The Best Retro Boards for Mario Party 9

Boards in Mario Party 9 do not function the same way as they did in the past. Each board is now a linear path and includes specific events that work with new elements and changed gameplay of Mario Party 9. For years, fans have asked for boards to be remade, but with the new car mode in place, which ones are the best for the job?

 

Shy Guy’s Perplex Express

Mid-Boss: Little Mouser
Boss: Bandit

The linear path of the Perplex Express lends to the fact that it would make for a good Mario Party 9 board. The end goal would be the front of the train, and instead of heading back to the start on the roof, players will have the opportunity to switch from the inside of the train to the roof. Captain events would include a memorize and search of passengers, and players would fight Mowz and Bandit along the way.

 

Peach’s Birthday Cake

Mid-Boss: Gourmet Guy
Boss: Chef Torte

The spiraling nature of Peach’s Birthday Cake helps transform it into a linear path. A Mini Star slide down a spiraling second cake could serve as a Captain Event. Along the way, players would run into the mid-boss Gourmet Guy, and at the end of the board, the top of the cake, players would face Chef Torte.

 

Castaway Bay

Mid-Boss: Dark Boo
Boss: Gooper Blooper

Castaway Bay takes players to each of three different themed islands, allowing for players to follow different paths and make it to the end destination. Captain Events would include rafting down the waterfall for Mini Stars and picking the right barrel in one of Ukiki’s shuffle games. Players would fight a Dark Boo at the second island, and the boat at the end would take players to the center of the board where Gooper Blooper awaits.

 

Pirate Dream

Mid-Boss: Monty Mole
Boss: Cortez

Instead of making your down and back up the cliff side, players will take a route that slowly takes the cart down to the bottom of the cliff. On the way, player would face the mid boss Monty Mole, and play a gem searching game in cove full of treasure. The mighty Cortez awaits the players at the bottom of the board where a pirate ship waits.

 

Pagoda Peak

Mid-Boss: Kung Fu Koopa
Boss: Gobblegut

Pagoda Peak is by far the most suited board to be remade into a Mario Party 9 board. The board takes on a linear path to the very peak, with all sorts of opportunities for Captain Events along the way. The Kung Fu Koopas that appear on the board would serve as a mid boss, and the Gobblegut dragon from Super Mario Galaxy 2 makes a return as the final boss at the very top!

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mariopartyfan101
mariopartyfan101
March 28, 2012 2:58 AM

Really awesome ideas! Especially Castaway Bay and Peach’s Birthday Cake!

guy
guy
March 28, 2012 4:04 AM

who is cortez

Luigi Party!
Luigi Party!
March 28, 2012 5:39 AM
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Gabriel
Gabriel
March 28, 2012 3:49 PM
Reply to  guy

A boss in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

Rosalina
Rosalina
March 29, 2012 6:42 AM
Reply to  guy

one of the bosses from the greatest game evah!;)

OhMyToad
OhMyToad
March 28, 2012 4:39 AM

Espacially Peach birthday cake & Pagoda peak were fun! (:

Luigi Party!
Luigi Party!
March 28, 2012 5:39 AM

Pagoda Peak: BEST THING EVER

Plum
Plum
March 28, 2012 6:28 AM

I liked all of those XD How did you know they were my favs!?

Shy Guy and Blooper
Shy Guy and Blooper
March 28, 2012 11:59 AM

Those are all very good choices, but you left out one of my favorites!
Goomba’s Booty Boardwalk- Mid-Boss: Sushi Stage Boss: Pirate Goomba

I think Goomba’s Booty Boardwalk would make a great one, it is a linear path, AND it has many options for captain events along the way.

However, I did think that Pagoda Peak was a good one!

