Game Guy's Roulette

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Game Guy's Roulette
MP3 Game Guys Roulette.png
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type Game Guy mini-game

Game Guy's Roulette is a rather rare Game Guy minigame found in Mario Party 3.

Gameplay[edit]

The player attempts to pick which one the shell will spot to, wide to narrow and less to more. After that, Game Guy spins the shell around the roulette. If the shell spins into another spot instead of the spot the player picks, the player loses all the coins.

Spaces on the Roulette[edit]

  • Koopa Troopa (green) - Six slots on the roulette wheel, Coins x2
  • Bob-omb (dark blue) - Five slots on the roulette wheel, Coins x4
  • Goomba (brown) - Four slots on the roulette wheel, Coins x8
  • Boo (light blue) - Three slots on the roulette wheel, Coins x16
  • Toad (pink) - Two slots on the roulette wheel, Coins x32
  • Game Guy (red) - Just one slot on the roulette wheel, Coins x64

Expected Value[edit]

Let B be the number of coins bet and observe that there are 21 spaces on the roulette wheel. Then, for each space, the EV is:

  • Koopa Troopa (green) - 2B * 6/21 = 12B/21 ~ 0.5714B
  • Bob-omb (dark blue) - 4B * 5/21 = 20B/21 ~ 0.9524B
  • Goomba (brown) - 8B * 4/21 = 32B/21 ~ 1.5238B
  • Boo (light blue) - 16B * 3/21 = 48B/21 ~ 2.2857B
  • Toad (pink) - 32B * 2/21 = 64B/21 ~ 3.0476B
  • Game Guy (red) - 64B * 1/21 = 64B/21 ~ 3.0476B

By betting Toad or Game Guy constantly, the player can actually, in the long run, triple their coins. On the other hand, the most likely option to hit is the most profitable for Game Guy, with an EV of only around half the amount bet.

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Guy"Place your bet, then make your guess. If the shell stops in the area you chose, your coins will increase according to the odds. If the shell lands in another area, your coins will be mine."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホールーレット
Heihō rūretto
Shy Guy Roulette
German Glücks Guy Gambling Guy