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!