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Mario Party 9 is a Nintendo Wii game released in 2012. There are 82 mini-games, with Free-For-Alls (44), 1 vs RIvals (10), Bowser Jr. (10), and Boss Battles (14). There are also 4 Extra mini-games which can be played on Extras.

Free-For-All

# Name Rules Controls Time limit COM Record
1 Buddy Bounce Bounce on the clouds to collect as many balloons as you can. Bounce on the head of another player to reach higher, more valuable balloons. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. 30 seconds N/A
2 Logger Heads Use your ax to be the first to split the logs placed in front of you. Look out for Bob-ombs that explode if you hit them by mistake! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Swing it down to split the logs. Press A to dodge. N/A N/A
3 Pinball Fall Choose your ball, then let luck take over as you roll downhill. Be the first to reach the bottom to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move the remote and press A to choose your ball. If you're in the hole, shake the remote to get out. 10 seconds (to choose your ball) N/A
4 Launch Break Use the controls on-screen to build up energy in your three-stage rocket. The player who blast hits for his or her rocket highest wins! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Press 1, 2 then shake your Wii Remote. 15 seconds (to press three buttons) N/A
5 Goomba Village Watch the Goombas as they run into different Toad Houses. Try to be the first player to guess which Toad Houses hold the most Goombas! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move the remote and press A to choose your house. 10 seconds (to choose your house) N/A
6 Speeding Bullets Pilot Bullet Bill to the finish line as fast as you can. Pass over dash zones to boost your speed. Hitting obstacles will lower your speed. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Tilt the remote in the direction you want to go to. N/A 0:45.00
7 Pianta Pool Grab as many of the rings the Pianta throws into the pool as you can! Pink rings are worth three points. Gold rings are worth five points. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Tilt the remote in the direction you want to go to. 60 seconds N/A
8 Chain Event Slide down the chain, and dodge the Spike Balls. Be the first player to reach the ground to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Tilt the remote in the direction you want to go to. N/A 0:25.00 (Time Attack)
9 Skyjinks Make your way across floating platforms toward the goal. If you fall, you'll lose a heart. If you have any hearts remaining, you'll return to the platforms. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, press 2 to jump. N/A N/A
10 Skipping Class Press the buttons in the order on-screen to perform jump-rope tricks. The faster you enter the button combinations, the more point you'll earn. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press the buttons that shows on-screen. N/A N/A
11 Mecha Choice Choose a safe route to escape the Mechakoopas. If you pick a dead end, you're out! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press A, 1, 2 to go to the respective door. You can change your door until time runs out. 3 seconds (to choose your door) N/A
12 Jigsaw Jumble Find the missing pieces in each of the five puzzles. Be the first to complete them all to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move the remote and press A to choose the puzzle piece. N/A 0:30.00
13 Growing Up Press the buttons that appear on-screen to grow your vine. The faster you press the buttons, the higher your vine will grow. The highest vine wins! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press the buttons appear on-screen. N/A N/A
14 Upward Mobility Use the Jump Blocks to bounce up to the goal high above the clouds! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press the arrow keys to move, 2 to jump. N/A 0:35.00 (Time Attack)
15 Ring Leader Jump your Dolphin through the floating rings. Red rings are worth one point, and the higher gold rings are worth three points. Hold the Wii remote vertically. Swing down to go down, swing up to jump. N/A N/A
16 Smash Compactor Jump in an open hole as fast as you can. Anyone left after the doors close will get smashed! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 1 to punch, 2 to jump, and 1 while jumping to kick. N/A N/A
17 Peak Precision Match the buttons on the handholds to climb as fast as you can! Be careful: pressing the wrong button will cause you to slip back. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press the buttons appear on-screen. N/A 0:15.00
18 10 to Win Players choose a panel and watch as number on the back boosts them, another player, or everybody. Be the first player to raise your platform to 10 to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move the remote and press A to choose a panel. 10 seconds (to choose a panel) N/A
19 Tuber Tug Pull the vine to pick the vegetables! Move the Wii Remote as fast as you can and fill your basket with the most tubers to win. Hold the Wii remote vertically. Hold down A and B and shake the Wii Remote up and down. Release A and B to pick vegetables off the vine. 10 seconds 20 points
20 Card Smarts Choose a card from your hand. Whoever plays the card with the highest number earns one point. Be the first player to earn three points to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press left and right arrows to choose your card. 5 seconds (to choose a card) N/A
21 Toad and Go Seek Remember which house Toad enters, then be the first to pay him a visit! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. N/A N/A
