Through various screenshots and videos, we see a number of characters shown in some form. Whether a character is playable or not is up for debate, but here is our list of playable characters.
- Koopa (New!)
- Shy Guy (New!)
Non Playable Characters
- Bowser Jr.
- Dry Bones
Bowser Jr. seems to be a boss or his own mini-game. He has his own health meter and sports his own clown car while the other players have standard ones. It can also be noted that this could in fact have been a 1-VS.-3 Mini-Game where a single player was eliminated.
It is clear that Dry Bones is not playable in the screens above. There are already four players in the mini-game and there are multiple Dry Bones. They seem to serve as obstacles that get in your way.
Mario Party 9 is set to have Boss Battles where all four players fight together to defeat a common enemy. So far we have five different bosses. Both Whomp and Big Bob-omb will be a boss or a mini-boss in the board Bob-omb Factory. Blooper is also set to be a boss. Lakitu and and a giant Chain Chomp have also been seen in mini-games that appear to be boss battles.
Both Bowser and King Boo have been confirmed to be bosses, but we have yet to see any images.
- Bullet Bill
- Piranha Plant
- Cheep Cheep
- Yellow Toad
- Green Toad
Characters with an Unknown Status
Whether these characters are playable, non-playable, extra, or if they even show up in the game, is unknown.
- Koopa Kid
- Hammer Bro.