Go on a Ghost Hunt

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Go on a Ghost Hunt
Big Boo's Haunt Star 1
Location Big Boo's Haunt
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
Boss(es) Big Boo
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Go on a Ghost Hunt is the first mission of Big Boo's Haunt in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. Its objective is to defeat all the Boos on the first floor of the haunted house.


In order to collect this mission's Power Star, the player has to defeat the five Boos on the first floor followed by the Big Boo that appears after the other Boos are defeated. These are the locations of the five Boos:

  • Two are found either at the back entrance room or in the second door to the left. The player can use the nearby Vanish Cap (or Luigi's Power Flower ability in the DS version) in the room to enter through the portrait or wait for the Boos to approach the player.
  • One is found in the left room in the back.
  • One is found in the right room in the back.
  • One is found either in the door across the falling bridge or in the door to the right in the lobby.

Once the five Boos are defeated, the Big Boo appears in the lobby. The Big Boo acts like the other Boos, but it takes three hits to defeat him. Once the Big Boo is defeated, the Power Star appears on the second floor and a staircase rises, allowing the player to collect it.

During this mission only, whenever the player character defeats a Boo, it delivers the message "Ghosts...don't...DIE! Heh, heh, heh! Can you get out of here...alive?" After the last Boo is defeated, it sends a different message: "Boooooo-m! Here comes the master of mischief, the tower of terror, the Big Boo! Ka ha ha ha..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おやかたテレサを さがせ
Oyakata Teresa o sagase
Seek Big Boo

Chinese 马力欧猎鬼记[1]
Mǎlìōu Lièguǐ Jì
Story of Mario Hunting Ghosts

French Cherchez le Big Boo (Super Mario 64)
Safari fantôme (Super Mario 64 DS)
Look for the Big Boo
Ghost Safari
German Gehe auf Geisterjagd! (Super Mario 64)
Geisterjäger (Super Mario 64 DS)
Go on a Ghost Hunt!
Ghost hunter
Italian A caccia di fantasmi (Super Mario 64 DS)
On the hunt for ghosts
Ghostbuster; lit. "Ghosts-catcher"
Korean 부끄짱을찾아라!
Bukkeu Jjang eul chajara!
Seek Big Boo!

Spanish Cazafantasmas
Ghost Hunter


  1. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.
  2. ^ 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 978-8893674362. Page 88.