Mario Party DS is the ninth installment in the Mario Party series (twelfth if you include the the Advance, E-Reader, and Arcade versions). It is the first Mario Party to appear on the Nintendo DS. Play through 5 unique game boards and battle in over 70 new mini-games using the Dual-Screen’s Touch Screen and Mic! Collect Party Points to earn unlockables and for playing through 5 boss battles ranging from Dry Bones to Bowser himself!

Story

One night, a Sky Crystal fell near Mario. Mario finds it and decides to show it to his friends. Just then, they received an invitation from Bowser. DK and Diddy Kong also receive the invitation. When Mario and friends arrived at Bowser’s Castle, they got minimized and got booted away after Bowser stole their Sky Crystal. Mario and friends helped four of their friends; they helped Wiggler defeat Piranha Plant, helped Toadette defeat Hammer Bro., helped Diddy Kong free DK from being stone as a result from Dry Bones, and helped Koopa rescue his grandfather. Back at Bowser’s Castle, Bowser attempted to minimize the heroes again, but DK destroyed the Minimizer that Bowser had. Bowser challenges the SuperStar into a battle with the Megamorth Belt, however, he ultimately loses. With 5 Sky Crystals together, they got a new game and asked Bowser and Bowser Jr. to play with them while DK and Diddy Kong eat the buffet.

 

Release Dates

Japan: Thursday, November 8, 2007

North America: Monday, November 19, 2007

Europe: Friday, November 23, 2007

Australia: Thursday, December 6, 2007

South Korea: Thursday, May 22, 2008

 

Overview

 

8 Playable Characters:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Wario
  • Daisy
  • Waluigi
  • Toad

 

5 Boards:

  • Wiggler’s Garden
  • Toadette’s Music Room
  • DK’s Stone Statue
  • Kamek’s Library
  • Bowser’s Pinball Machine

 

74 Mini-Games:

  • 4-Player/Duel – 32
  • 1v3 – 12
  • 2v2 – 13
  • Battle – 5
  • Boss – 5
  • Puzzle – 7

 

5 Modes:

  • Story Mode
  • Party Mode
  • Mini-Game Mode
  • Puzzle Mode
  • Multiplayer
  • Gallery

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