Donkey Kong is DOOMED! | The SCIENCE of... Donkey Kong Barrels
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Donkey Kong Country uses a lot of over the top antics in it's gameplay. One of the most iconic of those things being the classic Donkey Kong Barrel Cannon. Now when I look at something crazy in a video game, I want to know if that thing would really WORK! Today Austin is going to do just that! Will Donkey Kong and company blast off into adventure or will they fall short and fall to their DOOM? It's time to find out!
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  • what'sthisaboveme?

    Game theory i need answers. I got something I've been wondering for a while. I only played the first 3 Dk country games. I never had the chance to play anything after. This will get lost in the comments anyways so this won't matter In Dk country, what if donkey kong was the real villain and king k rool is the real hero. Why are the animals that are not crocodiles after the kongs? In the first game DK defeated the queen bee which caused the king bee to have his revenge in the 2nd game. The bees in the 3rd game seems to be robots, what happened to all the bees from the first 2 games? Is it because they don't want to work with k rool after the king and queen bee were taken out by the kongs or is it because they were on the verge of extinction?? What about the necky bosses in the first game? They were never seen again, so it seems that a mini necky from the first game wanted to avenge the big necky bosses from the first game, changing his name in the process. They weren't seen again after the 2nd game. Different types of animals weren't seen again including the animals in the water. How did this started? With a missing pile of bananas in DK cave, why did DK go through the trouble to take out the other animals just to get his hands on the bananas, even the bosses who had big piles of bananas just like DK, did those banana piles belong to DK which is why DK went after them as well? If that's the reason then does that mean that he keeps all the bananas in a cave which has a risk of getting rotten or if it isn't and it belong to those bosses then why DK would bother them anyways. King k rool took the bananas from DK which lead to DK destroying anything that gets in his way. Even monkeys from those games were against the kongs. After the first game the animals on the island saw that DK was a problem which is the reason why K rool kidnapped DK, after the 2nd game this time K rool kidnapped diddy kong as well.

  • Back Of The Bus
    Back Of The Bus

    what's the name of the song at the beginning of the video?

  • Alex Theo
    Alex Theo

    How js 1.77/0.66=26

  • tiberius staicu
    tiberius staicu

    insert godzilla vs kong reference here

  • Anthonywsmithjr

    Hey Game Theory how strong is Donkey Kong

  • Maxinator Prime
    Maxinator Prime

    Hoped he'd use a bannana for scale

  • Jorge Celis
    Jorge Celis

    Tenes caspa....

  • The Creative Type
    The Creative Type

    “AND IT’S THIS” The respawn barrel drops in. Me: I think you’ve got the wrong barrel there, pal.

  • iZePlayz

    Could you please use km/h instead of m/s

  • KingHD

    And then there's chunky! He's dead... *CHUN-KY! CHUNKY'S DEAD!*

  • film theory
    film theory

    People move from Australia to the USA that is far

  • Henry Patter
    Henry Patter

    To be honest, this series should be renamed debunking game physics w/ Austin while watching him scream and shout at how yoshi is better than Link, while listening to classical/baroque/whatever music.

  • Hacksaw Hamster
    Hacksaw Hamster

    Remember when Austin could swear

  • Mr. Noky
    Mr. Noky

    Sooo What is the lenght of a floating banana ? Do I have to snort ape powder to find it ?

  • TableTopToast23

    I love the fact that he starts off by creating a new Google doc every time

  • Vulkandrache

    It escapes my understanding how 1.7 divided by 0.66 comes out to 26. Would that not be 2.6?

    • Kasha Mill
      Kasha Mill

      Is mir auch aufgefallen, jetzt will ich dass er es sieht xD

  • Mitsurugi2424

    4:00 What is that music? I know it's not, but It makes me think of the flute in Imaginary Places by Busdriver

  • Mitsurugi2424

    You know we have gone to far with political correctness when Austin has to say "goshity dangity darnity"

  • Annie Andersson
    Annie Andersson

    Sorry I'm a bit late to the party, but am I missing something? At 5:20, he says 1.77m and 0.667s makes for 26.5 m/s. This, to me, seems completely wrong given that 0.667s x 10m/s is 6.67m, far longer than the 1.77 he measured. I think our dear Austin is out by a factor of 10, and it should be 2.6 m/s; much more unimpressive.

  • YB FriendlyStrawberry
    YB FriendlyStrawberry

    Woah, what crazy barrels

  • GVO Series
    GVO Series

    Unfortunately, any video that isn’t a MatPat commentary, doesn’t do well usually

  • Paul O'Reilly
    Paul O'Reilly

    5:16 ??? 1.77m/0.667s ~= 2.652m/s NOT 26.52m/s This then means the acceleration is (2.652m/s)^2/(2×1.5m) ~= 2.344m/s^2

  • Jake thepro7890
    Jake thepro7890

    why is he using the minecraft nether update teaser trailer i mean i love that song but why

  • Angelina Vald
    Angelina Vald

    Hello matpat, probably won't see this but there's a game nobody can figure out! It has an incredible life even I can't understand, and Im wishing you could figure out! It's in roblox called : de pride isle sanitarium, if you want to see if it's actually good here's a video of the trailer!:

  • Michael Schroeder
    Michael Schroeder

    This is my fav game theory episode.

