Mace Guy

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Mace Guy
A Sticker of Mace Guy.
Artwork of a Mace Guy for Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Shy Guy

Mace Guys are rare enemies within the Yoshi's Island series. They appear as a rare variant of a Shy Guy, wielding and swinging a Ball 'N' Chain so as to damage Yoshi. However, Yoshi is able to eat the Shy Guy, spitting it out to turn it into a regular Shy Guy. This may also happen if one is frozen with an ice watermelon. Despite their name, the weapon they wield is in fact a flail rather than a mace. Additionally, while the artwork depicts the flail as black with white spikes, the sprite depicts it as light blue with yellow spikes.

Mace Guys first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, where they appear in only three levels: Sluggy The Unshaven's Fort, Raphael The Raven's Castle, and Ultimate Castle Challenge. They return for one secret level in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3: Endless World of Yoshis. They reappear once more in Yoshi's New Island.

Yoshi Topsy-Turvy features Mace Guys in a total of seven missions. All but one are in the sixth chapter, and a lone one is found in the fifth chapter.

A Mace Guy also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The sticker increases the strength of a fighter's weapon by twenty-two points.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Mace Guy A Sticker of Mace Guy. Yoshi Topsy-Turvy [Weapon] - Attack +22


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 鉄球ヘイホー[1][2]
Tekyū Heihō
Wrecking Ball Shy Guy
German Schwing Guy From "schwingen" (swing) and from Shy Guy "Guy"
Italian Tipo Palla Chiodata Mace Guy


  1. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.
  2. ^ 「ヨッシーの万有引力任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi Banyū Inryoku Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.