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 28, 2012 8:14 PM

great idea

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 2:16 PM

But how about when your driving in the car there should be an intersection that lets you choose if you want to stay on land or go in the sea.Then the car would change to a boat and you can go under water and there is three boats(called row boat,dolphin cruiser,and captain goomba’s water booty surfer)and three cars(called beach rider,treasure car,and captain goomba’s land booty searcher).There should also be a big gap and the land will be gone and you’ll have to roll the dice to get a high enough number to jump over it(like toad road),and if you suceed… Read more »

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 2:31 PM

Also they should have Yoshi’s tropical island same thing as goomba’s booty boardwalk except the bosses(Mid Boss:Cheep-Chomp,Stage Boss:Light-blue Yoshi wich will have you racing him in submarines under water.)and the cars (3)and boats(3)(cars:Tropical land,Pine tree car,and Light-Blue Yoshi’s island ride;Boats:Fruit submarine,Pine Tree boat,andLight-Blue Yoshi’s tropical ocean cruiser).

Hammer bro.,Magikoopa, and Koopa
Hammer bro.,Magikoopa, and Koopa
March 28, 2012 1:00 PM

Magikoopa:How about My library(Magikoopa’s/Kamek’s library)Mid Boss:Ludwig.Stage Boss:Camillia.Hammer Bro.: how about Toadette’s music room,Mid Boss:Mecha-koopa,Stage Boss:Hammer Bro.Koopa:How about my seaside soiree(Koopa’s Seaside Soiree),Mid Boss:Gooper BlooperStage Boss:Red Koopa(note:to defeat red koopa you’ll have to defeat him in a boat race).Neon Heights is another good one,Mid Boss:Fire Bro.Stage Boss:Koopa Kid.Koopa’s Tycoon Town(driving on the road now instead of walking on the sidewalk)is another good one,Mid Boss:Goomba,Stage Boss:Red Koopa(again)(note:Goomba and red koopa boss battles will have you racing them to collect the most coins and deposit them to own the most hotels before time runs out)Eternal Star should be the best board,Mid Boss:Lakitu(defeat him… Read more »

Rosalina
Rosalina
March 29, 2012 6:44 AM

why would i be floating around? why could i not be partying with my friends of earth?

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 12:35 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

Fine,then Rosalina have it your way.Listen Then you(Rosalina)will gather some star bits yourself(Rosalina) and if anyone can find you(Rosalina)and touch you(Rosalina)the player(who touches you(Rosalina))will get the star bits,OK.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 12:35 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

And actually Rosalina you’re in space and so are the players not earth.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 12:38 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

Oh and by the way Rosalina I changed my name,Former:Hammer Bro.,Magikoopa,and Koopa,New:Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:02 PM

You can also create your own car on it.

Hammer bro.,Magikoopa, and Koopa
Hammer bro.,Magikoopa, and Koopa
March 28, 2012 1:02 PM

These other boards you showed are also good and i hope they’re also on there.

j-man
j-man
March 28, 2012 1:16 PM

Spiny Desert would be another great stage. (MP3) Midboss: a giant Spiny (dodging his spikes is key) Boss: Pokey (only attack his head segment; all other segments have no effect)

1056kirby
1056kirby
March 28, 2012 1:28 PM

I really like those ideas, but there’s just a few I think would make good boards too.

Waluigi’s Island (MP3)
Midboss-Petey Piranha
Boss-Waluigi Bot (from Mario Sports Mix)

DK’s Jungle Adventure (MP1)
Midboss-Gnawty
Boss-King K.Rool

Luigi’s Engine Room (MP1)
Midboss-Big Bullet Bill
Boss-Digga-Leg

Bowser’s Magma Mountain (MP1) (Although any Bowser board would work.)
Midboss-Big Bully
Boss-Boom Boom

Chilly Waters (MP3)
Midboss-Sorbetti
Boss-Chief Chilly

Mystery Land (MP2)
Midboss-Rollodillo
Boss-Eyerok

Horror Land (MP2)
Midboss-Big Mr. I
Boss-Bouldergeist

guy
guy
March 28, 2012 1:52 PM

heres some good ones. grand cannal goombas booty boardwalk. bowsers enchanted inferno. rainbow dream

Hammer Bro.,Koopa,and Magikoopa
Hammer Bro.,Koopa,and Magikoopa
March 28, 2012 5:04 PM

