Secret of the Haunted Books

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Secret of the Haunted Books
Secret of the Haunted Books.png
Location Big Boo's Haunt
Mission # 3
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Secret of the Haunted Books is the third mission of Big Boo's Haunt in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The mission's objective is to reach the end of the library on the second floor of the haunted house.


The player has to make their way up to the second floor of the haunted house, enter the second door from the left, and make their way to the end of the library. When the player walks through the library, several Bookends fly off the shelves and hurt the player character if they come into contact. At the end of the library is a bookcase blocking the path with three books popping out. The player has to hit these books in the correct order (top, bottom, center) in order for the bookcase to move. Inputting the wrong order has a Bookend attack the player, and the code resets. Behind the bookcase is a door leading to the Power Star.

In the original N64 version, the player can reach the Power Star through the room on the far left of the second floor if they time Mario's jumps correctly. In the DS version, the platform with the Power Star is closed off with a glass panel, likely to prevent making it easy to reach it with Luigi's higher jumps.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほんだなオバケの ナゾ
Hondana obake no nazo
Mystery of the Bookshelf Ghost
Chinese 书房密室[1]
Shūfáng Mìshì
Secret Room of the Study
French Secret des livres hantés Secret of the Haunted Books
German Löse das Bücherei-Rätsel! (SM64)
Die verwunschenen Bücher (SM64DS)
Solve the Library Puzzle!
The Enchanted Books
Italian I segreti dei libri posseduti The Secrets of the Possessed Books
Korean 책장유령의수수께끼
Chaekjang yuryeong ui susukkekki
Mystery of the Bookshelf Ghost
Spanish El secreto que guardan los libros The Secret That the Books Keep


  1. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.