Mario Party 9

Mario Party 9 revived the series with a new shared car mechanic, motion controlled minigames, new characters, and seven boards, all on the Nintendo Wii.

After a five year hiatus, the Mario Party series returned with a brand new entry featuring a ton of major changes. The classic collect coins and buy stars formula got the boot and was replaced with a linear car system where players moved together as they tried to collect as many Mini Stars before reaching the end of the board. This offered new cooperative elements but still included ways to torment other players as each player got a turn to roll the dice block and move the car. Beyond that, minigames took full advantage of the Wii Remote and the story mode offered single players a reason to play. Although seven boards and twelve playable characters were included, many characters from the previous entry did not make a return.

Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party 9 board and minigame lists, along with tips and advice for each. Got a tip of your own? Make sure to submit any helpful advice with the submission form at the bottom of each tip page!

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Release Dates

North America Japan
Friday, March 2, 2012 Thursday, March 8, 2012 Sunday, March 11, 2012 April 26, 2012

Playable Characters

Mario Party 9 playable characters include several brand new entries while ditching older characters like Toadette, Boo, and Dry Bones.

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi
Wario Daisy Waluigi Toad
Birdo Koopa Troopa* Shy Guy** Kamek**

*This character is playable for the first time.
**These characters are playable for the first time and unlockable.

7 Boards

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

*These boards are unlockable!

81 Mini-Games

Free-for-All (44) Bowser Jr. (10) 1 vs Rivals (10)
Boss Battle (14) Extras (3)

5 Modes

Party Minigames Solo
Museum Extras

Dice Blocks

Dice Block Your standard dice block. Rolls 1-6.
Slow Dice Block Slows the dice block roll so you can pick the exact number you want from a range of 1 to 6.
0-1 Dice Block Roll a dice block with a range from 0 to 1.
1-2-3 Dice Block Roll a dice block with a range from 1 to 3.
4-5-6 Dice Block Roll a dice block with a range from 4 to 6.
1-10 Dice Block Roll a dice block with a range from 1 to 10.


Green Space
Dice Block Space
Event Space
Lucky Space
Unlucky Space
Shuffle Space
Dash Space
Back Space
Spin Space
Bowser Space
Mini Star Space
Mini Ztar Space
Minigame Space
Bowser Jr. Space
Battle Space
Captain Event Space
Boss Battle Space
Magma Space
Jackpot Space
DK Space