Excerpt: You don't make it to nine in a franchise by being a slouch. Fans enjoy the game when you can make it to that number. Nintendo knows how to make party games, and Mario Party 9 is no exception. Nintendo is also not afraid to mix things up and try something new.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: In the end though, it boils down the same Mario Party that you either love or hate. Fans of the series will more or less like its new formula, and haters will… well, hate. Each map will provide a nice serving of competitiveness against your friends and all within a reasonable amount of time.
Excerpt: Five years seems like a long wait between installments of Nintendo’s popular Mario-themed party game series, but a new developer and some much-needed downtime has helped to freshen the antiquated franchise.
Excerpt: It's time to smash controllers once again. Mario Party 9 busts on to the Wii, five years after the last main installment. This is the first game in the series to be made by Nd Cube Co. instead of Hudson Soft. The game feels very familiar as soon as you turn it on.