Zeus Guy

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This article is about the type of Bandit found in several Yoshi games. For the type of Snifit referred to as "Zeus Guy" in the Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Player's Guide, see Scorchit.
Zeus Guy
Official art of a Zeus Guy
Zeus Guy
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Bandit

Zeus Guys[1] are relatives of Bandits that appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its Game Boy Advance version, and Yoshi's New Island. They are named after Zeus, the Greek god of lightning, possibly due to their ability to charge up balls of energy to attack from a distance.

Zeus Guys are usually found in pairs, charging and firing balls of energy towards Yoshi, with these projectiles traveling quickly in a horizontal straight line, able to pass through walls. While doing this, they slowly inch towards their target, jumping when necessary and breaking any obstacles in their path. Once Yoshi is a short distance away from them, the Zeus Guys would attempt to kick or punch Yoshi, though they would still occasionally charge up and fire balls of energy, especially — but not necessarily — if Yoshi cannot actually be reached (for example, if Yoshi is on the other side of an unbreakable wall, or is standing on a platform right on top of the Zeus Guys). Yoshi cannot swallow them, and jumping on them or throwing an egg at them only stuns them temporarily. To defeat them, Yoshi must freeze and shatter them with a blue watermelon, spit fire obtained from swallowing a red watermelon or a consumable fiery enemy like a Flamer Guy, or use an Anywhere POW. In certain occasions, if Yoshi moves far enough from them, then returns within a certain distance from the Zeus Guys (regardless of whether they respawned in their original location or remained where they are last seen), they can be observed in their default pose and idle animation, shifting back and forth as they have lost track of their target, only resuming their assault if Yoshi moves one step towards them.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 空手のポーズでパチパチと弾を撃ってくる。ふめばしばらく気絶するが、ファイアを使わないと倒せない。[2] (It shoots crackling projectiles at you in a karate pose. If you step on it, it will be stunned for a while, but you can't defeat it unless you use fire.)
  • Player's Guide: Put up yer flame balls! This pugilist sends great balls of fire scorching Yoshi's way. Barbecue, anyone?[1]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): タマゴを当てると後ろに転がり、後続の敵をやっつけることができる。タマゴがないときは舌でつっついて追いやったり、ころがりくんを当てて倒そう。[3] (It is in a karate pose and shoots crackling projectiles. If you step on it, it will faint, but you can't defeat it without fire.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: キックやパンチ、さらに、離れた位置から気功弾を水平に飛ばして攻擊してくる。1回踏んで気絶させ、そのあとヒップドロップをして擊破しよう。[4] (They attack with kicks, punches, and even by sending qigong projectiles horizontally from a distance. Step on it once to stun it, and then Hip Drop it to destroy it.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空手家[2][3] / からてか[4]
Karate Practitioner

German Trouble Guy[citation needed]
Trouble Guy


  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent; Munson, Terry (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 128.
  2. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 8.
  3. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 15.
  4. ^ a b 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 19Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P19.jpg.