35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Great Party Game!,
This review is from: Mario Party 9 (Video Game)
There are a few things I love about this addition to the Mario Party series.
1.) The graphics and animations are much smoother, both traversing the board and within each minigame, than that of Mario Party 8. I credit some of this to the fact that the game now supports widescreen televisions (no more black borders).
2.) All characters travel together, which makes faster gameplay. The spaces on the board keep the action fresh, including stars actually located on the map. This goes in tandem with each person assuming the role of "captain" on their turn. There are events on each map in which the captain can seperate players or dole out items, which forces players to consider their moves a few turns in advance.
3.) You can eliminate computer players and still play the same levels. No condensed levels or objectives are available for computer or non-computer gameplay (as opposed to Mario Party 8).
This game is fun in every capacity. Fans of the game, or newcomers alike, will not be disappointed.