Book Bash

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Book Bash
Book Bash.png
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type Boss mini-game
Music track Boss Battle
Music sample

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


Mario flying down the hallway.

The minigame is played similar 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 the boss Kamek have a Health Meter. The player has 5 lives while Kamek has 3. The player must use their ink pen to shoot Kamek in the face until he gets inky and cannot see. He will shoot his magic in every direction causing a book to fly down and hurt himself. After that, the player has to avoid the book so they do not get 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 three hits, a giant blue book falls on top of Kamek, knocking him out.


  • +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