Specifically for my birthday Nintendo of America released their North American commercial for Mario Party 9. Believe it or not, this board bonanza is one of my most anticipated games of the year, even hot off the disappointing predecessor. That said, Mario Party 9 offers 80 new mini-games, boss battles, seven new boards, a fresh formula, and all created by ND Cube (Wii Party). This ad shows a saccharine and sweet family (any more sweet and I'd get cavities) playing the game. Mario Party 9 comes out March 11th in North America. Expect a full review short thereafter.