Mario Party 9 Fact Sheet

The news just keeps coming in! Not only are we getting new screens to enjoy, but we are also getting the first pieces of information about the game. This includes board names, number of mini-games, and a ton of other new features the game is set to have. Check it out below!

Grab your friends and family and captain the crew to victory!

The party is back and bigger than ever in the Mario Party™ 9 game for Wii, featuring all-new ways to play! For the first time in the franchise, boss battles crash the party and challenge players to compete to defeat a common enemy. In addition, players now travel across stages together in a vehicle towards a common goal – overcoming obstacles, battling bosses, and collecting Mini Stars stolen by Bowser™ and his minions. Featuring 80 new minigames, adventurous new stages, and all-new ways to play that blend cooperative and competitive action for up to four players*, Mario Party 9 is the perfect way to get the party started.

  • For the first time in the Mario Party franchise, 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.
  • In another first for the series, 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. The vehicles also help to streamline game play and keep everyone involved in the action.
  • Unique Captain Events on each stage give players a new way to change the shape of the game.
  • 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. 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.
  • Includes 80 outrageous new minigames that find players making pizzas, escaping haunted mansions, and racing snowmobiles.
  • No time to play through an entire stage? New minigame modes let players enjoy the action in smaller chunks of time. They can hone their skills at any minigame in Free Play mode or try the Extras mode that includes Goomba Bowling and the puzzle-based Castle Clearout.
  • Every time they play, players can earn Party Points that are used to unlock special items and features.

* Additional accessories are required for multiplayer game play and are sold separately.


Michael Koczwara

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December 13, 2011 12:30 PM

I really did not like the idea of everyone being in one car, but now it sounds like it will be a perfect way to add some variety to this game. Mario Party games never were bad, but because they are party games, they have very limited routes to go when it comes to gameplay. Based upon this new information, it seems as though Nintendo is attempting to keep the old audience and gather new audiences by including the components that have worked in the other games of the series while creating a story-mode-esque game that everyone can enjoy.

The Banker's Nephew
The Banker's Nephew
December 13, 2011 5:59 PM

This sounds absolutely brilliant. I wondered how the car would work out, and they seem to have the right idea going.

December 14, 2011 10:37 AM

All i need to know:

Will. it. be. online.?????!!?!?!?

Wills Vincent
December 14, 2011 10:51 AM

Well I love the idea of the car… its working out nicely 🙂 But I hope they keep the seperate movement mode 🙂

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