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


  • Noice intro boiii bruh ir watever

  • Wait, Matpat and Stephanie are married and have a kid? Wow, I have ghosted YouTube for far too long

  • My first thought when watching this was: “so if we know the equivalent worth of the coins then we can calculate the value of a life” and now that I know one coin is worth just shy of a U.S. buck fifty, that means the society of the Mario universe values a life (aka a 1up) at less than 150 u.s. dollars… no wonder the Toads are under-paid

  • Matpat, have you done a Game Theory focusing solely about Princess Peach being evil?, We know you did this about Mario being an evil psychopath a long time ago,
    but I wanna know If you are gonna bring up one about Peach being an evil hypocrite tyrant.

  • “Ruining you’re childhood since 2011”
    Me: damn right.


  • That castle would make a great kaizo level.

  • crentist the dentist

  • Honestly I've always thought a chap named Dennis was most likely to be a Menace ???

    Love ya MatPat and Friends ???

  • Since Mario has more adventures, he collects more coins which stuts his growth a bit more than Luigi

  • That it to was cool

  • So your saying that Peach exploits the proletariat in order to gain a castle to satisfy her Bourgeoisie hunger

  • Ad bigging

  • I'm digging the intro!!

  • I made a Mario Maker level all about falling.

  • I beat the whole story mode just for trash at the end. That female toad has got to go off her job here she’s not a chief! She’s brilliant but trouble’s.
    Green toad you are right


  • Me and my friend made a boo house (quer) that is VERY hard. I'll try to find the code

  • Matpat: I'm gonna make a wholesome video about money and castle's!
    Toad-et- Hold my coin

  • Ruining your childhood since 2011?

  • Game theory I made my own theory about yoshi he is the main character not Mario ( look at the yoshi games)

  • Wait mr aizawa?!?!

  • What's the yellow all about

  • There’s a new channel 1:03 yellow segment

  • Mr.eraser and undodog have Been appeared in Mario maker 1

  • I wanna see a mario game where toads protest against peach and then the whole child-friendly theme goes to pot and…. sorry, I went too far

  • the toads should have a worker revolution and become comrades.

  • 1W3-T02-R1G I made this level and would love if you played it! If you do, read the description.

  • Mr.Eraser:Mario I'm gonna say the n-word

    Mario:A-no!Don't a Do it!



  • i would like to say RIP to “the smartest show in gaming”

  • 15:52 | In Todets PlaMING

  • 14:00 I thought you were leading up to the toads being enslaved lol

  • New into ooo Fancy Snashy

  • I'm sorry. I will never like the new intro over the old one.

  • And to know that your last Mario theory was that Toadette would become queen…

  • Wait, you DO see the inside of peach’s castle. In the first Paper Mario game. You see mostly everything

  • That intro is lit!!!

    EDIT: And the anime cutscene skit!

  • i love these new vid formats

  • The gold coins would be close to a 1.1 ratio with British pounds though

  • That went depressing pretty quickly

  • I love game theory

  • HES DRACULA!!!!!!!

  • I liked the voice!

  • All games are opposite

  • U disappointed me mat pat

  • Terrible 2s are just around the corner

  • i dont know what payment doking means im 10

  • Though shipping containers can be bought for about 6,000-10,000 dollars each so could get about 2 of them in the real world for that 20,000 including the electrical and plumbing, the land more expensive then that

  • Wait, "ruining your childhood since 2011" I'm born on 2011,so he's been ruining since I was born.

  • 1XP 6LW YTF

  • Hi matpat maybe this is towddets atemt to overthrow peach in an unfortunate housing accident.

  • Do any level created by alpharad
    Or I will unsub
    Okay maybe not but u get my point

  • My Name is Dennis lol how random

  • It’s time for a Communist revolution in the Mushroom Kingdom

  • Who’s Karl Marx in the Mario universe?

  • Dude, that's like the size of an apartment in China, no wonder they're protesting. My 1 bedroom apartment is bigger than that and all I have is a bed, a big screen TV and a cat.

  • I’m scream laughing. As a union carpenter this is my favorite episode ever of game theory. I can relate to “if we’re kidnapped we still would get docked pay” and “I blame the union” made me absolutely cackle.
    Also: this actually happens irl.

  • So but for example the glass… maybe glass has a higher value in the mushroom kingdom. Maybe some other educts are more costly… this doesn’t help us at all :/

  • matpat is a commie lel

  • Hey now how can you forget the Undo Dog from Mario Paint???? i love that throwback. Also makes you wonder if this is the reason the castle keeps getting destroyed or re-built in all the games

  • My mario maker level: DM3 C43 34G

  • 12:00 The sad thing is that people in Hong Kong actually does live in apartments that small, and it's FrEaKiNg ExPeNsIvE! Aka, if you only have 20000 US dollars as a budget, you are guaranteed to fail in finding a place to live here.

  • I guess it's also possible that there's a lot of resources and land available, so the prices for housing stuff in the Mushroom Kingdom is super low… I don't know tho

  • My level ID is WNF-135-YNF

  • Sorry, but if your name is Dennis your most likely to be a menace

  • What's next?? Mario Maker Communism

  • Its socialism time

  • Miyamoto: Who's going to vilify Mario characters at 3 am?
    MatPat: Oh boy 3 am!

  • mat on the world usaually becomes theorist

  • so you are telling me they are amazon? underpaid workers and a hate for the union

  • Roses are red
    I pay a fee

  • You don't know the Undo Dog from Mario Paint?

  • It's UndoDog from Mario Paint

  • And that people is the reason I hate princess peach

  • Alternate Title: Game Theory: Toad's Communist Uprising! (Super Mario Maker 2)

  • but how do they get the space still?

  • 12:53 I died of cringe

  • I freakin love how it says “ruining your childhood since 2011”

  • Mat pat: includes fort nite in title
    Literally everyone here: FBI OPEN UP

  • My question about this franchise is how come there is no games recently with Daisy involving where she's in Peach's shoes. Yes Princess Peach is a big role in the main plot line but Daisy has interesting character traits that should be explored

  • Here is a cool undertale level I found. The code is H3P 6JT LSG

  • But you're converting into american currency, while the games are made in japan. You should have converted to yen.

  • "i blame the union" OH MY GODDD HDGDGFSGS

  • I think it's time for a communist uprising again

  • Mario got ripped off on that castle. Their economy must be doing horribly.

  • Code: Yogangang/skitit lhes yo
    Skrr skrr, erlâla

  • Forget about the thing about Mario being mental! Toadette is more mental then him!

  • regi in pokemon regi of nitendo

  • Did MatPat ever stop to consider how much of this Peach actually knew about?

  • How many of you noticed the v-nickel wheat penny and buffalo nickel?

  • I mean stained glass could be wildly expensive in this world. I would build the cost off of the foundation, because you have to ask which would make more sense; this stained glass is wildly expensive or, a foundation for a stone structure only cost $100? So do some pixil measurements and determine the material, the required depth and you'll get an estimate on material at least.

  • 1:01 The Fnaf plush I the corner moves bye itself! Matt what are you thinking!!!

  • But toad sucks

  • Plot twist: toadette paid the dog to erase the castle to torture everyone she knows

  • I never thought mario maker would make a reference to an abusive employer and employee relationship

  • Wait why was there yellow on the game theory sign in the intro? What did I miss.

  • 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

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

  • The toads need to unionize

  • Sadly I have no nintendo online

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