Kamek is a recurring Enemy, Boss and Antagonist in the Super Mario games. He debuted as the main antagonist in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (1995) and returned in around 15 Yoshi and Super Mario games including the majority of the Mario Party games and almost all of the Paper Mario games.

Kamek was supposed to be playable for the first time in Mario Kart 64 already but these plans were canceled for unknown reasons and Kamek’s debut as a playable character was many years later in 2012 when he became an unlockable character in Mario Party 9 (2012) and Mario Golf: World Tour (2014)


Kamek from the Super Mario Bros. Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kamek   Developed /Created by  Nintendo
Gameseries: Super Mario Bros.   First seen on:  SNES
First Game: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island   Year first seen: 1995 
Last Game: Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Enemy & Boss      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kamek from Super Mario Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Yoshi’s Island DS (2006)




Kamek in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Kamek is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Kamek


Kamek the Plumber Hater

by Brendan Corris



Updates and Additions in the Kamek Gallery