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Mario Party 9

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews) 11 answered questions 73 / 100

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Every time they play, players can earn Party Points that are used to unlock special items and features.
  • 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.
  • Includes 80 outrageous new minigames that find players making pizzas, escaping haunted mansions, and racing snowmobiles

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  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0050SVGU0
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 11, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,673 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


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Mario Party 9

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150 of 160 people found the following review helpful
By Cole W.
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been an avid player of the Mario Party series, particularly with its involvement in a fierce rivalry between myself and my siblings. With that said, I am HAPPY with the adjustments that Nintendo has made to what has become a formulaic series.

Perhaps the biggest change longtime fans will recognize is that individual movement has now been reduced to all players riding in a car, traversing the board together. If it is your turn to roll the dice, you are the "Captain" and any space you land on will affect you, not the party (not always the case, however). Right off the bat, there are no coins to collect any more. Instead, you collect mini-stars which are scattered across the board (player with the most at the end wins) and are rewards for mini-games, which leads me to the next biggest change. Mini-games are now only played when a player lands on a designated minigame spot or lands on a spot that is hidden with a minigame (additionally, you the Captain choose the minigame, it is no longer randomly selected). I found this change odd at first, but the fact is, the pace is fast and quick, no longer subject to formula of roll, roll, roll, roll, minigame, repeat.

Players no longer circumvent the board continuously but rather strive to reach the end of the board now. The boards feature a mid-boss and a final boss: an enemy that all players attempt to beat while competing for mini-stars at the same time. The variety of bosses to choose is fun but I feel like they may become monotonous over time. The boards themselves are nothing new to the Mario Party franchise (Boo's Castle, Blooper Beach, DK's Jungle Ruins, and Bowser Station to name a few) but they are wonderfully designed with brilliant colors and enough variability to make them a joy to play through.
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85 of 99 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, But I Miss Individuality March 11, 2012
Format:Video Game
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
We are HUGE Mario fans in this house, but there's something about Mario Party 9 that bothers a few of us here. Our 11 year old son, the Mario fanatic, loves the game - our 7 year old daughter, is "meh" about the game - my husband hates the game and enjoys the minigames - I am torn.

I love the new mini-games. They're fun and yet easy enough for just about anyone to play. My favorite so far is the most simple: you select a box that says something like "you +3", and it moves your platform up 3 spaces. Once you get up 10 spaces, you win! See? Simple!

This time around, however, Mario and his crew are all together in a boat (or a car...or something else) taking turns together. The person who rolls is the "captain", and the others just sit along for the ride. So this means that you don't get to choose where you go on the board.

I, for one, really enjoyed the ability to select where I wanted to go. I loved that there was a touch of strategy to the game. Now? There's really not as much.

NO MORE ITEMS. THIS annoys me. I also enjoyed being able to go the store to purchase items. Yes, it may get frustrating if someone was taking forever (then you just whack them with a pillow), but again, you could strategize. Now the only item you get is a dice block. A DICE BLOCK?? Boring and definitely nowhere near as strategic as the old way.

I realize that Nintendo may be trying to freshen up the series, but the problem is that they have solid, hard-core fans who loved the older way. There are all sorts of things they could've done (like on the ocean map the shark that can get you and take stars away - very cool), without taking away the player's individuality and ability to strategize.

I give it 3 stars.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
So,... we played Mario Party 9 this last Saturday. My family is a strong proponent for the Mario Party games. We have been addicted to the series since Mario Party 4 came out on the GameCube, and we even went out and bought Mario Party 2 & Mario Party 3 for the 64 after the fact. We loved Mario Party 8, and have been waiting for an update, ever since. After playing Mario Party 9, though, I have to say that the adult players were disappointed.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars isn't good. They don't make them like they used to
Nothing wrong the disk or packaging ... the game just ... isn't good. They don't make them like they used to!
Published 5 days ago by FangBanger
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun. Donkey Kong board game is worth the whole game.
this is very fun and the Donkey Kong board game is the best. pizza mario minigame and goomba bowling are way cool.
Published 7 days ago by Krista
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
God son loves it
Published 9 days ago by Phillip Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars almost perfect.
The game is good, it came in just as described but the disc itself was very very dirty. Fortunately it worked and the kids love it.
Published 10 days ago by ciel hillyer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
mario party 9 is not that fun for me. i liked the other previous version.
Published 10 days ago by ji
1.0 out of 5 stars It was a horrible buy.
Game turned on but most of the mini games did not work. Due to the severe scratches on the disc. It was a horrible buy.
Published 12 days ago by keegan twomey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gave to six year old grandson for Christmas and he still loves playing this game.
Published 18 days ago by Kimber
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Party did not include strippers or drugs= fail
Published 19 days ago by Ronnie Saxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! Great Game
Love It ! Great Game
Published 20 days ago by Javontae Dixon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a decent game, don't care for the all in one vehicle part
Published 21 days ago by Matthew
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