It’s not often we review games here at TechSquare, but when we either get an important and amazing game that’s been released, or like this one, a new game in a series. We’ll give it our thoughts and opinions.
Right off the bat, yes, it feels like a Mario Party game, that’s a good start, right? However I actually am slightly disappointed in this game. I say slightly, I am disappointed in this game. I use to have such fun playing Mario Party, my favourite being Mario Party 7 for the NGC. And this is just completely different comparing the two, yes it’s got the boards, characters and the spaces. But it’s missing what makes Mario Party, well..Mario Party.
The characters are your usual characters you can expect, Mario, Peach etc. And there’s nothing wrong with them, except no Boo sadly, but ah well. The boards, seem nice, haven’t had the chance to play every single one, but I’ve certainly got a taster. And the minigames are actually really nice and feel unique comparing to other Mario Party games. But some need to be played first before you get the hang of it, instead of reading instructions. And Nintendo have given us 80 BRAND NEW ones! Which is excellent. These are really the only good points that I can give Mario Party 9. And these are usually found in each one anyway!
The concept of going around a board with the other characters, in a small car seems pretty cool, but it’s really gimmicky. And it’s just not the same being able to go around and explore the map by yourself. And stuff that they left out, which they didn’t have to. The lack of items, yes, there’s dice blocks and a few others. But really? Candys? Orbs? These we’re amazing ideas that made the game twice as fun!
It’s a beautiful looking game, and you can see Nintendo did try with this one, but possibly a little too much? This is proberly the last Mario Party title to his the Wii. But maybe Mario Party 3DS, or a Mario Party 10 on the Wii U can help me fall back in love with the Mario Party I always knew and loved.
Officially TechSquared – Our Rating 7.5/10