Mario Party 9
Not Up to Par Like Past Versions!!!!
We own all the mario parties for the wii/GameCube that you can including Mario Party 2, which we play on a daily basis... literally... I bought this game for my wife and she was super excited to get it. We popped it in and it was fun the first level... and the second level.... then we got to the third level and were done. All the levels were exactly the same! Get in a car go point A to point B. No mini games unless you landed on a mini game space. And only luck is the winner. You just run into ministars and whoever's turn it is gets the stars if the dice says so. And you just keep going and going running into stars and 1 boss fight, then again luck picks who is in charge of a captain quest, then the end of the board and whoever has the most ministars wins. All the boards are the same way, just different themes. It gets boring very fast, and has a very low replay level.
If you like Mario Party stick with the classics all are amazing up till this one. It's not worth the $50 price tag when the old ones are better.
I'm pretty excited about this game
I'm really excited about this game to come to think of it. I didn't really liked the last mario party, because a year later, It got pretty boring in my opinion, but this game looks WAY better than the last mario party installment. I'm really stoked about this game. Can't wait till this comes out!!!!
Mario Party 9 release date
While rumors and speculation have been running abound since the announcement of Mario Party 9 at E3, a particular source is claiming the game will be out in March of next year. The source comes from a NeoGaf post where a member posted a release listing from GameStop. The list reveals quite a bit, including Xenoblade Chronicles getting a North American release date, but what caught our attention was the release date of the upcoming Mario Party 9. According to GameStop, Mario Party 9 will be released March 2, 2012 in North America.
What is this the 11th installment of Mario Party!
i think this game is gonna be superb i just hope they don't make it to where everyone is on a kart together when the game comes out. The mini games look amazing as usually! And did I see you can play as koopa troopa for the first time!! Two more things I hope they add back orbs like mushrooms and hammer bros. and like Mario Party 7 everyone has a unique orb power (this time no doubles!!)
Almost a Completely New Game
I would like to point out that my favorites in the series are the original three, and the only one I flat out disliked was number 8. Number 9 is like a completely different game though. The mini-games are vastly improved over those of MP8, but the boards themselves leave much to be desired, and the overall formula of the game itself is not necessarily bad, but it's not like the first five where all the maps had the randomly-positioning stars, lots of tactics, etc. The new style is basically a one-way trip that everyone rides along with together, completely eliminating the use of game length since it'll always take roughly the same amount of time. In fact, stars are completely gone and have been replaced by a hybrid system that combines both coins and stars. Plain and simple, MP9 lacks the replay value that the others all have. Everything else, especially the graphics - specifically lighting effects - have been improved. The music is also a massive improvement over the latest couple installments.
hopefully better than mario party 8
This is the first mario party in a while. The series really needs this game to be good in order to survive. The minigames look surprisingly good but I am still unsure of the gameboards though. CLICK THUMBS UP IF YOU THINK THIS WILL BE BETTER THAN MARIO PARTY 8
Series saved after the Mario Party 8 Disaster!
Mario Party 9 basically saved the series after Mario Party 8. I mean Mario Party 8 was a complete disaster, the stages were terrible, controls were awful, and Bowser became a softy, lame. There were a few things I was worried about when I heard about the Mario Party 9, traveling together in vehicles, collecting mini stars rather than stars, and normal dice only rolling up to 6. But it all works. Stages are all fun and refreshing. Each stage has something different about them. For example, running away from Boos in Boo's Horror Castle so you don't lose half your mini stars or chasing dolphins in Blooper's Beach to gain those extra min stars. The mini games are extremely fun to play, so are the all new boss battles! The controls are great. I'm a huge fan of the Mario Party games for N64, but I'd have to say this is my new favorite Mario Party game. I would say best of the series. So get this game, no question!
Best game in the series!
This is without a doubt my favorite game in the series. And from what I can tell this is perhaps the game that has the most divided opinion amoung the fanbase. I say that this is how you revamp a series that some people will say is "the same game every time" The story is pretty interesting having Bowser stealing all the mini-stars from the sky & You have to playthrough every board once before being able to take him on & stop him. The fact that everyone is riding in a vehicle makes it a really big leap in creativity in gameplay. The Bosses are a lot of fun even though I find it odd that Bowser Jr my favorite character in the franchise has the worst boss fight! the bonus that you get for winning on every single board easily makes it one my biggest one more try moments. you also use the mini stars you collect to buy constellations that shaped like several famous characters & items from series & then some to unlocking more vehicle that you can use for the courses. if you have a Wii or Wii U I highly recommend this game! I'm the bunnyboy & I'm so glad that the vehicle is coming back in Mario Party 10!
Very Fun Family/Friends Game
Surprisingly, this is a very good Mario game. I would even go as far as saying that this is one of the best video games ever created. It's very fun to play with family and friends, and, to me, it never got old. I haven't played this game in about a year. I just thought about it. I'll have to go back to it sometime...
Should Be Good
A lot of people are saying that the Mario Party series has changed and they should go back to what they used to be like in the first couple of games. While it is true that the game has changed I have to say it is better that they did. If the series came out with 9 games, and they were all very alike, they would not sell any copies and the audience would be begging for a different type of game or something fresh and new. Now that the series does change over time, I don't understand why people are begging for it to go back to what it used to be. There is a classic mode in this which is great and some new modes and I think this will be a great addition to the series. Especially after announcing a few years ago they would not be able to make any more Mario Party games. It should be good just like the other ones.