Kamek's artwork from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
|Games||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island|
Yoshi Touch & Go
Yoshi's Island DS
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)|
“Think I'm letting you get past here? Well, think again! My friend here should help you get your head out of the clouds! Hee hee hee!”
—Kamek, Yoshi's Woolly World
He is also a boss in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sochi 2014 winter).
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Kamek kidnaps Baby Luigi and the Stork and brings them to Bowser's Castle. He is outraged when he discovers he only got one baby, so he dispatches his Toadies so they could find Baby Mario and bring him to the castle. He appears before every boss battle to taunt Yoshi or to warn him to give the baby back. On the last level, he attacks Yoshi several times on his broom and casts spells to turn bricks into minions. After Baby Bowser is defeated, he wings at Yoshi before flying away into the night.
Yoshi's Island DS
In Yoshi's Island DS, he kidnaps various babies all around the Mushroom Kingdom.
Even though he is one of the main antagonists, he is never fought; he instead enlarges other bosses to fight for him. He is afraid of what the Mario Bros will do to the Koopa Kingdom when they grow up, so he tries to kidnap them. He is also afraid of Baby Bowser, next to Yoshi, as Yoshi is an older an capable hero compared to the Mario Bros at this point and currently the greatest threat to Kamek's power.
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Kamek is one of the main villains and is a boss in the game for the first time. Kamek helps the Koopalings in the game using magic. He also is a boss and can turn blocks into enemies. He can also teleport into different places. Later, Kamek was dressed up as Princess Peach to trick Mario and he turned Bowser giant, yet again, but while he was waiting for him to come up from the lava he came up and Kamek got kicked by him. Notably, he is the only Magikoopa in the game.
In Yoshi's New Island, Kamek is a mini-boss in the game for the first time in a Yoshi game. He is the mini-boss for all the worlds.