Dry Bones Party 9 is the ninth installment in the Dry Bones Party series, and the second title in the series to be released for the Wii. It came out on June 1, 2012 for Japan, June 6, 2012 for Europe, June 12, 2012 for Australia, and June 21, 2012 for America. It came out seven months before Mario Party 8 even came out. Dry Bones Party 8 is followed by Dry Bones Party: Island Tour in mid-2014, and Dry Bones Party 10 in June 2016.
Like previous Dry Bones Party titles, Dry Bones Party 9 was developed and published by LarryKoopa102 Inc.. In contrast to Mario Party 9, Dry Bones Party 9 received more positive reviews, with critics voicing approval of its single-player gameplay and its ability to use other controllers like the Gamecube controller.
This game starts off when the Koopa Troop is collecting Coins for their boss. However, Mario uses the brand new Violet Void to steal all of the Coins to get revenge on the Koopa Troop for making get eaten by the Purple Frenzy near his Warped Lunar Space Station in Dry Bones Party 8. Dry Bones and the crew battle on boards to get the Coins back.
After defeating Toad in Mario Station, Mario challenges them once again to get the Coins. He puts the Violet Void right behind him. After the player uses the Star Rod once again to defeat Mario, he gets sucked into his own Violet Void, and the Coins return to Earth. After that, the Dry Bones transforms into the Purple Frenzy and eats up Mario Station. Mario, disappointed for losing the Coins and Mario Station, heads back to his Warped Lunar Space Station from Dry Bones Party 8.
Since this game is the Violet Wisp's first appearance in a Dry Bones Party game, this is the first time for the Violet Void to suck up Mario.