Mario Party 9 gets major points for changing up a series that got extremely stale over more than eight previous entries. It threw away the rule book and put all the characters in one vehicle, traveling around the game boards together and competing for miniature stars instead of coins. And it worked surprisingly well, considering how different it was. It would have been even better if all the Wii Remote mini-games had worked, but oh well.
Mario Party 9 (2012)