Shy Guy Says

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Shy Guy Says
Shy Guy Says MP.png
Mario Party.
MP2 Shy Guy Says.png
Mario Party 2.
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-player mini-game
Music The Wide, Wide Ocean (Mario Party)
That's All of It (Mario Party 2)

Shy Guy Says is a 4-player minigame in Mario Party and Mario Party 2. It is set to also be included in Mario Party: The Top 100.

Both Mario Party Advance and Mario Party 8 have similar minigames: Hey, UFO! and Flagging Rights, respectively.


Players have to raise the same color flag as the Shy Guy. If one of the players raises the wrong color flag or doesn't raise any flag, the Shy Guy kicks the player out of the minigame. Sometimes, the Shy Guy will try to trick one of the players by raising two color flags at once. The last player standing wins.

In Mario Party 2, a bypassing Lakitu serves as timestamp for the game - if the player does not trigger his or her flag-raising button before Lakitu has gone offscreen, the Shy Guy will pop his or her balloon. The Shy Guy can also raise a flag after lowering it and lower the other one when he tries to trick the players.


  • A Button (hold) – Raise white flag
  • B Button (hold) – Raise red flag

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Raise the same color flag as the Shy Guy. A Button is white, B Button is red."
  • Advice"The Shy Guy will try to trick you by raising two flags at once, so be careful."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"The Shy Guy will raise a flag, so just raise the same color flag. It's simple, right? The game continues until only one remains."
  • Advice"The sly Shy Guy will try to fake you out. Don't let him fool you. If you let him down, he'll shoot you down."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はたあげヘイホー
Hata-Age Heihō
Raising Flags Shy Guy
Spanish Shy Guy dice... Shy Guy says...
French Maskass a dit Literal translation
German Fahnen-Wirrwarr Flags Confusion
Italian Tipo Timido Dice Literal translation