Summary: Great to see a new Mario Party with wide screen. But they changed it up too much. Gone are the days where you are on your own and battle eachother but now you work together!? I know right? Weird.
Summary: I have been a big Mario Party fan ever since I got #4 on my GameCube when I was a child. I noticed that after Mario Party 7, things started going downhill. Mario Party 8 was a bust; it just didn't feel right.
Not up to the standards of past Mario Party titles
Chris Garrison, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: Our household has played Mario Party 4, 7, 8 over and over, sometimes obsessively, as a great family party game. Mario Party 9 is fun and brings a sort of cooperation/competition angle to it, since all players are in the same vehicle, changing who is captain.
If you loved Mario Party 8, you probably won't love this!!!
J. Herzo "BargainZFinder2009", Amazon
7 October 2012
Summary: We are big Mario Party fans - it's like playing a board game on the screen, but with all the fun of mini games and challenges etc. Mario Party 8 and previous versions, had you traveling across a game board as individuals, trying to beat the other players.
Strays from the series in negative and positive ways
Jennifer T., Amazon
2 September 2012
Summary: Mario Party is always that game you pull out for your non-gamer friends. Its appeal is its simplicity and how anyone can pick it up and learn to play it within a matter of minutes. This game seemed to emphasize that goal, making it easier than ever to win.
5 stars for children under 10, 1 or 2 stars for adult players. Your mileage may vary.
R. McAdams, Amazon
19 March 2012
Summary: So,... we played this last Saturday. My family is a strong proponent for the Mario Party games. We have been addicted to the series since came out on the GameCube, and we even went out and bought & for the 64 after the fact. We loved , and have been waiting for an update, ever since.