22 Polar Extreme Make your way across the drifting ice chunks. Be the first to board the ship at the end to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, press 2 to jump. N/A N/A
23 Goomba Bowling Throw the shell down the lane to topple as many Goombas as you can! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Press A to switch between position and angle setting. Press left and right keys to control each. Wave the remote while holding B to throw. 15 seconds (for each throw) 100 points (Extra)
24 Tumble Temple Dodge the Spiked Balls as they roll down the ramp. Be the last player standing to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump. 60 seconds N/A
25 Twist Ending Unlock the treasure chests by twisting their dials until the marks line up. Be the first to unlock three chests to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Tilt the remote in the direction of the arrows, stop when you need. N/A N/A
26 Manor of Escape Find the door on each floor that leads to the floor below. Be the first to escape the manor to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press left and right to move, press up while standing in front of a door to enter it. N/A N/A
27 Player Conveyor Navigate the conveyor belts to get to the goal in the center. Once you get on the conveyor belt, you can't get off until you reach its end. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. >60 seconds N/A
28 Ballistic Beach Aim your cannon and blast the targets on the distant islands. Be the first player to hit on of your targets to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to aim your cannon, 2 to shoot. N/A 1:00.00 (Time Attack)
29 Bumper Bubbles Guide your bubble to collect as many balloons as you can. If you hit a Spiked Ball, you bubble will pop and your balloons will scatter! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Tilt it to go to the direction you want, hold 2 to go up. 60 seconds N/A
30 Flinger Painting Launch paint blobs at the canvas. Cover the most space with your color to win! (Time Attack: Cover 90% of the space with your color as fast as you can!) Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move it to shoot the place you want to. Press A to shoot, hold A and release to launch bigger blobs. 15 seconds 0:25.00 (Time Attack)
31 Bomb Barge Stay on the raft as long as you can! Avoid Bob-ombs, or run into them before they explode to kick them away from you! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump. 60 seconds N/A
32 Don't Look Watch for the arrows that appear on-screen, and then quickly look in a different direction than the way they're pointing! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Swing it to the direction you have to look. N/A N/A
33 Snow Go Be the first player to complete five laps. Use the dash ramp to avoid losing speed in the deep snow. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to steer, 2 to accelerate, and 1 to reverse. If you get frozen, shake the remote to escape. N/A 0:25.00
34 Piranha Patch Gather as many flowers as you can. Pink flowers are worth one point, and gold flowers are worth three. Be careful: you'll lose a point for each Piranha Plant you pick by mistake! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. 30 seconds N/A
35 Plunder Ground Watch the jewels fall into the chests, and then track the Monty Moles as they burrow. Try to pick a chest with jewels in it. The player with the most jewels after three rounds wins! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, press 2 to choose a chest. 10 seconds (to choose a chest) N/A
36 Pier Pressure Pick the fishing rod with a Cheep Cheep on the hook. If you choose the one with an Urchin on it, you're out! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, press 2 to choose a fishing rod. 10 seconds (to choose) N/A
37 Billistics Dodge the Bullet Bills until you are the last player standing. Be careful: flashing Bullet Bills will home in on you! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. 60 seconds N/A
38 Pit or Platter Tilt the platter to roll your ball into the glowing areas. Earn more points by scoring repeatedly without dropping the ball. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Tilt the remote to tilt the platter. 30 seconds 50 points
39 Thwomper Room Avoid the Thwomps, and be the last player standing! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump. 30 seconds N/A
40 Urn It Choose the image with the pattern that matches the one or the spinning urn. The faster you choose the correct images, the more points you'll receive. Hold the Wii remote vertically. Move the remote and press A to choose. 10 seconds (to choose) N/A
41 Goomba Spotting Try to accurately count the number of Goombas that run across the screen. Be careful you don't count other creatures in your tally. Hold the Wii remote sideways. When a Goomba run by, press A to count it. The number of times you press should be the same or almost the same to the number of Goombas. N/A N/A
42 Magma Mayhem Keep your balance on the tilting platform while trying to knock any other players off. Be the last player on the platform to win! Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 1 to punch, 2 to jump, and 1 while jumping to kick. 60 seconds N/A
43 Pizza Me, Mario Toss your toppings onto the rotating pizza. Be the first to get your toppings on every slice to win! Hold the Wii remote vertically. Lift the remote to toss your toppings. N/A 1:00.00 (Time Attack)
44 Fungi Frenzy Ground-pound the panels to collect as many mushrooms as you can. At the start of every round, you'll see how many mushrooms are under each panel. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump, and 2 while jumping to perform a ground pound. 30 seconds (for each round) N/A

