King Boo's Puzzle Attack

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King Boo's Puzzle Attack
King Boo's Puzzle Attack
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Music Battle with King Boo!
King Boo's Mad!

King Boo's Puzzle Attack is a boss minigame in Mario Party 9.


The camera zooms in on a window outside the tower. The view then enters the tower, where King Boo appears and laughs, and then the items fall from above, followed by the cursors appearing.


The game involves the players trying to line up three or more of the same items to deal damage to King Boo (similar to Bejeweled). The items include Green Shells, Red Shells, Ice Flowers, Fire Flowers, and Thunderbolts. All items are worth one point each except for lightning, which gives the player ten points and takes three points away from the opponents. After losing half his health, King Boo will send a Boo in the playing field to temporarily stun any player's cursor that makes contact with it. Players whose cursors get caught by Boos must shake their Wii Remotes to break free. The player who lands the final attack gets an additional ten points. Whoever has the most points is declared the winner.


King Boo spins and disappears, disappointed, and several Mini Stars appear in Party Mode and Solo Mode.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Line up three or more of the same item to launch an attack on King Boo. Line up lightning bolts for an extra powerful attack!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move the cursor. Press Two Button to select an item, then press up, down, left, or right on +Control Pad to trade places with another item."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングテレサのパズルバトル
Kingu Teresa no Pazuru Batoru
King Boo's Puzzle Battle
Chinese 害羞幽靈王的益智方塊
Hàixiū Yōulíng Wáng de yì zhì fāngkuài
King Boo's Puzzle Squares
French Casse-tête du Roi Boo King Boo's Puzzle
German König Buu Huus Wuselpuzzle King Boo´s Scurry Puzzle
Italian Il Rompicapo di Re Boo The puzzle of King Boo
Spanish (NOA) El Rompecabezas del Rey Bú King Boo´s Puzzle
Spanish (NOE) El puzle de Rey Boo King Boo´s Puzzle


  • This is the only boss minigame to give a final attack worth ten points.