Step It Up
Step it Up is a Minigame mode in Mario Party DS and Mario Party 9. This mode requires four players (CPUs included) in DS, but it can also be played by just 2 or 3 players in 9. In this mode players compete to see who can be first to win 3, 5 or 7 minigames, depending on the options chosen, and after each minigame the player who won each minigame would get to climb one stair in DS or some of the stairs in 9. The first player to win 3, 5, or 7 minigames wins the mode. This mode is in some of the previous installments in the series, only with a different name and a different background.
In Mario Party DS players could pick among 4-Player, 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 2 or Duel Minigames. In Mario Party 9 the players could pick between Free-For-All minigames or I vs Rivals minigames. If players were playing the Mario Party DS version, the minigame would be chosen randomly. However, in Mario Party 9, the player in last place would get to choose between five different minigames in the minigame wheel.
 In-Game Description
"Be the first player to win a certain number of minigames to become the champion!"