Shy Guy Says

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Shy Guy Says
Shy Guy Says MP.png
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Music The Wide, Wide Ocean (Mario Party, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars)
That's All of It (Mario Party 2)
Music
Mario Party:

Mario Party 2: Mario Party: The Top 100:

Shy Guy Says is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. In Mario Party, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars, a Shy Guy appears on a boat, and the players are in barrels connected by rope to the boat; in Mario Party 2, a Shy Guy stands on a rainbow with a bow and a quiver, with the players being attached to balloons. The Mario Party: The Top 100 and the Mario Party Superstars versions of the game are based on the Mario Party version, though the Shy Guy wears only a hat instead of a full pirate outfit. The minigame's name is a reference to the game Simon Says.

Gameplay[edit]

Players have to raise the same color flag as the Shy Guy. The Shy Guy's flags show the button used to raise that flag: A Button in Mario Party and Mario Party 2, L Button in Mario Party: The Top 100, and L Button in Mario Party Superstars for white, and B Button in Mario Party and Mario Party 2, R Button in Mario Party: The Top 100, and R Button in Mario Party Superstars for red. Players can choose between raising a red or white flag. If one of the players raises the wrong color flag or does not raise any flag, the Shy Guy eliminates the player from the minigame by using a sword to cut their rope in Mario Party, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars or by popping their balloon by using a bow in Mario Party 2. In Mario Party and Mario Party 2, the Shy Guy will sometimes raise two flags at once, then put one of the flags away early, while in Mario Party: The Top 100, the Shy Guy will sometimes take out a flag and immediately put it away. When raising two flags at once, the Shy Guy can also raise a flag after lowering it and lower the other one. Both of these techniques reappear in Mario Party Superstars. The last player attached to the boat or their balloon wins the minigame.

In Mario Party 2, a bypassing Lakitu appears, serving as a timestamp for the game. If the player does not raise a flag before the Lakitu has gone offscreen, the Shy Guy will pop their balloon.

Controls[edit]

Mario Party / Mario Party 2[edit]

  • A Button – Raise white flag
  • B Button – Raise red flag

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • L Button: Raise red flag
  • R Button: Raise white flag

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • L Button: Raise red flag
  • R Button: Raise white 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."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Raise the same flag that Shy Guy raises! Last one left wins!"
  • On-screen"Raise the same flag that Shy Guy raises!"

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はたあげヘイホー
Hata-Age Heihō
Raising Flags Shy Guy
Dutch Commando Shy Guy Shy Guy command
French (NOA) Maskache a dit Shy Guy says
French (NOE) Maskass a dit Shy Guy says
German Fahnen-Wirrwarr Flags Confusion
Italian Tipo Timido dice Shy Guy says
Portuguese (NOA) Shy Guy Mandou[1] Shy Guy Says
Spanish (NOA) Shy guy dice... Shy Guy says...
Spanish (NOE) Shy Guy dice... Shy Guy says...

Trivia[edit]

Mario gets revenge on hosts of the minigames in Mario Party in Shy Guy Says and Mushroom Mix-Up
  • Shroids from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time use an attack similar to this minigame.
  • An alternate texture for the Shy Guy pirate is present in the game's files but went unused.[2]
  • The minigame makes an appearance in a 4koma Mario Party four-panel gag manga where Mario eliminates the hosts the same way hosts try to eliminate the players.
  • In Mario Party 2, Luigi's flags have a rendering issue that causes them to look as if they are not fully attached to the poles, an issue also present in Yoshi's red flag. Luigi's left wrist is also seen constantly twisting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Party™ Superstars para o console Nintendo Switch - Detalhes de jogos da Nintendo Nintendo Brazil. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Mario Party. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 20, 2018.