MMGN: Mario Party 9 follows the same gameplay structure as the long-running franchise, but changes things up with a new way to move around the game board and with the introduction of boss fights. The mini-games use the Wii Remote wisely and don’t force pathetic motion controls on the player, as was the case with Mario Party 8. It leads to much improved mini-games, which now adapt to the number of human players. Unfortunately the overall experience is much the same as past games. Gaming has changed with the rise of online, but Mario Party hasn’t kept up. It shouldn’t be an online game; the players should be next to each other in the same room, but it needs to do something to make us want to throw a Mario Party specifically to play it and Mario Party 9 just doesn’t do that.