Sideshow You is the ticket to… tickets

Do you want to know the secret to earning more tickets in Krustyland? Magnitude has the answer for you. “Pop! Pop!” is exactly what you’ll be doing to the balloons in the game Sideshow You. You unlock the ability to construct this building during the fifteenth part of the Krustyland story line, and it only cost 1,000 tickets to build.

How does it work?

Every eight hours you have a chance to play a balloon popping gaming. Inside each balloon is a random amount of tickets, and if you’re very, very lucky, five donuts. Just because there are eight balloons, doesn’t mean you have an 8:1 shot of getting a donut prize though. If visualizing helps, imagine a box full of hundreds of balloons. Each time you pop three balloons, they are replaced with three balloons from the box. Only a very small portion of the balloons in the box have the donut prize inside of them.

Information in the files suggests that you are guaranteed to win 5 donuts on your 300th game, which may be the only time you can actually win donuts. If anyone has played less than 300 games and has managed to win donuts from this game, please comment.

Sideshow You

RewardOddsPercentage
5 tickets1:540%
10 tickets1:1030%
25 tickets1:2520%
50 tickets1:509%
5 donuts1:1001%

3 thoughts on “Sideshow You is the ticket to… tickets

  1. Probably just coincidence but I’ve found that popping a balloon of a double colour (i.e. popping one of two orange balloons or two blue balloons) often results in a 25 ticket score. Don’t take that as gospel though!

  2. If these percentages are accurate, and you have the same chance of popping any of the balloons at these percentages (e.g., 1% chance of winning donuts on each of the three tries, therefore a .0001% chance of maxing out at 15 Donuts for the prize) then there is actually closer to a 3% chance of winning between 5-15 donuts in any attempt.Breakdown of possibilities follows:

    Try 1Try 2Try 3Total
    555150.008
    5510200.016
    51050.016
    10550.016
    51010250.032
    105100.032
    101050.032
    101010300.064
    5525350.012
    52550.012
    25550.012
    51025400.024
    105250.024
    102550.024
    525100.024
    255100.024
    251050.024
    101025450.048
    1025100.048
    2510100.048
    52525550.018
    255250.018
    252550.018
    102525600.036
    2510250.036
    2525100.036
    252525750.027
    5550600.0036
    55050.0036
    50550.0036
    51050650.0072
    550100.0072
    505100.0072
    501050.0072
    105050.0072
    105500.0072
    52550800.0054
    550250.0054
    255500.0054
    255050.0054
    505250.0054
    502550.0054
    550501050.00162
    505500.00162
    505050.00162
    101050700.0144
    1050100.0144
    5010100.0144
    102550850.0108
    1050250.0108
    2510500.0108
    2550100.0108
    5010250.0108
    5025100.0108
    1050501100.00324
    5010500.00324
    5050100.00324
    2525501000.0081
    2550250.0081
    5025250.0081
    2550501250.00243
    5025500.00243
    5050250.00243
    5050501500.000729
    55D10+5D0.0004
    5D50.0004
    D550.0004
    510D15+5D0.0008
    5D100.0008
    105D0.0008
    10D50.0008
    D5100.0008
    D1050.0008
    525D30+5D0.0006
    5D250.0006
    255D0.0006
    25D50.0006
    D5250.0006
    D2550.0006
    550D55+5D0.00018
    5D500.00018
    505D0.00018
    50D50.00018
    D5500.00018
    D5050.00018
    5DD5+10D0.00002
    D5D0.00002
    DD50.00002
    1010D20+5D0.0016
    10D100.0016
    D10100.0016
    1025D35+5D0.0012
    10D250.0012
    2510D0.0012
    25D100.0012
    D10250.0012
    D25100.0012
    1050D60+5D0.00036
    10D500.00036
    5010D0.00036
    50D100.00036
    D10500.00036
    D50100.00036
    10DD10+10D0.00004
    D10D0.00004
    DD100.00004
    2525D50+5D0.0009
    25D250.0009
    D25250.0009
    2550D75+5D0.00027
    25D500.00027
    5025D0.00027
    50D250.00027
    D25500.00027
    D50250.00027
    25DD25+10D0.00003
    D25D0.00003
    D5250.00003
    5050D100+5D0.000081
    50D500.000081
    D50500.000081
    50DD50+10D0.000009
    D50D0.000009
    DD500.000009
    DDD15D0.000001

    Adding up the percentages of all possibilities with at least one D give you 0.029701
    or roughly 3%

  3. And dropping the possibilities of winning 10 or 15 donuts (though I don’t know how they’d make up the lost percentage) only drops the chances to just over 2.5%.

    If you are only able to win donuts on the very last balloon you pop, an extreme case, but not something I’d put passed EA, dramatically drops the chances down to just over half of one-percent, 0.559%.

    My guess is that, sadly, the last scenario I gave is the most likely.

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