Book It!

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Book It!
Book It MPDS.png
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Initial record 1'00"00
Music Into the Fairy Tale

Book It! is a 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on the expression "book it!", which means to run quickly.


In this game, the player and their partner must reach the top of a large stack of books.

To do this, the player must press A Button, B Button, Y Button, and X Button in the aforementioned order as quickly as possible to lift up their partner; after two cycles, their teammate must then do the same. The first team to reach the top wins.


  • A Button B Button Y Button X Button – Move partner

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Race up the stairs with your partner by taking turns pressing the noted buttons to lift your partner, then to shift him or her to another platform."
  • Tips"Reduce your time by doing your part at just the right time. Watch the action closely so you can make a smooth trade-off each time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼってブックレース
Nobotte Bukku Rēsu
Book Climbing Race
Spanish Leídos Readed
French Mots et Merveilles Words and Wonders; pun on promettre monts et merveilles, which means having high promises.
German Bücherturm-Team Book Tower Team
Italian Monte Libro Book Mountain
Portuguese Puxa-Livros Pushing books
Korean 책 등반 레이스
Chaek Deungban Reiseu
Book Climbing Race