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Grab your friends and family and captain the crew to victory!

The party is back and bigger than ever in the Mario Party™ 9 game for Wii™, featuring all-new ways to play! For the first time in the franchise, boss battles crash the party and challenge players to compete to defeat a common enemy. In addition, players now travel across stages together in a vehicle towards a common goal - overcoming obstacles, battling bosses, and collecting Mini Stars stolen by Bowser™ and his minions. Featuring 80 new minigames, adventurous new stages, and all-new ways to play that blend cooperative and competitive action for up to four players*, Mario Party 9 is the perfect way to get the party started.

FEATURES:

For the first time in the Mario Party franchise, each stage culminates in a Boss Battle. Collectively, players must combine their strength to defeat classic foes such as Bowser™ and King Boo while still playing competitively to boost their own individual scores.

In another first for the series, players ride across stages together in special vehicles. Players take turns as Captain of the vehicle by hitting Dice Blocks to move the party forward, hoping to land on lucky spaces. The vehicles also help to streamline game play and keep everyone involved in the action.

Unique Captain Events on each stage give players a new way to change the shape of the game.

In Mario Party 9, each themed stage has a clear destination point but with multiple paths along the way, so no two games will play the same. From Toad Road to Boo’s Horror Castle, players will encounter a wide variety of familiar Mario™ franchise elements in new environments that can be enjoyed solo or with friends.

Includes 80 outrageous new minigames that find players making pizzas, escaping haunted mansions, and racing snowmobiles.

No time to play through an entire stage? New minigame modes let players enjoy the action in smaller chunks of time. They can hone their skills at any minigame in Free Play mode or try the Extras mode that includes Goomba Bowling and the puzzle-based Castle Clearout.

Every time they play, players can earn Party Points that are used to unlock special items and features.

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Review

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Posted by James Newton

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User Comments (30)

DestinyMan

#2

DestinyMan said:

This game actually looks very fun, unlike the flawed Mario Party 8 that I played for one day and never played again. This looks to be the kind of Wii experience Mario Party deserves. Maybe a developer change worked wonders for this game? I know that the people behind the first few Mario Parties left and did other things like Wii Party, so maybe they're working on this. If so, then I think we can expect to see some really cool ideas. The New Super Mario. Bros Wii references are nice, and it's great that Shy Guy and Koopa are playable. The minigames look fun and fresh too, and the music sounds good for Mario Party! Now we'll just have to see when it might release.

dinkelberg

#4

dinkelberg said:

looks awesome only need to fix the problem with mario party 8 and add Donkey kong back for more action and koopa trooopa the red one with rings looks awesome btw

Simon_Deku

#5

Simon_Deku said:

I enjoyed mario party 8 and cant wait for this. Anyone who hated 8, dont ask me why. I just do like it.

Shining-Void

#6

Shining-Void said:

I WANT THIS!!! looks so fun lol This game seems to have really good music :)
hope its not like mp8 when they reused minigames... now... MORE waiting

pntjr

#7

pntjr said:

They should move the project onto the Wii U. We still have no release date, so it'll have a 2012 release date. By 2012, the Wii will be dying down, Nintendo moving on to the Wii U. If they don't, this game will not sell. At all.

MasterBlue

#8

MasterBlue said:

@pntjr
Yeah bro this game would be epic playing on a console the can display HD graphics. Just think about how many mini-games that thing will be able to run and you have the tablet controller that would completely re-invent the series. But that would be the only reason why i would get a Wii U though.

Super-Mario-Fan

#9

Super-Mario-Fan said:

I didn't even know there was going to be a 9 since everyone's exited about Mario kart 7 and super Mario 3D land but now i know! this games actually looks fun except I don't really like the everyone traveling together thing.

FonistofCruxis

#11

FonistofCruxis said:

@pntjr I disagree. The Wii U probably won't be out until the last three months of 2012 and there need to be some Wii releases before then.

TheN64Dude

#12

TheN64Dude said:

FINALLY! After two HORRIBLE Mario Parties they actually nailed it. I like this one because it's so much like the N64 ones.

Mryokokurama1

#13

Mryokokurama1 said:

Lets just see if this can beat my 3 favorite mariparty games Mario party 2 Mario party 4 and Marioparty 7 :) Bring it

Simon_Deku

#14

Simon_Deku said:

I actually liked mario party 8, but this one looks even better(except the part where they're all in the same car. That might ruin the whole thing for me!)!

castor

#15

castor said:

Will all the maps be inside a kind of carpool? I'd like it to be in some only, not in every map, but anyway, even the logo looks like a N64 alike

Poketendo

#17

Poketendo said:

Looks good, but im not sure or that ''all characters in one cart'' was a good idea...

AddADashOfSalt

#19

AddADashOfSalt said:

this looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!cant wait for it. ive played like 5 minutes of marioparty DS, and spent a little time on mario party 2 i think(i cant remember), but i LOVE wii party, so this looks really fun!!!!!!!!!!!

AddADashOfSalt

#20

AddADashOfSalt said:

i agree with some of the others, all the players in 1 cart isnt the best idea... but who knows? maybe it will add a twist to it.

SilveRFanTasy

#21

SilveRFanTasy said:

Does anybody know if you must have Wii Motion Plus Remotes? Are there any comments on that? Thx in advance :)
Because if so I will buy The Last Story instead.

traedarkness

#24

traedarkness said:

Will finally get to play MP9 today needed new sensor bar. Will pick it up bar while I'm getting Kid Icarus uprising. I've heard good things about MP9 looking forward to playing later.

Gilius

#27

Gilius said:

@3Dangerous3Dash It is kinda weird why every player goes into a cart around the board. I'd rather run around the board by myself. I do like Mario party 9 better though.

Gilius

#28

Gilius said:

I kinda wish it was wifi as of what dark-insanity said. I do like the character roster as well.

Bulbousaur

#30

Bulbousaur said:

I've been playing this game a lot with my friends latley and it is very fun. I would buy this game for myself, but I seriously don't see the point since my friend can just bring his copy, and the single player I hear is pretty meh...

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