  • Jexious


  • Richard Martin
    Richard Martin

    Am I crazy, or is there not drop off in this game already? If so, does that mean that gravity in these games is variable (lower when shooting out of the barrel) ? Or did Austin do math wrong (perish the thought)?

  • Zack Donat
    Zack Donat

    AND THEN THERE'S CHUNKY!!! he's dead

  • Zachari Sincennes
    Zachari Sincennes

    2:11. If human cannonballs "existed," why do they no longer exist?

  • Matthew Johnston
    Matthew Johnston

    I kinda miss when you were allowed to cuss.

  • Alex Anderson
    Alex Anderson

    all I got from this was that you ruined human cannonballs for me

  • Kavious Hart
    Kavious Hart

  • Zion Marquez
    Zion Marquez

    Do the forest

  • Steven Marchant
    Steven Marchant

    Haha monkey go fast

  • Jacob Gardner
    Jacob Gardner

    Hey, I know its a touchy subject for some; but I really wanna see Austin figure out cyberpsychosis from cyberpunk. Most of his fallout videos were super cool and I was just curious if implants can literally fry your brain or drive you crazy. Food for thought.

  • aqua_bro

    Game Theory Idea: What would a woman need to become a real life Lara Croft Tomb Raider. I mean education, estimated amount of money, physical training, actual places to discover and explore, would be a good archeologist while shooting everything and everyone while running through ancient ruins?

  • A Rat
    A Rat

    Hi your theory is really good and all but when you do it based on mario and minecraft it KINDA traumatizes my brother, it's just that my brother always thinks his own way does his own thing and he has autism

  • Mystery Dusty
    Mystery Dusty

    I miss the Austin that screamed so much he broke his voice after every letter

  • Bernadette Patience
    Bernadette Patience

    Mario is not. EVIL😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡🤬🤬😠😠😡🤬🤬😡😠😡🤬🤬

  • Cres Moon
    Cres Moon

    anyone else miss Austin saying "God Damn" ?

  • MoKuZai


  • jamcdonald120

    no, no, austin, power is mass*accelaration/time^3!

  • Brandan -
    Brandan -

    Where mat pat?? Who dis

    • This World Is An Illusion
      This World Is An Illusion

      This is Austin. Mat Pat still makes videos and his have green letters in their thumbnails, while Austin's have blue letters in theirs.

  • Momente din viața lui Sensei
    Momente din viața lui Sensei


  • Kristin Trevathan
    Kristin Trevathan

    Do a movie theorists 😃😃

  • Everything 'Round With Pablo!
    Everything 'Round With Pablo!

    Can you please make a theory about the Catastrophe Crow Alternate Reality Game?


    I love science

  • Henry Brown
    Henry Brown

    I play Donkey Kong on the first Super Nintendo that had a Donkey Kong

  • Rashod Lamar
    Rashod Lamar

    But i do love watching

  • Rashod Lamar
    Rashod Lamar

    Why debunk a video game its for fun not ment to be so literal.

  • Gabriel Gutensohn
    Gabriel Gutensohn

    I like that you played tritsch tratch polka its such a good instrumental and song

  • Marcha_

    This is the only show on this channel I watch.

  • cris dlcruz
    cris dlcruz

    Game theory the timeshare of youtube channels

  • Obsidian2007

    But have you considered? *MONKE*

  • Jamie C
    Jamie C


  • KiraComments-CHCA

    Minecraft's boat is even weirder than its lava, even on servers. First of all the more you jump on the boat the more momentum you gain and the more momentum you gain the harder you fall somehow and then you die if you gain too much. On servers, standing or jumping on the boat is considered flying -_- anybody want to explain that, I keep getting kicked off the server because I'm standing on a boat -_- it's ridiculous and asinine

  • Laura Saltman
    Laura Saltman

    Plz stop go back to your own channel

  • Lpsgenerationtv Lpsgenerationtv
    Lpsgenerationtv Lpsgenerationtv

    don't call yoshi stupid lol

  • Maniac536

    This needs to be required viewing for the Universal Studios designers that are about to build donkey Kong country for reals

  • add101iscool

    Matpat can you make a video on how strong DK is. I mean in donkey Kong country returns he literally punches the moon and moves it.

  • Zeldaboy

    I really miss the days when Austin could swear.

  • Andy Jones
    Andy Jones

    Isent that eligle

  • Andy Jones
    Andy Jones

    Wate why do you have matpats logo and something near His username?

