Well after a long wait it arrived Mario Party 9 is here, and oh dear! what a disapointment, its just not the same as previous 8 titles that we have come to love.
There seems to be no competition for stars, you just collect the mini stars (NO COINS) then lose the lot 'as I did' at the very last turn, nothing to bank, nothing save, nothing to buy & collect. The mini games are just too easy, and clearly not enough on them. They have taken all the competition out of the game, it used to be a board game on the the screen which was great you could run away the game if you had been lucky with the dice, now you opponents shake the dice for you and all move togther. The game its self is also over too quickly no option for turns 10-50 like in previous editions, 3 of us played ended in 35mins. I hope if MP 10 returns then we will go back to the old format, for me its just no the same,