Mace Guy

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Mace Guy
Sticker Mace Guy.png
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

A Mace Guy is a Ball 'N' Chain-swinging Shy Guy who first appears in only three levels (Sluggy The Unshaven's Fort, Raphael The Raven's Castle and Ultimate Castle Challenge) in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, as well as an additional secret level (Endless World of Yoshis) in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. The Ball 'N' Chain can hit a Yoshi and damage him. A Yoshi can also eat the Shy Guy, and spitting it turns it into a normal Shy Guy. This also happens if they are frozen with an ice watermelon. While the artwork depicts the flail black with white spikes, the sprite depicts it light blue with yellow spikes. They also appear in Yoshi's New Island.

Although they are called Mace Guys in the English translation, the weapon they are wielding is in fact a flail and not a mace; this stems from a common misconception that any weapon with a spiked ball is a mace, when in fact a mace is a rigid club.

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Yoshi Topsy-Turvy has Mace Guys in 7 missions. All but one are in Chapter Six, and a lone one is in Chapter Five.

A Mace Guy also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The sticker increases the strength of a fighter's weapon by 22 points.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Mace Guy Sticker Mace Guy.png 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