Flagging Rights

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Flagging Rights
Flagging Rights
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Extras Zone minigame
Initial record 10 points
Music track Challenge!
Music sample

Flagging Rights is a one- or two-player minigame featured only in the Extras Zone in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the phrase "bragging rights." The gameplay and appearance of this minigame are nearly identical to those of Shy Guy Says from Mario Party but with only one or two players (rather than four). This is the only Mario Party 8 minigame to make use of the Nunchuk. The Wii Remote is held on the right side, and the Nunchuk is held on the left.


The scene moves in on the player(s) on a ship along with a Shy Guy wearing a pirate hat. They are both/all wielding red and white flags.


The gameplay is fairly predictable: The player on the plank must raise the flag the Shy Guy commands for as long as they can. When the Shy Guy raises the red flag, the player must raise the Wii Remote. When the Shy Guy raises the white flag, the player must raise the Nunchuk. If the Shy Guy raises both flags, the player must raise both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk. Sometimes the Shy Guy fakes the player out by raising one flag slightly and then raising another or both flags. As time passes, the player has less time to react. If the player misses even one flag, the game ends. In multiplayer mode, the game ends when one or both players miss.


In the one-player version, when the player gets a flag wrong, a different Shy Guy on the ship cuts the rope on the plank the character is standing on, making them fall into the ocean. The Shy Guy then waves at them tauntingly. In the two-player version, as soon as someone loses, the winning player does a victory pose, and the losing player is dragged by the ship by a rope. If both players lose, both will be in the water in a situation.


  • Wii Remote
    • Raise red flag
    • Raise white flag
    • Raise both
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (single player)"Mimic the Shy Guy captain by raising the same flag he does. The first player to raise the wrong flag loses!"
  • Rules (multiplayer)"Don't raise a flag too fast! Watch to make sure you're lifting the correct one, or you'll get dunked!"
  • Hint"There's less time to react in each new round! Be careful!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニューはたあげヘイホー
Nyū Hata-Age Heihō
New Shy Guy Says (lit. New Raising Flags Shy Guy)

French Drapeaux et Pirates
Flags and Pirates
German Flagge zeigen
Flag showing
Italian Bandiere Corsare
Pirate Flags
Korean 깃발들기 헤이호
Gisbaldeulgi Heiho
Raise the Flag Hey

Spanish Gimnasia naval
Naval Gymnastics


  • If two players tie in this minigame in any NTSC version, there will be no music at the ending. This error was fixed in the PAL version.