Shy Guy Showdown

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Shy Guy Showdown
Mario Party 5 Shy Guy Showdown.png
Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Duel mini-game
Music Midday Showdown

Shy Guy Showdown is a duel minigame found in the game Mario Party 5, and it returns in 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 object 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 (i.e., a "!" sign, "M" sign, or skip 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. It takes place on a western-themed town. The characters (and the Shy Guy) are standing on an arena, which is surrounded by 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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

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


  • The fake sign that the Shy Guy holds up has the 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.