Shy Guy’s Perplex Express is not a good one,because how and why would a car be and fit in a train…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Unless you can shrink the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

guy
guy
March 28, 2012 5:20 PM

they shoukd make maps based fo old mario games like rico ahrbor

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 28, 2012 8:25 PM

In order for the Shy Guy’s Perplex Express thing to work the car(and players)should shrink or the train should be bigger and there should be waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more spaces than before in mario party 8 everything it said on the top of the page is correct you can switch from in the train to the roof when it’s your turn.Halfway there is where Holly Koopa was on Mario Party 8.And there should be at the end of the train.When you land on the happening space Camillia will switch the train carts instead of Magikoopa or Kamek(because he is playable already).Vwallah and… Read more »

Rosalina
Rosalina
March 29, 2012 6:46 AM

two things that they should put in the next game: a choice of going on foot or by car, and… ME! 😀

Rosalina
Rosalina
March 29, 2012 6:48 AM

For the 10th Mario Party, they should put EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in there! it would be the greatest Mario Party EVAH!:D

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 12:39 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

Ain’t that the truth Rosalina.

toadettes the best
toadettes the best
March 29, 2012 12:44 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

Awsome idea does that mean it will be all the mario characters. Heres a good idea they feature every board from past mario party games and everything from all the mario party sequals. A bit like sonic generations.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 1:12 PM

Mario’s Rainbow Castle is another good one,Mid Boss:Metal Mario,Stage Boss:Lakitu.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 2:34 PM

Bowser Land,Mystery land,space land,and pirate land should be on there.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 2:46 PM

Deep Blooper sea should have the cars on blooper beach and the bosses should be Mid Boss:Giant Eel,Stage Boss:Gooper Blooper.Woody Woods should be on there the cars should be Kirby Kar,flying power star mobile,and wispy woods rider.The bosses should be Mid Boss:Kirby(to defeat kirby you will have to collect more flying power stars than him)Stage Boss:Wispy Woods.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 2:53 PM

It should also have Toad Mid away madness,Goomba’s greedy gala,and bowser’s knarly party

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:00 PM

All of the boards on Mario Party 5 are perfect.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:06 PM

Towering treetop,fair square,and castaway bay are all perfect boards.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:09 PM

All the boards in mario party 7 except pyramid park are awesome.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:11 PM

Bowser’s Warped Orbit is great.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:13 PM

All of the boards in mario party
advance except desert area and jungle area are cool.

Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
Fire Bro.,Dark Bones,and Red Magikoopa
March 29, 2012 3:15 PM

All of the boards in mario party ds are super.

Toadette
March 30, 2012 3:43 AM

Toadette’s Music Room!
Sure it’s not really the best place for the car, but perhaps MP10 could have Car mode and Classic mode.
Mid-Boss: Hammer Bro.
Boss: Toadette (or like an evil Shadow clone of Toadette if she is playable)

Toadette's the best.
April 1, 2012 11:43 AM
Reply to  Toadette

(RESPONCE TO TOADETTE)Great idea Toadettes music room was a great board and because thats when I first found my favioraite player which is Toadette. Is Toadette your favioraite character?

Rosalina4President
Rosalina4President
October 18, 2012 10:02 AM

For Mario Party 10, I Want 23 Playable Characters (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser, Daisy, Waluigi, Birdo, Toadette, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Kamek, Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr., Rosalina, Honey Queen, Lubba and Polari.)
Toadsworth as a Returning Host.
Dk Spaces should be replaced by Funky Kong Spaces.
Final Boss should be either Dimentio, Princess Shroob or Fawful.

Firemarioisawesome
Firemarioisawesome
October 23, 2012 12:37 PM

NOTE: Gourmet Guy Is from paper Mario
Chef Torte would be invincible
And Cortez, Paper Mario 2?Really?

Firemarioisawesome
Firemarioisawesome
October 23, 2012 12:40 PM

Maybe Bowser’s Pinball machine
Mid-boss:Bowser jr.
Boss:blockhead bowser

FireSonicisawesome1111
FireSonicisawesome1111
October 23, 2012 12:42 PM

Bpm From mpds