Nintendo and Best Buy Updates Bring New 'Mario Party 9' Gameplay Details

Revealed! You and up to three friends may be mashing some buttons for coins.

A recent update to the Best Buy Mario Party 9 product page has revealed some the particulars of what you'll be doing in Nintendo's next big party game. In particular, it lays out some info on co-op and competitive boss battles as well as a Bullet Bill race event coming to the sequel. Many of the same details have been carried over on the Nintendo page for the game while also providing some info on the new minigame mode which lets you practice a few of the events outside of the full game.

This mode is, of course, almost certainly intended for that friend who's really ultra competitive when it comes to party games and fumes when he's behind everyone else's score. (You know who I'm talking about).

Here are some bullet points grabbed from both pages giving you an idea of what's coming in Mario Party 9:

  • For the first time in the Mario Party franchise, each stage culminates in a Boss Battle. Collectively, players must combine their strength to defeat classic foes such as Bowser™ and King Boo while still playing competitively to boost their own individual scores.

  • Hit the road and travel with your party across stages together for the first time, and take turns as Captain of exciting vehicles like a convertible, flying carpet, submarine and more

  • Keep the fun going with 80 new mini games, adventure-filled stages and exciting new game modes

  • Tap the Wii Remote's buttons to escape spooky haunted mansions, run and jump across an array of moving platforms and engage in fierce battles above a fiery magma pit

  • No time to play through an entire stage? New minigame modes let players enjoy the action in smaller chunks of time. They can hone their skills at any minigame in Free Play mode or try the Extras mode that includes Goomba Bowling and the puzzle-based Castle Clearout.

Mario Party 9 will be on U.S. shelves on March 11th.

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