Peek-a-Boo (minigame)

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Peek-a-Boo from Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Music The Pressure's On

Peek-a-Boo is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on Peekaboo.


In this minigame, the wanted sign on the top screen shows which type of Boo to capture depending on what the Boo is wearing or its appearance. At the touch screen, a Boo that looks like on the wanted box pops out from under the table. The Boo is noticed and hides back shortly after that. The minigame then begins.


The solo player has a larger screen than the other three players to scan for the Boos, while the other three players acquire a smaller screen that browses slower so they have to work together.

The solo player and the other three players' objective is to catch the Boos until there are no Boos in the area. There is an odd number of Boos that the players have to capture lurking in the area. The minigame takes place in some type of mansion and into a room.

There is one particular obstacle, there are objects in that very room that Boos can go in and hide from players' eyesights for a moment. Another challenge the players will face is that they have to find one of the Boos that has the same appearance as the wanted box is shown. If a player taps the wrong Boo, the Boo comes up into the screen closely blocking off with its face for a quick moment and then the Boo moves fast for a moment as well.

After the last Boo is captured, the players count the Boos that they captured. Whoever gathers the most Boos in the game wins. Due to there being an odd number of Boos and there being no time limit, ties are impossible.


  • +Control Pad A Button B Button X Button Y Button – Shift view
  • Stylus – Tap a Boo to catch it

In-game text[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Rules"Tap as many Boos that match the target type as you can. You'll have to shift your view of the floor as you scan the crowd for them."
  • Tips"Your view is much larger than the other team's views. But there are three of them and only one of you!"

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Rules"Tap as many Boos that match the target type as you can. You'll have to shift your view of the floor as you scan the crowd for them."
  • Tips"The single player's view is much larger than your team's views. Fortunately, there are three of you, so divide up the floor for your search!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese さがしてテレサ
Sagashite Teresa
Search for Boo
French Tiens le Bon Boo Have the Right Boo (Pun with "Boo" and "Bout")
German Buu Huu, wo bist du? Boo, where are you?
Italian A Caccia di Boo Boo Hunt
Korean 부끄부끄를 찾아라
Bukkeubukkeu reul Chajara
Find Boo
Spanish Se busca: Boo Wanted: Boo