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Appears in Mario Party 4
Type Story mini-game (Shy Guy)
Time limit 15 seconds per round
Music track Challenge
Music sample

Archaeologuess is the Story minigame of Shy Guy in Mario Party 4. It can be played and unlocked only when Shy Guy's Jungle Jam is completed. The minigame's name is a pun on the word "archaeologist." It is a game of odd-one-out that takes place in an ancient chamber.


In the minigame, the player must determine which shape out of five has one difference from the other four. If a player guesses incorrectly, the shape will fall down and flatten their character. A correct guess sends the shape flying towards the Shy Guy picture in the back of the room. The player wins by getting three correct guesses before their opponent.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Press the switch

In-game text[edit]

  • Shy Guy"One of the five spinning blocks will have a unique shape. Use Control Stick to move under the one block that doesn't match, and then press A Button to hit the switch. Pressing the switch lets you choose that block. You get a point if you're right, but you get crushed if you're wrong. If you can get three points before I do, then you win!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナゾ!なぞ?ブロック
Nazo! Nazo? Burokku
Mystery! Mystery? Block

French Archéo-Logo
Archeo-Logo (pun on archaeologist and logo)
German Forschernase
Brisk Nose
Italian Sfida archeologica
Archaeological challenge
Spanish El templo de Shyndiana
Shyndiana's Temple