Shy Guy Showdown

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Shy Guy Showdown
Shy Guy Showdown from Mario Party 5. It is important to note that Shy Guy is holding a fake out sign.
Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Duel minigame
Music track Battle Wasteland (intro)
Midday Showdown (gameplay)
Music sample
Mario Party 5 (intro):

Mario Party 5 (gameplay):

Mario Party: The Top 100 (gameplay):

Shy Guy Showdown is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party: The Top 100. It was also included as part of a Mario Party 5 demo found on a bonus disc bundled with preorder copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!


The objective of this minigame is to be the first to shoot the ink ball at the opponent. A Shy Guy in the middle of the arena raises a sign, and the player must press the button shown on the sign before their opponent to win. Sometimes the Shy Guy raises a fake sign (a blank sign, "!" sign, "M" sign, or "no" symbol sign). The player should not do anything in this case, or else the ink ball explodes inside the gun, staining the player and making them lose. If the player presses the wrong button on a legitimate sign or if the player presses any button too early, the same result happens.

The setting in this minigame is commonly used for simple Duel minigames, of which there are five. It takes place in a western-themed town. The characters (and the Shy Guy) are standing on an arena with a big white Star with twelve colorful stars surrounding it, which is surrounded by two small houses or buildings.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Press whichever button appears on the Shy Guy's sign.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • A Button/B Button/X Button/Y Button/L Button/R Button: Shoot

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Press the button on the sign that the Shy Guy holds up. Whoever presses the correct button first wins."
  • Advice"The Shy Guy might hold up a fake sign. Don't let him fool you!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Be the first to press the button the Shy Guy shows! You only get one chance!"
  • On-screen"Press the button Shy Guy shows!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はやうちガンマン!
Hayauchi ganman!
Quick Shot Gunman!
Dutch Shy Guys schietpartij Shy Guy's shooting party
French Fines Gâchettes Gunfighters
German Shy Guys High Noon -
Italian Pistolero manolesta Quick hand gunman
Spanish Duelo de paneles Panel Duel


  • One of the fake signs that the Shy Guy holds up has the blue letter "M" usually found on third-party controllers produced during the GameCube's lifespan. Said letter stands for "Macro" and is usually allowed for programmable inputs.