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Smash bros maths (I’ll do my best)

I was watching game theory when I started to question the maths.  How many matches can be generated in the original smash bros?

 

possible matches generated:  22608

possible matches : 12098 

possible matches to see:  6086

 

He did the math for a 4 player match, but he never did 2 or 3.

How many of those fights are the same but just in different slot?

Would a player look at theses arrangements as different fights:

Yoshi – Kirby – Mario – link

Yoshi – mario – kirby – link

Yoshi – link – mario – kirby

Yoshi – link – kirby – mario

*T-T Just realised I might have made a miss calculation, at least I had a go (I have basic math skills dang it). *

 

 

 

2 fighters

144 possible matches generated

12 chances to fight the same character

144-12 =  132

132/2 = 66 + 12 = 78

 

There are 78 possible matches to take part in.

 

3 fighters

 

1728 possible matches generated

Unlike 2v2 this section has an extra variable need  to be  taken into account:

Kirby v Yoshi v link

Kirby v link v Yoshi

To the one person playing that is the same fight.

12 chances to have 3 on the same fighting.

 

what are the odds of being in a 1 v 2 same fight or 2 v 1?

132 for 1v2 and then the same for 2v 1, making the number 264.

 

1728 – 12 = 1716 – 264 = 1452/ 3 = 484 + 264 + 12 = 760 + 484 =  1244

 

1728 possible orders

1244 possible matches

628 possible matches to see.

 

4 fighters

 

I hate this one, for now you have a 1/4 chance of getting the same fight but in a different selection order.

20736 possible matches generated

 

2 v 2 same character  fights nicely fall under 1v 1 rules,

132  possible matches generated

66 possible matches

4 of the same character match can only happen 12 times.

 

How about 1 v 3.

Kirby

Yoshi

Yoshi

Yoshi

 

It applies the same all the 3 fighters rules:

132 possible matches generated

In this case I cant half it due the equation not being the same when flipped.

We double that in case player one wants to play Yoshi v Kirby v Yoshi v Yoshi (272).

extra: (1v1 v2 – Kirby v Yoshi v mario v mario) I have been racking my brain on how to figure this one out!

  1. Kirby – YoshiMario – Mario
  2. Yoshi – KirbyMario – Mario
  3. Mario – MarioYoshi-Kirby
  4. Mario – MarioKirby – Yoshi

4 match’s, 3 different first players, 2 have the same location.

132 possible matches generated

possible fights 78

12 charters, 12 outcomes.

12 charters, 12 outcomes.

132 possible matches generated

possible fights 78

264 + 12 = 420 possible matches generated

possible fights 90

 

20736 – 12 =  20724 -132 = 20592 – 272 = 20320/ 4 = 5080 x 2 = 10160 + 416 = 10576

20736 – 836 = 19900/4 = 4937 x 2 = 9874 + 836 = 10710

90/420

12/12

66/132

132/272

300 + 5080

Answer:

20736 possible matches generated

10710 possible matches

5380 possible matches to see.

 

 

In total the game allows you to do:

 

possible matches generated:  22608

possible matches : 12098 

possible matches to see:  6086

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