Peek-a-Boo (minigame)

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Peek-a-Boo from Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Music track The Pressure's On
Music sample

Peek-a-Boo is a 1-vs.-3 minigame found in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on "peekaboo," and it takes place in one of the rooms of a mansion.


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. On the Touch Screen, a Boo that looks like the one on the Wanted poster pops out from under the table. The Boo is surprised and hides back under shortly after, beginning the minigame.


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. Both sides' 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 players must find one of the Boos that has the same appearance as the one on the Wanted poster. There is one particular obstacle—namely, objects in the room that Boos can go in to hide from players' eyesight for a moment. If a player taps the wrong Boo, the Boo comes up into the screen, closely blocking off with its face for a quick moment, then moves fast for a moment. After the last Boo is captured, the players count the Boos that they captured. Whichever side gathers more Boos in the minigame wins. Despite there being an odd number of Boos, the minigame ends in a tie if five minutes pass with both sides having the same number of Boos caught.


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

In-game text[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
    • Solo (1 player): "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): "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