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Mario Party 9

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Overall 8
7.5

Mario Party 9

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: "Another Mario Party ? Good grief. Is there really any way this game could give us something we haven't already gotten from the Mario Party series? Is there going to be any reason to buy this game over the seven other Mario Party titles available on the Wii, or Wii Party , or any of the other mini-game collections that have flooded the Wii market since day one?
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Overall 8
8.0

Mario Party 9 review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: For a good number of gamers, the Mario Party series often elicits two wildly different reactions. Some fondly remember hours spent with friends huddled around a console -- be it a Nintendo 64 or a GameCube -- while wildly spinning an analog stick and harshly teasing one another. Others remember it as an exercise in AI-driven inequality and unfairness, if not as one of the most obnoxiously pervasive franchises in Nintendo's long history that outwore its welcome years ago.
  • Pros: More balanced than ever, New, addictive minigames, Boss battles a nice touch
  • Cons: Linear stages get predictable, Some fans may miss random cruelty, Minigames can become infrequent
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Mario Party 9

Game Boyz
17 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Fun for groups of all ages, Mario Party returns with its 9th instalment that brings new gameplay and new mini-games.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Mario Party 9

Game Boyz
17 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Fun for groups of all ages, Mario Party returns with its 9th instalment that brings new gameplay and new mini-games.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 7
7.4
Gameplay 7
6.8

Mario Party 9

GameTrailers
13 March 2012
  • 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. Retooling the familiar multiplayer-focused board game fun with a deluge of new mini-games and some intriguing updates to the flow of gameplay, Mario Party 9 shakes things up just enough to merit another trip around the block, but you may find that all of the changes...
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Overall 7
6.8
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 6
6.4
Control 6
6.4
Addiction 7
7.0

Mario Party 9 Review

Cheat Code Central
12 March 2012
Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

Mario Party 9

Digital Chumps
12 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Excluding Wii Party, Mario Party 9 is the first we’ve seen in nearly five years of what was historically a perennial series. This break in the action has provided an opportunity for reinvention, and to some extent, that’s what’s occurred. What it all boils down to is a clever, unexpected, and much-needed reboot of a series that previously didn’t seem to have much left in the way of creativity.
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Overall 9
8.5

Mario Party 9

Nintendo World Report
12 March 2012
  • Summary: Wii like to Party with Mario and friends!
  • Pros: Faster game pace, Fun mini-games, Polished game controls, Streamlined board game design, Tons of gameplay modes to partake in
  • Cons: Boards are a tad dull, Donkey Kong still isn't playable, Luck still a big factor in the game, Still no online play
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
11 March 2012
  • 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. We have been here a few times before. The characters are well known, and the core gameplay is something we have seen in the past eight games. Yet, there is surprisingly a lot of new content to be found.
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Overall 9
8.5

Mario Party 9

Nintendo World Report
4 March 2012
  • Summary: There ain't no party like a Mario Party party!
  • Pros: Dozens of consistently excellent mini-games, Lots of single and multiplayer content, Most features are open from the get-go, Presentation is crisp and clear, Whole new board game structure
  • Cons: Extras mode won’t keep you engaged for long, It is a bit too linear sometimes, No online component
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