Mario Party 9 To Have Seven Boards, Four Mini-Game Types

Mario Party 9 is less than a month and a half away from release in European regions and more information about the game is trickling in. Taking notes from the Amazon page for Mario Party 9 reveals that seven boards will be featured this time around. This is a slight difference from the normal six boards we usually see in each installment. This will mean that Mario Party 9 is the second Mario Party to feature seven boards. Recall that Mario Party 5 also had seven boards.

As for mini-game types, the Amazon page states that there will be a total of four different types. There will be the usual 1-VS.-3, as well as the previously seen 2-VS.-1 (Bowser Jr.) mini-games. While it is not confirmed the remaining two mini-game types must be the 4-Player and Boss Battle mini-games we have seen in screenshots and trailers. If this is true, this will be the first Mario Party (excluding Mario Party Advance) to NOT feature 2-VS.-2 mini-games.

On a side note, the North American box art seems to have gotten an upgrade. It now resembles more the European version, complete with Luigi and a starry sky. The colors seem a bit exaggerated and this could be due to the way the image file was created. Whether or not this is final is still up in the air.

marioparty.de, via Amazon.de

 

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NintendoWii(3)
January 22, 2012 3:27 AM

I new we would get the same boxart, it just didnt make sense that nintendo would make a diferent MP9 boxart for each country so when i went on amazon they had a different box art and im so happy were getting the same one as the MP9 european boxart i just love the way it looks, also im so glad that MP9 is getting 7 boards, i loved mario party 5 but it just didnt compare to RIGHTIOUSNESS of mario party 6. my favorite board from MP6 is ClockWork Castle.

j-man
j-man
January 22, 2012 3:42 AM

I’m glad these guys finally put Luigi on the box-art!

Mario Party 10
January 22, 2012 5:41 AM

man boxart looks AWSOME!!!!

MarioPartyrocks100
February 3, 2012 5:36 PM
Reply to  Mario Party 10

Indeed.

NintendoPhratBoy
January 22, 2012 5:46 AM

Man this box better stinkin be here to stay cuz nintendo cannot messup this perfection of a boxart

The Banker's Nephew
The Banker's Nephew
January 23, 2012 8:18 AM

So much color! This is brilliant! On par with Mario Party 8’s boxart. Here’s hoping, though, that it’s a fantastic game, and not just a good one, like 8.

mpmc79
mpmc79
January 23, 2012 10:33 AM

Becuase of the boxart, my guess for the seven boards is: Toad Road, The Haunted Mansion one, Bob-omb Factory, the underwater level, some type of mountain level, a galaxy themed board, and the bowser board.

MarioPartyrocks100
February 6, 2012 5:44 PM
Reply to  mpmc79

You mean seven boards. Are you sure if Rosalina will appear in galaxy board?

Chun
Chun
January 25, 2012 8:12 PM

This game will represent all Mario party games it has everything minigames, bosses, awesome characters what more can anyone ask for

MarioPartyrocks100
February 3, 2012 5:25 PM

Usually Mario Party 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 has six boards.


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