PlayBook: Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 is the latest installment in the popular Mario Party franchise. Staying true to the series, players will compete across a game board and collect “mini stars” by completing various mini-games, and whoever collects the most “mini stars” at the end of the round will win the game. Players roll dice to move along the game board, and minigames are accessed when players land on a specific space. These short games range from bumper cars, to boss battles and bowling. The winner is awarded with the most mini-stars, while the runner-ups receive less. Sometimes players will land on hazard spaces, which may cause them to lose stars. Each level culminates in a special boss fight where everyone must work together to defeat the foe. Because of the fun unpredictability Mario Party 9, players should expect to lose and gain mini-stars at a frequent, sporadic pace. This game simple to play and understand, and contains little cartoon violence, so it is recommend for kids 8 and up.