The directions for playing this game are simple: Click "Start" to play (and pay 100 neopoints), then aim for any of the six coconuts with your mouse. When you think you have it in the right spot, click to throw the ball. If you positioned it correctly, the ball will hit the coconut and you will get one of the following:
- If you miss it you get no prize!
- If you hit it, but it barely moves, you get 50 of your neopoints back.
- If you almost knock it down, but it just wobbles, you get 300 neopoints.
- If you do knock it over, you get a whopping 10,000 neopoints and an Evil Coconut (see below), which can be worth a LOT of neopoints. You'll also receive the avatar.
- If the coconut explodes, you get FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND NEOPOINTS!!! Note that this is extremely rare so you shouldn't count on it.
This is a game of luck so your result is random; even if you do manage to hit it there is no special technique to knock it down. Also note you are limited to 20 throws per day, so make them count! It is possible to knock down a coconut more than once in a single day if you are extremely lucky.
Here is a complete list of the coconuts you can win by playing this game.
The Flaming Evil Coconut, contrary to appearances, is not obtainable from this game.
Tips & Strategies
To help guide your throw you need to be able to see your cursor; fortunately there is a slightly sneaky way of doing this. ;) Right-click on the game screen, then left-click somewhere outside of it, somewhere in the white space. When you move your mouse back to the game screen, you should be able to see the cursor. You will need to repeat this procedure after every throw, but it will improve your aim tremendously. Try aiming for the bottom or bottom left of a coconut.
Even using this method to perfect your aim, you will occasionally still miss (but it's not rigged, honestly!). Also, try hitting the darker coconuts -- I find they tend to fall over more easily than the lighter coconuts.
Another way to line up your throw is to center your cursor over the first A in "again" on the Play Again button which is available after your first throw. (Thanks to mlggirl for this tip.)
Alternatively, try lining up another browser window with the line of coconuts in order to see exactly where you should aim for. (Thanks to sasquatch292 for this tip.)
Like some other games on Neopets, Ollie makes an appearance at the Coconut Shy stand! After throwing your ball at a coconut, click the right eye of Leeroy the Quiggle (technically his left eye) to make Ollie appear for a short while. I was only able to summon Ollie after Leeroy performed his signature "kick while laughing" taunt, which is not to be confused with his "point while laughing" or "stare unblinkingly while laughing" techniques.
Want to see all the games that Ollie appears in? To The Phantom Orange Shirt Guy article!
Since this game can be so infuriating, most people only play it in hopes of winning the avatar; then once they have it, they stay well away from that creepy Quiggle. Can't say that I blame them...
This game guide was written by: 1337 & Grog