Castle of Big Guy the Stilted

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Castle of Big Guy the Stilted is the World 4 scary castle, appearing in Yoshi's Island DS. The boss of the castle is Big Guy the Stilted, a Shy Guy-operated robot. The player plays as Blue Yoshi in the level. Blue Yoshi uses two fire-proof stilts throughout the level that help it cross the lava. After clearing the level, a cut-scene tells of Bowser and Kamek's plans to take over the world and explains the story of the Star Children.


Yoshi starts the level in a castle area with a Stork Stop, an Egg Block, and some Stilt Guys nearby. A nearby pipe leads to a room where Yoshi must use a pair of stilts to walk across the lava and break a vase containing a key. The player must go back and open the locked door which reveals an area in which Baby Mario must use a Super Star to get to the other door. Here, the player must avoid some Zeus Guys and enter a door which leads to a Stork Stop, a Middle Ring, an Egg-Plant, and a wall of spikes. Beyond the wall is a key which must be used to open a locked door, with the area housing a boss door. In it is Big Guy the Stilted, who can be defeated by knocking him off the platform and ground pounding his head. When the robot is defeated, Yoshi can access the next level.

BOSS: Big Guy The Stilted

Big Guy the Stilted is actually a massive Stilt Guy Robot controlled by hundreds of smaller Shy Guys. Big Guy will slowly walk towards Yoshi as Shy Guys pop out as a resource for eggs. The Shy Guys can either be a Shy Guy, Glide Guy, or a Woozy Guy. To defeat Big Guy the Stilted use the eggs to knock him into the lava and ground pound his head. Do this three times and after the third hit jump off his head and on to the platform (if this isn't done, Yoshi will fall into the Lava with the destroyed Big Guy) and then watch as the machine comes apart and all the Shy Guys controlling it all pop out. Using Baby Bowser for this fight can make it far easier as his fire breath acts as an alternative to egg throwing, has the same result, and he has an unlimited supply of fireballs.

Enemies Encountered

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグたけうまへイホーのおしろ
Biggu Takeuma Heihō no Oshiro
Big Stilt Guy's Castle
German Big Guys Burg Big Guy's Castle


In the background of the castle, it is revealed that this castle is where Shy Guys get all their training (they also train in Yoshi Tower). It appears to be something similar to a school. In the castle, they appear to be taught how to walk with stilts and they are taught about who Yoshi is. It is also here that they grow Piranha Plants. There also appears to be a Drying Room, where the Shy Guys hang their wet clothes and leave them there so they dry. Shy Guys use ladders to travel around the castle, although Yoshi does not get to use ladders.