Weekends are the time that I get to relax and have some fun. After a week of hard work, there’s nothing like kicking back with friends and family to have some fun competitive Wii and some munchable munchies. This weekend, we decided to try a new game for the Wii – Super Star Kartz. Also for the first time, I picked up my game from a Redbox. I’ve seen Redbox kiosks in lots of stores, but never had the occasion to check them out. “After all,” I thought, “I have Netflix – what’s the difference?”
It turns out there’s a big difference. Redbox is a very convenient way to get the latest DVD, Blu-ray and video game releases. Whether you have a Wii, XBox, or just want to watch a good flick, you can stop by your nearest Redbox to see what’s available. There are Redbox kiosks in my local Walmart, grocery store, and drugstores, so pretty much I can grab or drop off the movie whenever I’m out running errands.
I tried to pick up the video game at Walmart, however they were sold out. So I went online and reserved a copy of the game to pick-up at Albertson’s. I loved that I could reserve the game I wanted in advance, and I’ll be sure to reserve any future games or movies that I really want before heading out to pick it up.
Dreamwork’s Super Star Kartz for Wii is incredibly fun. As in it’ll be hard for you to stop playing kind of fun. Admittedly, it was a little slow-going at first. I was repeatedly in last place until I started getting the hang of things. Eventually we all figured out how to do the bonus moves and use or power-ups to make all of the races even more exciting (and competitive.) This was the first racing game I’ve played on the Wii and I loved how I could turn the controller like a steering wheel to make it more like car racing.
When you’re playing a good game, you want to have some good snacks too. I decided to prepare some nachos for people to enjoy while we were racing. We had a few of the nacho ingredients already on-hand, such as the chili, but I head out to Walmart to grab the rest – tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, and some cheese queso dip.
First, I put the chips in an pan lined with foil and baked the tortilla chips only at 350 degrees for five minutes. At the same time, I heated up the chili on the stove. When the chips were done warming, I poured the chili onto the chips, then topped with lots of cheese. The pan went back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes – just long enough for the cheese to melt and get all gooey. The sour cream was served on the side since not everyone is a fan.
Thanks to Redbox, we were able to easily (and affordably at just $2/night) try out a new game as part of our family fun night. Make sure you also follow Redbox on Twitter and on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest promotions – sometimes they even have free DVD codes!
For other great games and their reviews, check out the Couch Critics review site at www.couchcritics.info. For a look at our shopping trip for DreamWork’s Super Star Kartz, you can view our photo album.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. All opinions are my own. #CBias #SocialFabric