Mario Party 9 is the ninth installment in the Mario Party series. After a five year hiatus, Mario Party is back, and this time with an all new twist! Instead of the usual board play seen in past Mario Party titles, players now ride together in a single vehicle, collecting as many Mini-Stars as they can to win the game. Mario Party 9 included a Story Mode, as well as Koopa, Shy Guy, and Magikoopa/Kamek as new playable characters.

       

 

Story

It’s a typical evening in the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario and the gang are out enjoying the beautiful view of the Mini-Stars through a telescope. Just when everything seems at peace, the Mini-Stars begin to disappear into a spiraling vortex. None other than Bowser is at the other end, this time plotting, and succeeding, at taking all the Mini-Stars for himself. Now it’s up to Mario and the gang to reach and defeat Bowser by playing through various board maps and mini-games!

 

Release Dates

Europe: Friday, March 2, 2012

Australia: Thursday, March 8, 2012

North America: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Japan: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hong Kong: Friday, June 29, 2012

Republic of China: Friday, June 29, 2012

South Korea: Thursday, April 11, 2013

 

 

12 Playable Characters

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Yoshi
  • Birdo
  • Toad
  • Koopa (New!)
  • Shy Guy (New!)
  • Magikoopa/Kamek (New!)

 

7 Boards

  • Toad Road
  • Bob-omb Factory
  • Boo’s Horror Castle
  • Blooper Beach
  • Magma Mine
  • Bowser Station
  • DK’s Jungle Ruins

 

80 Mini-Games

  • Free-For-All – 44
  • 1-VS.-3 – 10
  • Bowser Jr. – 10
  • Boss Battles – 14
  • Extra – 2

 

5 Modes

  • Party Mode
  • Mini-Game Mode
  • Solo Mode
  • Museum
  • Extras

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