Summary: My 4 year old was obsessed with Mario Party 8, so we bought this for him last Christmas. It's not my favorite, but he enjoys it and it's a nice family game. I think 8 was better, but it's always good to have something different to play!
Summary: Bought this for my daughter (who will be 4 in Feb) because she loved playing Mario Party 8. Some of the mini games are a little tough for her to play. But this is a GREAT game for family game night.
Summary: The Good: Great graphics, fun board games, keeping people together makes things more challenging, a lot of fun and well made mini-games The Bad: Not enough board items, not enough boards or content, it would be nice to split players up some times, no online play I can't believe this series had gone on for this long. It was a super fun game back on the Nintendo 64 and continues to be so. The great thing about Mario Party is that it doesn't fix what's not broken.
Makes a few daring changes but for the most part it works
22 March 2013
Summary: Mario Party 9 marks Mario's last appearance on the Wii before he makes his HD debut on the Wii U. For some reason, I really like the fact that his last Wii game was a Mario Party game...it almost makes sense, as if they made a Mario Party to make a statement like, "Okay, time to say goodbye to the Wii! Let's throw a goodbye party!" Now on to my review: As most people know, the Mario Party series is the most stubborn video game series when it comes to innovating.
Summary: I've played many Mario Parties. This is the first one I have played on the Wii. The largest difference has to be that everyone progresses through the game board at the same time. Every player takes a turn being the captain driving some sort a vehicle around the game board. This keeps the game very straight forward and cuts back on the amount of times each player takes looking at the map and trying to figure out where to go.
This is still Mario Party, though not everyone will like the new changes.
4 May 2012
Summary: Fans of previous Mario Parties will find this latest title a bit different than its predecessors. One of the largest differences you'll notice is that everyone travels together. The good thing about this is that it is less of a wait for everyone to take turns, and 1st time players won't get lost on the map and not know where everyone is. The bad thing is that you can't really use items to kind of hurt the other players as much.