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Booksquirm 4.pngMario Party 4
Top100Booksquirm.pngMario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-player minigame
Music Loud and Sweet

Booksquirm is a four-player minigame in Mario Party 4. It is also included in the minigame compilation title, Mario Party: The Top 100.


A book is shown opening, then the four players jump onto the page. The words in the book are arranged in incomprehensible structures, comparable to lorem ipsum text.


Pages of the book will begin to turn (fall), so the players must find holes in the pages to avoid being flattened. Players can share a hole. As time goes on, the pages will turn much faster, and the number of holes in each page will decrease. This process continues until one character is left standing. If the last players remaining get flattened at the same time, the game is a draw.

There is also an unlockable version of Booksquirm, called Challenge Booksquirm, which can be earned by playing the original Booksquirm in a party, and can then be selected in the Extra Room. It challenges players to see how many pages they can last until their character is squashed. If the player manages to surpass 15 pages, a Goomba Plate is placed in the Minigame Room.

The player can also win at Challenge Booksquirm by managing to pass through 99 pages.[1]


  • Control Stick – Move

In-Game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Avoid getting flattened by the pages! Find a hole in the falling page and position yourself so you fit through to the next page!"
  • Advice"Look for shadows in the falling page to find the passage to the next page."

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぱらぱらブック
Parapara bukku
Pattering Book
Spanish El mamotreto The huge object
French Serre-Livre Bookend
German Druckerpresse Printing Press
Italian Attenti al libro Book attack

Challenge Booksquirm[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チャレンジぱらぱらブック
Charenji parapara bukku
Challenge Pattering Book
Spanish El pesado mamotreto The annoying huge object
French Serre-Livre Extrême Bookend Extreme
German Druckerpresse Plus Printing Press Plus
Italian Sfida col libro Book challenge


  • Its name is a pun on the word "bookworm", a term used to describe a person who reads a lot of books.


  1. ^ "Nahoc". (December 24, 2012). "[TAS Booksquirm - 99 Pages (Mario Party 4)"]. YouTube. Retrieved January 14, 2016.