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Mario Party 9

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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  Waste of money!

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I was very disappointed, having waited ages for this to come out! My son and I loved Mario Party 8 and assumed this would be even better, but no.... As stated in a previous review - "The game takes everybody on the same journey at the same time with no point to winning the minigames and absolutely no reason to fight for the 'mini-stars' that have been introduced". I'm sticking with 8 and hoping for a number 10 that is better!!

  Baby Mario Party

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This game has been designed for children. The process on each board is exactly the same, the gameplay is too simple, there is no reward for skill and the game is over all too quickly. I have played all boards and averaged less than 10 turns on each, which is shorter than the lowest possible on the previous Mario Party title.

If I'm in the mood for a bit of Mario fun I would have to look at alternatives but if the kids are over I know what I can whip out to keep them entertained for 20 minutes... until they get bored with the repetition and I have to find something else to keep them amused.

One star rating was generous.

  If you liked Wii Party then you will love Mario Party 9!

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The main reason Mario Party 9 plays a bit different to the other Mario Party games is because it was developed by the same team who gave us the most excellent Wii Party. In Party mode there are six exciting boards for you to play on which are Toad Road, Bob-omb Factory, Boo's Horror Castle, Blooper Beach, Magma Mine and Bowser Station. There are 80 new minigames for you to enjoy as your group work their way around the board on all different types of fun transport and some include great boss battles. You may travel together as team but you will be battle it out like enemies.
The game starts off with 10 charcters for you play as which are Mario, Toad, Luigi, Koopa, Peach, Birdo, Daisy, Wario, Waluigi and Yoshi. When you complete the solo mode you are given Shy Guy and Kamek to play with as well.
As you play Mario Party 9 you are given party points which you can use in the Museum to unlock DK's Jungle Ruins stage, new vehicles and stars in the sky of Nintendo characters etc.
The Extras mode lets you play Shell Soccer in which you are split into two teams for up to four players. The first team to take out all seven of their opponents Goombas wins.
Goomb Bowling plays a little like Wii Sports Bowling but you have to try and hit all the Goombas down which move from left to right.
Castle Clearout plays a bit like Puzzle League on the Nintendo DS in that you need to connect six or more marbles of the same colour which clears a group and watch the fireworks go off!
Perspective mode is for one player only in which you are given 10 different minigames to play but you need to win in order to move on.

Last of all there is the Minigames mode that has Freeplay in which you can play all the minigames as many times as you like.
Step It Up is a race to the top of the steps by winning minigames.
In Garden Battle you play minigames to determine the order in which players get plant blocks. The first player to fill his or her garden with plant blocks is the champion. Garden Battle is my six year old daughters favourite mode at the moment because she likes gardening. There is also Choice Challenge, High Roller, Time Attack and I have unlocked the cool Boss Rush Mode.
Mario Party 9 is one of our families favourite games to play together alongside likes of Mario Kart Wii, Wii Party, Wii Sports Resort and Go Vacation.

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  Great Fun

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Not one to be played alone. Great laugh with friends and family thoroughly enjoyed it. Massive overhaul in the gameplay when compared to older games in the series.

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  mario party 9

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absolute trash nothing near like the other party games they have ruined the whole mario party xperiance if you ask me i bought this played it once and got rid no mini gmes at the end of all players turns and no coin collecting an utterly useless boring and pointless game not worthy of the wii and ruins the mario party fraNCHISE THIS GAME WILL SINK FASTER THAN THE TITANIC AND THATS A SURE GUARANTEE MY RATING IS MINUS 100 STARS LET BOWSER KEEP THEM

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  Very good

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I have been very exited about buying Mario Party 9, and to be honest im glad they changed the game play, yes it is very different but alot of my friends who played the older mario games are getting older and was glad that this game didnt last for 20 turns, it wasn't a long winded game, and still alot of fun to play, this is the 9th installment, and nice to see a change, the mini games were fun! and car idea was fun, I liked it 5****

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  Mario (Random) Party!

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This game had a re-vamp it didn't want and definitely didn't need. The whole game is now a random event with the winner being decided in the last few turns. The game takes everybody on the same journey at the same time with no point to winning the minigames and absolutely no reason to fight for the 'mini-stars' that have been introduced.

The game sets out on putting everybody working together towards a common, useless goal. With this you travel around and get mini-stars. You win or lose them on route to the final space and then you play a (useless) minigame. After that you get some more (useless) bonus mini-stars and the winner is announced.

The game is random event and you have to use 'strategies' to win though it is impossible to do so. Many of the minigames are fair but there are a few random ones too.

Well done Nintendo - you butchered another franchise.
This is not a Mario Party title - buy this if you want a 'different' experience.

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