Game Theory: Peach’s Castle of LIES! (Super Mario Maker 2)


1 of my favorite parts of Mario Maker 2’s story mode is figuring out which character from the Mario-verse delivers each particular level. “A Certain Mage” is undoubtedly Kamek, “Name Withheld by Request” is Bowser Jr., based on how each level is described, and (ligma balls)”Father of Name Withheld”, then, is obviously Bowser himself. And with these sorts of little Easter Eggs comes some pretty crazy realizations, like the fact that HALF of Bowser Jr.’s weekly allowance is 200 gold coins. He’s getting 400 gold coins every week. That is four 1-ups worthy. That’s two different basic outfits from Mario Odyssey. That is the cost of the entire first floor of one of the wings of Peach’s entire castle, here, in Mario Maker, which just always makes me wonder; How much is that 400 coins gonna be worth? How much is Peach’s Castle worth in this game? Well, ladies and gentlemen, I did the math, and the answer isn’t what you’d expect. *Game Theory Intro* Hello, internet, welcome to Game Theory. The show that, much like Bowser, just won’t leave the Mushroom Kingdom alone. Speaking of Bowser, I’d like to extend a long overdue welcome to Doug Bowser, the new president of Nintendo of America, taking the place of “My Body is Ready” himself, Reggie Fils-Amié. Reggie left some big shoes to fill, in more ways than one, considering the guy is six foot, one inch. But Doug, you, sir, are living proof of the power of nominative determinism. The term nominitive determinism is the theory that says your name biases you into certain career paths, like say, for instance, your name is Seymour Butts, and you wind up as a cartologist. Or, surprisingly, how the men named Dennis are actually more likely to become dentists. True story. Now, scientific evidence is a bit spotty, and recent research seems to be overturning a lot of these early findings, that being said, a man named Bowser, going on to be in charge of Nintendo? What are the odds of that? That’s insane! Guy’s a super villain, isn’t he? Just gotta be. Gonna take over the company. Drive it into the ground, and it’ll be like “HAHA Mario I’ve beaten-” I dunno why I gave Bowser a Mario voice *Mario(?) voice* “I’ve-a defeated you by finally taking over you’re company!” ‘s not even a Mario voice, it’s just…a garbage voice. Everyone behind the camera is like, just shaking their head in shame. I’m embarrassed to be here, let’s move on with the episode, please. ANYWAY The long-in short is that Mario Maker 2 is out now and I’ve been having a ton of fun with it If you got a level you think I should play, scroll down to the comments section and leave the code right there chances are, it’s gonna be played on gt live BUT in a pleasant surprise, the game also shipped with a story mode Where a buncha toads are working to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle after… A creepy dog here with… A Wii fit balance board around his neck? Hits a button and rocket wipes the castle away from existence Look you know what i’m not complaining here beggars cant be choosers It’s kind of fun, the levels are actually really creatively designed and show the breath of what you can do in this game and the TL;DR of the whole thing is that in order to fund the rebuilding project Mario has to complete levels and gather coins purchasing upgrades until the castle is standing proud once again. Well, the story might be dismissed by some as a simple tutorial leading up to the real game of playing the home brewed Mario levels of online strangers And raging out as you continue to loose against Rosses level from Game Grumps The story mode is interesting to me for ONE major reason It introduces us to the strangest Mario character ever: The Religious Eraser … Ok so the story mode is interesting for two reasons 1: The very creepy very disturbing Religious eraser that probably deserves its own theory on another day And 2: By giving us a complete tally how much money it takes to construct Peach’s castle as measured in coins, which means… If we compare that building cost in coins to the real world building cost of a similar sized castle or similar building supplies It could finally reveal the answers To the secret or Mushroom Kingdom’s Economy And just how much Is one gold coin in Mario actually worth And what is the value of Peach’s castle? All of those answers and more are what I plan to find today Now, calculating the cost of Peach’s castle in mushroom kingdom currency is actually shockingly easy All you’ve got to do is tally up the coin costs of all the individual upgrades Because we see it built from foundation, up through roof Including little amenities like cannons and stained glass If you add up all those various costs throughout Mario Maker 2’s story line Peach’s 100% completed castle costs a total of 14,100 coins Seems pretty affordable but then again these are gold coins that we’re talking about And more often than not These hunks of precious metal are at least the size of Mario’s over sized Bubble head So each one could be their own small fortune for all we know So, with the number of coins toe its time time to translate Those castle costs In to real world costs And its here where things start to get a little more complicated, How do you price out a fictional building? Admittedly we’ve done it once before on this channel with the Luigi’s mansion episode but in that game Luigi sees every single room Heck, forget seeing every single room. He is humping every single chair in every single room Looking for a few extra bucks. The castle in Mario maker 2 however Is a completely different situation. Sure, it was built for princess Peach, there by making it Peach’s castle in one sense but this isn’t THE Peach’s castle That we’ve seen throughout the rest of the franchise If it’s relativity small size wasn’t clue enough Notice that we build a foundation but we leave no room for a basement This in turn clearly eliminates the design for Peach’s castle from Super Mario 64 where the basement had without exaggeration the best levels in that game Evidently, Peach is just a princess of many different homes Your princess is in another castle? Sure, why not. She apparently has a couple This one just must be her summer vacation home Oh wait that’s Isle Defino Just her sub castle So, how do you price out something that you never get the details of

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100 thoughts on “Game Theory: Peach’s Castle of LIES! (Super Mario Maker 2)

  1. Clearly this must be a turning point for Mario if he is working his butt off to help with the castle and donating his coins instead of punching yoshis and bullying his brother

  2. That sounds like capitalism.
    Toads are becoming communist and want to riot against her.
    That is just too close to 20th century.

