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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  • every time he says "our little monkeys" i picture DK all happy and blushing like "yes, das me, i am little monke"

  • 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.

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

  • How js 1.77/0.66=26

  • insert godzilla vs kong reference here

  • Hey Game Theory how strong is Donkey Kong

  • Hoped he'd use a bannana for scale

  • Tenes caspa....

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

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

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

  • People move from Australia to the USA that is far

  • 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.

  • Remember when Austin could swear

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Woah, what crazy barrels

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

  • 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

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

  • 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!:

  • This is my fav game theory episode.


  • 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)?

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

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

  • I kinda miss when you were allowed to cuss.

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


  • Do the forest

  • Haha monkey go fast

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

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

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

  • anyone else miss Austin saying "God Damn" ?

  • ha

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

  • Where mat pat?? Who dis

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


  • Do a movie theorists 😃😃

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

  • I love science

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

  • But i do love watching

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

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

  • This is the only show on this channel I watch.

  • Game theory the timeshare of youtube channels

  • But have you considered? *MONKE*


  • 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

  • Plz stop go back to your own channel

  • don't call yoshi stupid lol

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

  • 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.

  • I really miss the days when Austin could swear.

  • Isent that eligle

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

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

  • bruh

  • 1:57 what i see in my nightmares

  • 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

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

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

  • All the videos with Austin i skip

  • Doesn’t retro studios make the donkey Kong games

  • WHERS MATPAT!?!?!?!

    • Fire him ;-; jk Jk JK

    • There’s only one solution

    • Ohhhhhhhhhhh

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

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

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

  • austin you ruin game theory

    • 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.

  • are we still getting a fall out survival series

  • Why is he not swearing

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

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

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

    • 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.

  • 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

  • Missed you Austin. WELCOME BACK!!!!!

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

  • Hi

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

  • Hey bud. ShoddyCast misses you.

  • do rocket league

  • Why does this have less views than normal

  • Why does Austin do this stuff? Matpat is WAY better


  • What is this song at the start

  • 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...

  • 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 :)

  • 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

  • I want some powered monke

  • I like when he screams

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

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