King Boo's Tricky Tiles

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King Boo's Tricky Tiles
King Boo's Tricky Tiles MP10.png
Appears in Mario Party 10
Type Boss Battle minigame

King Boo's Tricky Tiles is a Boss Battle minigame appearing in Mario Party 10. It takes place in Haunted Trail and pits players against King Boo.

Intro[edit]

The minigame takes place in a graveyard at night. The players are shown standing on stone pillars in a purple lake before the camera pans to the surrounding forest. King Boo is seen moving among the trees, but fades away when the camera focuses on him; suddenly, he pops up right in front of the players, startling them. He waggles his tongue and laughs evilly before the minigame begins.

Gameplay[edit]

King Boo will summon a course made of floating blue and red tiles; the players must navigate the course to reach switches that shine lights on King Boo for damage and points; orange switches are worth one point, while yellow switches are worth three. Players are temporarily immobilized while activating a switch, allowing their competitors to make more progress towards activating the other lights. After all available switches are pressed, the players will return to their starting positions as King Boo summons a new course.

To complicate matters, the course also features a few Boos that disguise themselves as red tiles; anyone who jumps on a Boo will fall into the lake below, losing a point before returning to their starting position. The Boos are shown at the beginning of the round before morphing into their tile forms; additionally, the fake tiles will shake periodically as the players race to the switches.

When half of King Boo's health is depleted, he will let out a roar of anger, and make the courses more elaborate, with more Boos. At the beginning of each round, he will make one of the Boos switch places with a normal red tile before floating up to the screen and taunting the camera, preventing players from seeing the Boos as they morph into tiles.

The minigame ends once King Boo's health drops to zero - the player who lands the final blow gains an additional five points. After King Boo fades away, the result screen is shown with a sum of points, penalties and bonuses. The player with the most points overall wins the minigame.

Ending[edit]

After gaining the last hit, King Boo spins around disappointed and then vanishes before an explosion happens.

Controls[edit]

+Control Pad − Move

In-game description[edit]

"Hop onto the switches to attack with light!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングテレサのせきばんスイッチバトル
Kingu Teresa no sekiban suicchi batoru
King Boo's Tablet Switch Battle
Spanish (NOA) Baldosas luminosas del rey Bú King Boo's Luminous Tiles
Spanish (NOE) Ráfagas de luz contra Rey Boo Flashes of light vs. King Boo
French Dalles dingues du Roi Boo Crazy tiles of King Boo
Dutch King Boo's Vliegende Vakjes King Boo's Flying Compartments
German König-Buu-Huus Felderwirrwarr King Boo's Space Confusion
Italian Interrutto-Re Boo Portmanteau of interruttore (switch) and Re Boo (King Boo)
Portuguese Os Ladrilhos Espectrais do Rei Bu King Boo's Spectral Tiles