Rated 6 out of 10
by Sly777 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.
Rated 0 out of 10
by ThaKing2020 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.
Rated 0 out of 10
by CapnTails 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!!)
Rated 7 out of 10 by SteelLumberjack 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bunnyboy4ever 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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by MARIOFAN25 BEST MARIO PARTY GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mario party 9 is the best game on the wii right now. the stroy begins with bowser and bowser jr have thier sights on the sky. they have stolen all of the mini stars and mario and his friends must get them back. the stages in the game are absolutley colorful and amazing. from a bomb factory and a beach to a boo mansion and jungle. but the biggest addition is the over 80 mini games. you can ride bullet bills, go bowling with goombas, climb a mountain, throw toppings on a pizza and chop wood. the bosses in the game are fun to play. from a cheep cheep and a whomp to a lakitu and a wiggler. the special blocks and dice can really make the gameplay fun and epic. the bowser stages can also mix the game up. he can make you battle for half of your stars and can also reverse the mini game. party mode is fun to play alone but is best with 2 or more. but overall this game is fun and will keep being fun more many years to come.
Rated 9 out of 10 by WhoopDeeDew Loads of fun with friends!
Ok, I haven't really played many Mario Party games before this game, only 8, advance, and DS. I remembered my friends used to have MP8, and it was a lot of fun, so I went and bought myself MP9. And I'm glad I did! It's just what you'd expect, you're all on a gameboard and you play mini-games and move around to try to get the most mini-stars by the end of the game! This game changes things up by having boss battles, everyone riding together, and the boards are kinda linear, but I didn't really notice that last one. This game, however, is pretty much based on luck, so some people might get frustrated at times while the rest will be having fun haha. The graphics are really good for this game. I was playing on a big HD TV at my friend's house and the graphics still looked pretty decent. I didn't really notice the music much while I was playing, but I know it's pretty good. All in all, it's a party game, so get lotsa your friends and family and just play this game together and you won't want to stop playing! I know I'll be having fun with this game for a long time!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dephicits 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!
Rated 6 out of 10 by MrL234 Noth'in to Party About
This by far is the 2nd worst Mario Party (first being Mario Party Advance). The idea of traveling in a vehicle with everyone is not a good idea. All you have to do is hit the dice block, be lucky enough to collect mini stars, and you win. No skill is needed. Minigames hardly ever appear, so don't expect to collect a lot of mini stars that way, unless if you are playing a boss battle. Still, there is a great varity of minigames and all of the clasical characters present and there are a few new players that I think many people enjoy. I hope that Nintendo will note that this gameplay is not good and not do anything like it for the future. Still, like all games, there is a target age group, and that is littler kids like anywhere nine and lower. This is because of skill needed to become the superstar. In conclusion, this is not a game for hardcore gamers and is best for just starting gamers or little kids.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Alpha101 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...