- Jun 3, 2018
Shy Guy is a character that serves as an obstacle in the Famicom game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic where they were a minion of the nefarious King Wart. American and European audiences may remember him better as a mook in the game Super Mario Bros. 2 (also known as Super Mario Bros. USA in Japan). They've gone on to serve as a loyal subject to Kamek the Majic Koppa in the Yoshi's Island series. Shy Guy is also always ready for parties or tennis. They've also seem to have a variety of sub-species.
Why?:Shy Guy is the second biggest piece of iconography in the Yoshi's Island series being heavily featured on several boxarts and having a perfect attendance record. Given that the Yoshi series has a consistent presence on Nintendo's consoles it could be argued its underrepresented in Smash Bros. Like his Mario enemy counterpart, Piranha Plant, there is a variety of Shy Guy variants that could be used to develop a moveset. This includes (but not limited to):
Stilt Guy- uses stilts
Boo Guy -uses bombs
Pyro Guy - equipped with fire
Zeus Guy - manipulates electricity
Glide Guy- uses an umbrella to float
Snifit- fires a projectile
Ghost Shy Guy-&Spear Guy Uses a spinning spear attack
Needless to say a lot of moveset potential here.
What's his playstyle?:Given the amount of long ranged moves here a lightweight zoner playstyle seems to make the most sense. Big Body may also make sense to emphasize the character's protective mask and general well...shyness.