A bamboo dancer without a stick, in Yoshi's Story
|First appearance||Yoshi's Story (1997)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Party Advance (2005)|
|Variant of||Dancing Spear Guy|
Bamboo dancers, also referred to as limbo guys or limbo Shy Guys, are a subset of Spear Guys that do the Bamboo Dance. While Dancing Spear Guys jump around with spears, bamboo dancers always come in color-coded pairs and dance with limbo sticks. Their stick can trip Yoshis and lower their happiness, so it must be jumped over to avoid damage. During gameplay, one dancer is in the foreground while the other is in the background, making them invincible.
The artwork and sprites for bamboo dancers appear quite differently, as the sprites appear to be wearing yellow face paint and grass skirts in the same manner as Spear Guys, while the artwork depicts one with an unpainted mask and a much less leafy skirt. In addition, their shoes are green in the artwork instead of blue.
Names in other languages
Bamboo Shy Guy
|German||Limbostangen Guy||Limbo Stick Guy|
- Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 113.
- Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 103. "Whenever you come across two pairs of limbo guys, avoid jumping over their poles one at a time."
- "Out came the limbo Shy Guys, who kept the beat, while the Yoshis danced." - Yoshi's Story, Shy Guy Limbo ending quote.
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, Shy Guys trophy (set to English). "There are many types of Shy Guys: they've been known to[...]do the Bamboo Dance[...]"
- Yoshi's Story, Shy Guy Limbo Japanese name and ending quote.
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, Shy Guys trophy (set to Japanese).
- 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ヨッシーストーリー」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Yoshi's Story), pages 96 and 97. Based on the internal name actor_bamboo_heiho.