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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
to the real world building cost of a similar sized castle or similar
It could finally reveal the answers
To the secret or Mushroom Kingdom’s
And just how much
Is one gold coin in Mario actually worth
And what is the value of
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
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
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