Biggest Game Theory Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes, even Game Theory, the show that is hosted by a "doo doo brain". Try to at least give Matthew Patrick some slack.

The Top Ten

1 Game Theory: Why Mario Is Mental, Part 1

Never before in my life, have I wanted to punch someone in the the face. I hate game theory. - nintendofan126

The worst part about this video, MatPat never wants us to forget it. He now mentions it in pretty much every Mario theory he's done since and even outside his channel on a few occasions.

Great list, love his videos. Very interesting. - Alpha101

I don't agree witht he theory at all but he did make a good point in part 2 about mario cheering while stomping on goombas. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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2 Game Theory: Fart Rocket Physics With The Wario Waft-"Wario is practically 10 feet tall."

I've seen the Mario is mental and Wii U videos, and they at least have some point to them. This video is just all mistake. Completely based on mathematical flaws, that leads to one of the greatest mess ups in MatPat's history. He even referenced it in his Mario is communist video, which was a funny reference.

"Mario is nine feet tall and Wario is ten feet tall"

THEY'RE TINY - izayaorihara

Why does he think warioware is taller than samus, when clearly samus is taller than wario.


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3 Game Theory: UNDERTALE - Sans's SECRET Identity!

Undertale and Earthbound are made by different creators. Earthbound belongs to Nintendo. Undertale belongs to Toby Fox. Nintendo has Ness. Undertale has Sans. Nintendo and Toby Fox both have their own copyrights. Undertale has nowhere near the rights to use any of Nintendo's characters. Toby Fox can't make money of of Earthbound characters. Sans being Ness would give Toby Fox a copyright lawsuit. Since Toby Fox is a game developer who actually makes money off of his game, he would HAVE to know that taking characters from other peoples games and putting it into his own games is wrong. In conclusion, SANS CAN'T BE NESS!

He uses a series of references to claim that two completely unrelated characters from two completely unrelated series are the same person. Also, this theory was officially denied by Toby Fox (Undertale's creator) within 2 hours of its publication.

I Hate This Theory. 1.Sans is Not a Kid 2.Earthbound and Undertale Are Similar But Earthbound Characters are NOT in UT

And here is the theory that made the sane half of an entire fandom hate game theory.

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4 Game Theory: Wii U Is The Next Virtual Boy

Wii U + Smash Bros. 4 and Mario Kart 8 = Game Theory was wrong.

He couldn't have been more wrong

He literally complains how the WiiU didn't come bundled with a game, even though it's almost impossible to find one without a game. That would be like MatPat scolded Nintendo for not porting any Sonic the Hedgehog games to the Super Nintendo.

Plus if it is not the game you want, it's COMMON SENSE you have to buy a game! Do you pay for an oven and hope it comes with food? I hope not! - DCfnaf

The video the single handedly destroyed the wii u. All I have to say

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5 Game Theory: How Fast is Sonic the Hedgehog?

He used Modern Sonic's height to scale a Classic Sonic game.
Also, Sonic travels at 321 meters/second. When he side steps in the modern games, he maintains his speed, and also, why does he only go 321? He's so close to the sound barrier...

He doesn't want to. Sonic Booms (breaking the sound barrier) causes EXPLOSIONS. He doesn't want to destroy his home of Green Hill.

Now, you're thinking "He wants to destroy Eggman's bases! He doesn't break the barrier then! ". Wrong. Sonic is also considering his own safety. Have you not seen Scrap Brain Zone?!

I like how he used classic sonic's zone while using modern sonic's height when in Sonic Generations, it's out right obvious that classic sonic is shorter.

Gnoggin debunked this. When Sonic runs up a chain of stories-tall links, he runs several hundred colossal links in about three seconds. There was no life around to harm by causing a sonic boom, and he jumps off a cliff onto it, giving you a clear view of his sonic boom hitting the water.

The main problem with this theory was that when calculating the speed of the two characters, Matpat didn't take into account the fact that World 1:1 is really flat where as Green Hill Zone is full of hills and loops. So Sonic had much further to travel than Mario did.

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6 Game Theory: Why Mario Is Mental, Part 2

1. MatPat stated that there's no Peach toy in the Mario VS. Donkey Kong series. No Peach toy? There is a Peach toy, MatPat. You probably never seen one before.
2. Mario IS A MURDERER! Wait! Maybe, he's not. It's probably the gamers. Yes! We all know the Toads are turned into brick blocks & they die after being smashed into pieces, but let's think about it. Try going through the first level in Super Mario Bros. without smashing a brick block. You'll see that you've murdered no Toads. Now, try again & this time, smash a brick block. You are a serial killer. BUT WAIT! I'm not done here. So, who controls Mario? You! That's right, you! The one that is playing Super Mario Bros. controls Mario & makes him smash brick blocks. Does this mean we the gamers have made Mario a serial killer? Maybe we did, or we didn't. Also, why do we get points for killing a Toad, why do Toads give you two middle fingers after saving them & why does nobody, I mean, nobody, seriously, NOBODY cares about Mario ...more

7 Game Theory: Rosalina is Peach's Mother

Actually stated in multiple sources that "When the game was being developed, the creators were originally going to make Rosalina related to Peach in some way, but ultimately decided against it." This came LONG before his theory, making both videos redundant in the first place.

He bases his theory off the fact that they both have blue eyes and attached earlobes, and claims that the tree from the storybook (clearly a pine of some kind) is the same as the clearly-not-pine seen in the game's ending.

Correction: Peach is Rosalina's mother

Peach and Rosalina WERE supposed to be related in the early version of the game but the idea has been dropped, this means they're not realted anymore so this deconfirm this theory. - DaisyandRosalina

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8 Game Theory: Best Breasts in Gaming


Completely inappropriate

Holy Grail! What the hell was he thinking of? Rosalina?

"Best breasts in gaming? " Oh god, it already sounds cringey. - SansTheComic

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9 Game Theory: The Gender Of Team Fortress 2's Pyro

Valve has always been evasive concerning pyro's gender, often switching from reffering to the pyro as "her", to "he" and sometimes even "it"

Valve has confirmed that there were no female classed in production of tf2. There is even unused audio for meet the pyro that confirms it as male.

10 Game Theory: Why I gave the Pope UNDERTALE

When I saw this video I started cringing and having flashbacks to the "Sans is Ness" episode at the same time. I mean, I like both Game Theory and Undertale, but this is just awful. To be honest, it's fans like these that give good franchises such bad reputations.

It's more likely for Emma Watson to fall in love with me than the pope ever playing this game

This is so wrong, according to hime he gave Undertale to the pope because the games encourages pacifism, that's so wrong because we have Mario and other Nintendo games that have minimal violence what so ever - Hoxton

The Contenders

11 Game Theory: Portal's Companion Cube Has A Dark Secret

He cherry-picks 'evidence' for his theory, even outright fabricating some of it (such as the fact that the Companion Cube screams when it's incinerated; it's a sound the radio makes that he's taken out of context), and jumps to conclusions based on little evidence that contradict established canon. The video just rubbed me the wrong way.

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13 Game Theory: Morph Ball is Lame

Morph ball has many useful applications, it is not just something born out of coding issues.
For example, when a physical force hits a sphere it has to be dead on for it to do any real damage, if it is not then the force will bounce right off.
Morph ball also allows access to bombs and power bombs and traversing surfaces that a magnet can stick to.
Morph ball also allows more mobility, as shown when Samus dodges gandrayda's attack before the fight.

14 Game Theory: Toad's Deadly Secret

I don't agree with a lot of mat pat theories but he is not THAT BAD lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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