  3. I have a question. Now I have regretably never been able to play this game so i don't know about this but what if they already have 5he majority of resources. Consider that perhaps princess peach as a leader of the mushroom kingdom is backing the projec5 directly- it is possible that what you pay up to the chief isn't going to pay for everyrhimg but only a portion

  4. peach is a monarch is the medieval age, so tell me why she has to even pay these guys cause i mean, just threaten them with death

  5. You know what the problem was? Its because Peach hired a woman to supervise the construction. Yup, excuse me while I go find myself a bunker now.

  6. Matpat: makes a video on why toads cannot be trusted

    Makes another video on how they're mistreated

    Me: confused screaming

  7. If the toads were trap , why dont they run away when she is kidnapped + they help mario to save her, that just a theory another theory

  8. [Bowser]:I'm going to kidnap all the Toads so Peach's Castle cant be rebuilt.
    [Mr. Eraser]:I'm about to erase this man's whole career by helping Mario rebuilding the castle.

  9. 1:45 of the video made me just think of something. I'm currently a sophomore at my school and I have a teacher who's last name is Teacher, no joke. I think Doug Bowser and Mr Teacher both show the power of Nominative Determinism Mat.

  10. Game Theory the reason why pizzas have a basement in her castle because I'm do dog erase it all and the toad side why why do you have to do this

  11. Funny story, so this guys dad emailed Nintendo a lot with dumb questions and they answered every single one of them. I don’t remember which game it is but in one of the games Peaches castle only has paintings. Nintendo confirmed that this is because she has so many castles that all her paintings are in one, her furniture in another, etc….

  12. Nintendo: Ok we need to set a good example for the youth
    Peach: Whip your slaves kids
    (If anyone gets this reference, I love you)

  13. There is a lot of assumptions in these calculations who are than made to make even wilder assumption. To make the castle even remotely realistic, the Mario coins must be worth at least a hundred times as much as he calculated.
    With that assumption we may be able to make something closer to a small castle for a budget of 2 million dollars.

  14. What's with the yellow ring matpat? I thought I just saw it wrong at first but no. It's also not just this video it's like all of your recent ones.

  15. Oi i want to say PEACH IS INNOCENT AND SHE IS NOT EVIL AND MEAN those toads have a choice to surve her or not loyal citizens or Rising toad kites at the end of the day they r all toads and they have a choice btw mat pat i love ur channle 🙂 ( this is my opion )

  16. In the defence of Toadette, her original design and funding may have been perfectly okay, with the second design simply failing because she had the first design destroyed, beginning cheap but then getting distracted by shiny coins and splashing out on stained glass window, and who says it’s even stone? Or the materials being any more relatively expensive compared to gold then they are in real life

  17. OOOOR maybe Toadette's evil plan is kill the actual princess Peach by an "accident" in her Castle, and became the new princess using the Super Crown From Super Mario Bros Deluxe

  18. Bowser probably gives his son more allowance than Toadette pays her workers for their own jobs!

    You know, I wonder if Bowser's that generous with his workers… Maybe the Toads should switch to building for him instead?

  19. According to my calculations the castle must be at least 4.0328 or 4032.8 please include me in a video if I'm right

  20. Fail Boat: Got a job from someone named Goom-Goomba Lover, Ok What?! Don’t say, don’t say Goomba Lover and smile at me like you just won a lottery ticket.

  21. Here's a simple explanation. Mario isn't funding the project completely by himself. the coin costs shown are the amount needed to finish covering an already mostly funded project, with the most essential stuff being cheap because most of the admittedly pooly set budget was allocated towards the essentials. That doesn't negate all the stuff about poor work conditions, but my guess is that the castle is up to code.

  22. Mat pat didn't connect the dots between Toad-et and Peach. Peach is a princess she doesn't even see toad-et doing what she's doing so basically Toad-et is being cheap so she can increase her pay check, Peach is being taken advantage of.

  23. Doesn't anyone question the fact that the Toads give you the money you pay them with? So, how exactly is that a good business model?

  24. They actually used the dog from Mario Paint(SNES)? I say that someone at Nintendo is running out of ideas. And, NOBODY LIKED THE WII! I guess the only thing left to remind people that the Wii existed, is to make cameo appearances.

  25. 2:28
    Title: Is Mario actually bowser?
    Thubnail: Mario with both hands on his face shocked with two big googly eyes staring at bowser unzipping to reveal another Mario

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