heavy as 1 unit, when it could be a non-linear scale like decibels. Also, what about the bullet bill strength? Blue Shell doesn't do ANYTHING on it.
Skeetto Clawforte (2 days ago)
Trust Nintendo to make violent games in disguise
Gavin745 (2 days ago)
Adding to the Mario Kart kinda thing, can you do something like how powerful/how much electrical energy is in a Shock lightning bolt?
Duckingtanker (2 days ago)
So... matpat... yknow.. IRL carts dont have parachutes or gliders, which have mass
The Silver Veil (2 days ago)
But Matpat your last video about how deadly Mariokart is you said that the fastest kart set was Dry bowser in a bee charger slick wheels and a super glider,do those two cars equal the same amount of units?
Kid Gavin (2 days ago)
You better hope you get those super horns!
Ai T (2 days ago)
I WILL FIND YOU AND I WILL KILL YOU
Ai T (2 days ago)
5:40 more like mr. VIDEO jumpman 10:42 hey that looks like me
Liam de los sauces (2 days ago)
Wait the blue shell hovers over whoever is in first, dive down at a 60° angle and gets the kart to stop in .55 seconds. Aren't the 60° already taken into account? Why the need to then go and make new calculations to see how much stronger it is at 60°. Or have I misunderstood something? Maybe if hit head on, how far backwards would the kart go flying?
Eros72 (2 days ago)
Mat you switched the Newton’s like 2-3 times
Hiukas (2 days ago)
Mario kart 8 more deadly than the hunger games?
dat boi (2 days ago)
if u see a blue shell just stop let the person in second in front of u let it hit them
That Ozian (2 days ago)
Stop triggering me with school supplies, geez.
That Ozian (2 days ago)
Also, the textbook is for Honors Physics, not AP Physics. Idk why I even know that anymore, hahah
Musicalfreak 0932 (2 days ago)
Does Mario have a last name
MarioGlitcher 64 (2 days ago)
Next "Mario Kart Is the Deadliest Game" episode: Bullet Bills (from the inside)
Landon Draws (2 days ago)
There's an easy way around that. Just stop dead in your tracks when you see the blue shell coming. Sure, you may be launched out of your seat when you brake to a speed of 0mph with no seatbelt, but at least you won't be dead from a blue shell
Lucas K. (2 days ago)
Go to 11:14, then put the video at 2x speed. Thank me later

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