1 vs. Rivals

# Name Rules Controls (Solo) Controls (Team) Time limit
1 Ruins Rumble The solo player must try to smash into the other players including Dry Bones by chasing them around the course. The solo player wins by taking down all of the other players. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to steer your vehicle. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. 30 seconds
2 Hazard Hold Unleash fire, electricity, and wind on your opponents! The solo player must hit all of the other players to win. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to face different switches, 2 to activate it. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump. 30 seconds
3 Line in the Sand The solo player must eliminate the other players by surrounding them with lines in the sand. Hold the Wii remote vertically. Hold A while pointing to draw a line in the sand. Keep drawing to create a circle around the other players. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to run. 30 seconds
4 Block and Roll The solo player must carry three blocks from the right to the left as the other players roll boulders to stop the solo player's progress. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. Go to the right to pick up a block, and go to the left to drop it off. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to release a boulder." 60 seconds
5 Tackle Takedown The solo player must run for the goal line while avoiding tackles from the other players. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 2 to sprint. You can sprint as long as you still have a sprint icon remaining. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to tackle. 30 seconds
6 Weird Wheels Drive your wacky-wheeled car to the goal! Press the correct buttons in the order shown on-screen to move forward. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys in order on-screen. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press 1 or 2 in order on-screen. N/A
7 Spike-n-Span The solo player hits the floor the other players are standing on in order to bounce the Spiked Ball in their direction. The solo player must hit all of the other players to win. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 2 to jump. Hold the Wii remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 2 to jump. 30 seconds
8 Hole Hogs The solo player must hammer the other players before they can earn points. The other players earn points by staying above ground without getting hit. Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at your target, and press A to hammer. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys, 1 or 2 to choose a hole to pop out of. Earn a point every time you escape without being hit. Fill the points meter at the bottom to win! 30 seconds
9 Pix Fix Return the picture panels to their correct positions! The first side to complete their image wins! Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at a panel, and press and hold A to grab it. Twist the Wii Remote to rotate the panel, and then release A Button to put it back in place. Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at a panel, and press and hold A to grab it. Twist the Wii Remote to rotate the panel, and then release A Button to put it back in place. N/A
10 Mob Sleds Keep away from the sleds! The solo player wins by avoiding the players on sleds until time runs out. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Sleds move automatically. Press arrow keys to turn up, down, left, or right along the snow tracks. 30 seconds

Bowser Jr.

# Name Rules Controls Time limit
1 Mecha March Work with your teammate to operate a two-legged vehicle in order to chase and catch Bowser Jr. Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Wave it in time with the instructions shown on-screen. N/A
2 Bowser Pop Use the seesaw to launch you and your teammate into the air, and pop all of Bowser Jr.'s balloons. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 2 to get on the seesaw while on the ground. The player on the seesaw can press arrow keys to move it left or right. 30(+10) seconds
3 Double Pounder Ground-pound switches of the same color at the same time as your teammate. Ground-pound all of the switches before time runs out to win! Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump, and 2 while jumping to perform a ground pound. 30 seconds
4 Zoom Room Work with your teammate to catch Bowser Jr. as he races around the maze. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move. 30 seconds
5 Cage Match Catch Bowser Jr. as he climbs around the fence. Hit Bowser Jr. from the other side of the fence to temporarily stun him. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 1 to hit the fence. Press 1 while on one of the revolving doors to switch which side of the fence you're on. 30 seconds
6 Crossfire Caverns Blast Bowser Jr. as he tries to evade you and your teammate. Score three direct hits to win! Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to move your mine cart. Press 2 to fire your cannon. 30 seconds
7 Bumper Sparks Ram into Bowser Jr. to knock him into the electrified ring around the platform. Knock him into the ring three times to win! Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to move your vehicle. 30 seconds
8 Sand Trap Drop Bowser Jr.! Ground-pound a switch to highlight a row of blocks. Do it at the same time as your team mate to make a block disappear where your two rows intersect. Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move, 2 to jump, and 2 while jumping to perform a ground pound. 30 seconds
9 Pair of Aces Blast Bowser Jr. out of the sky! Hit him with three shots from your cannon to win! Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at the area you want to shoot your cannon, and press A to fire. Press B to dodge Bowser Jr.'s incoming attacks. 30 seconds
10 Pedal to the Paddle Work with your teammate to rotate your wheel by jumping on the platforms that will spin it to the right. Reach the goal before Bowser Jr. to win! Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press arrow keys to move and 2 to jump. N/A

