Book Bash

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Book Bash
Book Bash.png
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type Boss minigame
Music track Boss Battle
Music sample
Kamek: Didn't I send you and your friends off to the middle of nowhere?! What a stubborn bunch you are! I guess I'll just show you your place again!
Koopa Krag: Here, ride this magic book! Fly it all the way to that bully!”
Kamek and Koopa Krag, Mario Party DS

Book Bash is a boss minigame against Kamek in Mario Party DS.


Kamek scolds the player while facing his wand at them, while Koopa Krag gives the player a magic book to help defeat Kamek.


Mario playing the start of Book Bash
Mario flying down the hallway

The minigame is played similarly to Space Harrier, as the player must survive a flight down the hallway while taking out the henchman and avoid running into bookcases that randomly pop out to hit the player by using an ink pen that shoots ink. After getting past the books, the player eventually arrives in Kamek's location. The player and Kamek have a Health Meter. The player has five lives, while Kamek has three. The player must use their ink pen to shoot Kamek in the face until he gets inky and cannot see. He shoots his magic in every direction, causing a book to fly down and hurt himself. After that, the player has to dodge the book to avoid getting hit as well. However, Kamek attacks by summoning books to attack the player and firing magical blasts from his wand. Kamek also has a few defensive moves as well. He can move left and right to avoid some ink blobs, and he can wipe his face to get some of the ink off. After Kamek is hit three times, he is defeated, and the player beats Kamek's Library and gains the fourth Sky Crystal.


A giant blue book falls on top of Kamek, knocking him out. The player then celebrates.


  • +Control Pad – Move
  • A Button – Fire ink blobs

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Survive a flight down Kamek's library hallway, then take on the henchman. Shoot ink blobs at Kamek's face until he's totally inky!"
  • Tips"Flying books and sliding bookcases will keep you on your toes. So keep an eye out for surprises on your way to fight Kamek."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいけつカメック
Taiketsu Kamekku
Kamek Showdown

French Tranches & Tranchées
Slices & Trenches
German Bücherei der Flüche
Library of curses
Italian In Volo tra i Libri
Flying Between Books
Korean 대결 마귀
Daegyeol Magwi
Showdown Kamek

Spanish Tromba de libros
Whirlwind of Books