  • Javier Alvarenga
    Javier Alvarenga

    Try to find somtjing in among us that doesn't make sence.5:20

  • Lukas Reimer
    Lukas Reimer


  • M4 Bradley with internet access
    M4 Bradley with internet access

    1:57 what i see in my nightmares

  • Merletastic

    Love seeing a new video from you! Any thoughts on Shadowbringers and its weird multi-worlds setup?


    Anybody know what the guitar stock music is called? I gotta learn to play lmao

  • Digioverride

    Lol. X"D I love this. The laugh of madness is the best.

  • Nick Kelley
    Nick Kelley

    Mmmk but John stapp experienced 46 G's and lived to talk about it.

  • Jesse & Rebecca Kino
    Jesse & Rebecca Kino

    All the videos with Austin i skip

  • Victor

    Doesn’t retro studios make the donkey Kong games

  • DK

    WHERS MATPAT!?!?!?!

    • DK

      Fire him ;-; jk Jk JK

    • DK

      There’s only one solution

    • DK


    • This World Is An Illusion
      This World Is An Illusion

      He's making videos with green letters in their thumbnails. Austin has videos with blue letters in theirs.

  • Chardawg

    DK’s literally punched the moon out of orbit, he should be fine

  • Ralnarene

    Is there any chance of checking out the feasibility of a genetically engineered Chocobo?

  • Dwayne Ojugbeli
    Dwayne Ojugbeli

    austin you ruin game theory

    • This World Is An Illusion
      This World Is An Illusion

      You can avoid Austin's videos by looking at the letters of their thumbnails. If they are blue, he's doing them. If they are green, Mat Pat is doing them.

  • java kula
    java kula

    are we still getting a fall out survival series

  • Ginger Gaming
    Ginger Gaming

    Why is he not swearing

  • GiftedContractor

    Why do you use the extra life barrels to represent the cannon barrels? It's driving me nuts

  • Bavarian Banshee
    Bavarian Banshee

    Is anyone going to talk about this background music? Points if you get what it is.

  • Bryan x0x
    Bryan x0x

    Doe's anyone like Austin? I mean ... he Just kinda of boring you know. Ps:( Not to be rude or anything )

    • This World Is An Illusion
      This World Is An Illusion

      Tip: You can avoid his videos by looking at the letters in their thumbnails. If they are blue, Austin is doing them. If they are green, Mat Pat is doing them.

  • Tavian Petrie
    Tavian Petrie

    Hi Austin, I'm not sure you read the comments often but I wanted to see if it was worth looking into the newest Minecraft update which adds Vibrations and more importantly a set time for the speed of "sound" which is about 20m/s which is drastically slow compared to earth's speed of sound. Of course this means that "sound" travels slower but I'm more interested in what drastic effect this would cause on the life of that planet and if a regular human would even survive in those atmospheric conditions. Have a lovely holiday season! Tavian

  • hector lewis
    hector lewis

    Missed you Austin. WELCOME BACK!!!!!

  • Juragan Dolly
    Juragan Dolly

    so..... austin just created a video for just spitting DK game????

  • asdf asdf
    asdf asdf


  • Toms Meme Centre
    Toms Meme Centre

    This isn’t game theory this is game science make a channel called game science is basically what I’m trying to say

  • Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries
    Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries

    Hey bud. ShoddyCast misses you.


    do rocket league

  • theslayah123

    Why does this have less views than normal

  • Gogogamer11

    Why does Austin do this stuff? Matpat is WAY better

  • Yomsh Money
    Yomsh Money


  • dillweed362

    What is this song at the start

  • Nyperold

    Did... it bug anyone else a bit that the sprite he used to represent the cannon barrels was actually the barrel that contains DK/Diddy/Dixie/Tiny if you got hit earlier? I mean, it's the barrel with the branding, so I suppose it makes sense that he used it, but...

  • Philipp Maurer
    Philipp Maurer

    i'm very sorry to tell you this my guy but you have your comma in the wrong spot. 1.77m over 0.667s equals to 2.652 m/s i plugged that number into the accelleration formula and got 2.344..... m/s^2. sooo reasonable accelleration i guess? i didn't continue the calculations because i was too lazy to do it. I love your videos, Austin. Please don't take this as a personal attack. Please don't hurt my papa Austin. Kind Regards from Austria :)

  • Donovan Art
    Donovan Art

    I'd imagine the math is a bit off because Austin measured Mario's height starting the length from the toes instead of the heels

  • Monke !
    Monke !

    I want some powered monke

  • LEODE1

    I like when he screams

  • Sabrina C
    Sabrina C

    could you do a video on the lava gun or morph-a-ray from Ratchet and Clank? it's one of my favorite games

  • jacob rankin
    jacob rankin

    I’m sad we don’t live in the same city anymore

  • rolando figueroa
    rolando figueroa

    this guy is annoying. you dont need the color letters you know is this guy when the views are low af