Boss Battles

# Name Rules Time limit Phase 1 attack Phase 2 attack
1 Sock it to Lakitu Punch the blocks when Bullet Bills appear on them to launch attacks on Lakitu. The more Bullet Bills on the block, the bigger the attack! N/A Throws spike Koopas. Throws bigger spike Koopas, take away two points each instead of one.
2 Wiggler Bounce Ground-pound the segments of Wiggler's body to deal damage. The segments with the purple mark are worth one point, and the segment with the red mark is worth three. N/A Summon plants to attack you. Wiggler moves faster.
3 Whomp Stomp Players each choose 0 or 1 turns of the platform. Try picking a number that keeps you from winding up under Whomp! Players left standing can ground-pound Whomp for points! 10 seconds (to choose) Smash a player below him. Jump on the machine, each time add 1 turn of the platform.
4 Bombard Big Bob-Omb Lob bombs at King Bob-omb! Bombs are thrown in order from left to right, and bigger bombs do more damage. Be careful: if two players or more select the same bomb, neither gets to throw it! 10 seconds (to choose) Throws a bomb away (if there are less than 4 players), the player who select that bomb can't throw it. Throws a bomb to attack players who can't throw a bomb.
5 Deck Dry Bones Watch the cards. After they flip over, try to choose a card that matches the image of the platform Dry Bones is standing on. 5 seconds (to choose) Throws a bone to players who choose a Bones card or choose nothing. Switch cards in one column or one row before standing on a platform.
6 King Boo's Puzzle Attack Line of three or more of the same item to launch an attack on King Boo. Line up lightning bolts for an extra powerful attack! N/A No attack, but if any of your rivals line up three lightning bolts you get -3. Send a ghost, if it catches you, you need to shake the remote to get out.
7 Cheep Cheep Shot Grab shells and fire them at Cheep Cheep as fast as you can while avoiding his attacks. N/A Mash to the front at the screen and hit players. Jump out of water and jump down to hit players, so avoid his shadow.
8 Blooper Barrage Blast Blooper with your cannon! Make sure you shoot down any Urchins that come flying your way! N/A Throws Urchins directly to you. Sometimes he makes you hard to see him and the Urchins.
9 Spike Strike Grab a hammer as fast as you can to knock the rolling Spiked Balls back at Spike! Gold hammers are worth three points, iron hammers are worth one, and branches aren't worth anything! N/A Throw Spiked Balls at players. Magma comes closer.
10 Chain Chomp Romp Watch the tracks, and choose a mine cart that will lead you to a cannon. Don't let your rivals get to the good carts before you! Gold cannons are worth three points, iron cannons are worth one. 10 seconds (to choose) Bite player who come straight at him. Two rails come straight at him instead of one.
11 Bowser Jr. Breakdown Hit the Dice Blocks. The number that appears will light segments of the gauge at the top of the screen. Light specific segments of the gauge to deal damage to Bowser Jr. 10 seconds (to hit) Light Bowser Jr. segments, he will summon two 1-2 Dice Blocks down and attacks you depends on those Dice Blocks. There are three Bowser Jr. segments instead of one.
12 Bowser's Block Battle Throw the dice! The more pictures of your character that show up on the dice, the more damage you'll do to Bowser. Be careful: if Bowser shows up on the dice, he gets to attack! 10 seconds (to throw the dice) Attack you with the dice. Throw his own dice down to summon any of his previous bosses, include himself.

Note: Diddy's Banana Blast and DK's Banana Bonus don't actually count as boss mini-games, since they don't appear in Boss Rush. They do appear in Free Play as Boss Minigames, however.

Minigame Modes

Extra Minigames

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