Shy Guy Says

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Shy Guy Says
Shy Guy Says MP.png
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 and Mario Party 2. The version from the original Mario Party is also included in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a reference to the real life game, "Simon Says".


Players have to raise the same color flag as the Shy Guy (which is actually a Pirate Guy in all but the Mario Party 2 versions). 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 all of the players by raising two color flags at once. The last player standing wins. In the Mario Party: The Top 100 version of the game, the Pirate Guy has its Mario Party 8 appearance.

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


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]


Mario Party 4koma - Mario Gets Revenge on Hosts.jpg
  • 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.


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