Mario Party 9
Great for having fun
Mario Party 9 is great for when you have some friends over, and is very fun. Although the gameplay is a step away from the usual Mario Party gameplay style, Mario Party 9 doesn't disappoint with its fun mini-games. The roster isn't that big, since there's only 12 characters in total, but that's okay. In the end, its a great way to spend some time with friends.
Doesn't live up to the previous versions
When I bought this, I remembered the fun times I had playing on Mario Party 6 and 7, but this one really didn't live up to those memories.
You're stuck in a car with your enemies, at one point (with single player) you have 3 enemies riding with you (and it seems they always have the advantage). Some of the mini games a pure luck, and the computer players are predictable. If this wasn't the only other game I had, I'd trade it in. It is NOT worth the $40 I paid for it.
this game is perfect for parties of all ages. must buy if u have a wii, you will enjoy this game very much
If it could suck more...
... it would become a blackhole. What I hated from previous MarioParty installments was the fact that luck played a big role in determining the outcome, although being the best at minigames often put you ahead enough for you to win regardless. Now you can just forget that, it's luck based entirely.