informa
1 MIN READ
News

Super Mario Galaxy's planets wouldn't work so well in real life

Students at a British university have put together a fun paper centered around the Super Mario Galaxy universe, stating that most of the planets presented in the game series would simply explode in real life.
Newsbrief: Students at a British university have put together a fun paper centered around the Super Mario Galaxy universe, stating that most of the planets presented in the game series would simply explode in real life. This is due to the "the severe imbalance of gravitational pressure they would be exposed to given their modest size," claim the University of Leicester students. Figures were calculated using distances based off how quickly Mario can navigate the circumference of most of the planets, and using the same surface gravity measure as Earth (given that Mario seems to fall back to the ground at the same speed on all the planets as he does on Earth.) The tiny planets in the Super Mario Galaxy games would simply not have enough mass to balance and stabilize the gravitational pressure, argues the paper. It's a fun little read if you have a spare 10 minutes.

Latest Jobs

Manticore Games

San Mateo, California
8.23.22
Senior Software Engineer - Mobile

Sony PlayStation

San Diego, California
6.23.22
Sr. Online Programmer

The Walt Disney Company

Glendale, California
8.1.22
Associate Marketing Manager - Walt Disney Games

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
8.26.22
Accessibility Design Researcher
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more