Shy Guy Says

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

Shy Guy Says is a 4-player minigame in Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party: The Top 100. The version included in Mario Party: The Top 100 is based off the version in Mario Party. In Mario Party and Mario Party: The Top 100, a Pirate Guy appears on a ship and the players are in barrels connected by rope to a ship, and in Mario Party 2 a Shy Guy stands on a rainbow with a bow and a quiver, with the players being attached to balloons. In the Mario Party: The Top 100 version of the game, the Pirate Guy has its Mario Party 8 appearance. Its name is a reference to the game "Simon Says".


Players have to raise the same color flag as the Pirate Guy or Shy Guy. The Pirate Guy or Shy Guy's flags show the button used to raise that flag. 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 Pirate Guy or Shy Guy eliminates the player from the minigame by using a sword to cut their rope in Mario Party and Mario Party: The Top 100 , or by popping their balloon using a bow in Mario Party 2. In Mario Party and Mario Party 2, the Pirate Guy or Shy Guy will sometimes raise two flags at once, then putting one of the flags away early, while in Mario Party The Top 100, the Pirate Guy will sometimes take out a flag and immediately put it away. When raising two flags at once, the Pirate Guy or Shy Guy can also raise a flag after lowering it and lower the other one. The last player attached to the ship or their balloon wins the game.

In Mario Party 2, a bypassing Lakitu appears, which serves as 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.


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

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!"

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 Shy Guy says
Dutch Commando Shy Guy Shy Guy command
German Fahnen-Wirrwarr Flags Confusion
Italian Tipo Timido Dice Shy Guy Says

See also[edit]


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  • 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.[1]
  • The minigame makes an appearance in a 4koma Mario Party 4-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 like 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.


  1. ^ Mario Party. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 20, 2018.