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

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

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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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57 Responses

  1. Dark Megumin says:

    Its confirmed! balls are the strongest weapon in Mario tennis aces, including… Some other type of balls…

  2. Goldie Tamamo says:

    So the Chaos Serve does exist…

  3. Shrey Sharma says:

    Make a video on Petscop please two new ep were released…. Love your Nintendo videos btw

  4. TheCoffee Cup says:

    So you can either be
    Nintendo’s side:
    Agree that Mario is strong
    Theorist side:
    It is impossible to hit a very fast tennis ball

  5. Dark Sans says:

    Break the sound barrier, break the racket

  6. babby pat says:

    At the beginning I was just hoping that Wario would start singing
    “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
    Is this where it gets me
    On the court
    Mario ahead of me?”
    But no
    Don’t make the Hamilton reference
    It’s fine

  7. DigiPWin says:

    Yo, Matpat, at 10:39 you had a slip of the toung – it’s square centimeters, not cubic centimeter.

  8. rodos stan says:

    You know how bad I’m at tennis?…One time I tried to hit the ball I somehow got it stuck at that hollow part under the racket.

  9. Swag Beans says:

    Mat pat likes balls…2 different kinds

  10. Ali F says:

    Im a simple man i see a matpat video

    I click

  11. Billy James says:


  12. Green x Lady says:

    To whoever’s interested, there is a blog on the Internet called ‘What If’ by Randall Munroe which taps further into that last question: Just what would happen exactly to the ball at this speed? In that blog he talks about baseball and the ball travelling at 90% of the speed of light but I think the outcome would be similar. I highly recommend you read it if you want to know more about wacky science questions.

  13. RockStarDude16 says:

    Matpat I Think That The Company That Is Making The Rackets In Mario Tennis Aces Are Deliberately Making The Rackets Easy To Break Because When You Look At The Image In Game It’s A Clean Cut Where The Racket Breaks And If It Snapped It Wouldn’t Snap So Cleanly So I Think The Company Making The Rackets Are Illuminati 😉

  14. Natalia Szmil says:

    So Adventure time just ended,
    Could you please make a theory on Adventure time’ s timeline???

  15. Grant Gryczan says:

    Remember when Mat made theories based on actual storylines and lore?



  16. atlantisneon says:

    Looking at the pictures of the rackets breaking apart and at their shape, I think it is more likely that the Rackets are made from wood. A little research shows that Ash is a fairly common wood that is used to make wooden rackets, it has a shear Strength of 10 MPa.

    Secondly, the racket acts as a lever. In this case I would treat it as a Cantilever. I don’t have the expertise to count pixels and compare, but for sake of argument lets say the racket is 72 cm, this falls in regulation size and judging from the screen shots the racket is about 1/2 the size of Mario, it also makes for easier math. The “sweet spot” for a tennis racket can vary, how ever, if we assume that it is 1/4 of the way from the top of the racket and that the top of Mario’s hand is 1/4 from the bottom that would mean we have a cantilever with a length of 360mm.

    To find the force exerted on the racket at the top of Mario’s hand we use (Force*lengthFromOrgin)/CrossSection = (65N*360mm)/740mm^2 = 31.622N/mm^2 = 31.622 MPa

    Meaning the 65N the ball generates is about 3 times the force needed to break a racket made of Ash wood. Of course an actual racket would be made of laminated wood, for which I could not find a shear strength of and would vary greatly anyway depending on the adhesives used. Then again, it is 3am, I may be wrong about all of that.

  17. Daniel Ayala says:

    No matpat I can’t show this to my teacher because you made to many Luigi bulge jokes

  18. Coco { WorthyCoco } says:

    MatPat Please Pleaseeee make another Gravitty Falls Theory.
    In the new book they made ( Lost Legends ) Theres a coded sign who says BILL LIVES ( no joke ) go look it please

  19. Carla Houston says:

    Hey The Game Theorists

    Tap me


  20. SlimeSan says:

    *One For All Full Cowl: Tennis Style!*

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