We were given the chance to do a Hot Wheels Spin Shotz Party, through House Party. The kids were all sorts of excited, because it looks like a great game! Or so we thought…….
The day of the party arrived, we set out the prizes, the cupcakes and the snacks. Our party was scheduled to start at 2pm, but by 2:10, nobody arrived, so we started playing anyway. The kids were excited, and I couldn’t hold them back any longer. We started setting up the tracks, but the instructions were useless. I don’t even know how to describe the instructions, but they made no sense and didn’t help at all. We figured that maybe we would get more help on set up in the game instructions…..but there weren’t any.
In our package, we received 2 of the the Hot Wheels Spin Shotz Hyperspeed Showdown Playsets, 2 of the Hot Wheels-Spin Shotz Disc Green Alien Starter Sets, 13 of the Hot Wheels SpinShotz Stunting Packs in random types, 12 coupon booklets and 12 Hot Wheels Lanyards. The total retail value of this package was just under $200, and it was useless!
None of the boxes we received had any instructions on how to play the game. So we took to YouTube for videos, but the only things we could find were of an older man faking enthusiasm for this game, and still no directions on how to play. It was either fake happiness, or play instructions for tracks that we weren’t sent, and therefore couldn’t use. So we made our own game by moving the track around and seeing what we could do.
We had 2 guests show up at 2:40 and that is when the kids started to have fun, but I am pretty sure it was more about having their friends here than the actual toys. They still weren’t using the tracks, and instead, put the spinning part of the toys in a tray and tried to knock each other out of it.
In all honesty, I am glad that only 2 kids showed up, because if we had a load of kids here, and this “game”, I’d be embarrassed to show it to them. The fact that there were no instructions on how to play, or even game suggestions, made this a frustrating event.
With that being said, they have been playing with this for about an hour now, trying to come up with a game to play. So, there may be no actual game, but they seem to enjoy trying to pretend that there is a game….. They are moving parts around, stacking the spinning toys, crashing into each other, and that is what seems to be keeping them occupied. We didn’t receive enough launchers for 12 kids, although there are spinners for 12 children, so if more kids came to the party, many would be left out, with nothing to do, because they don’t have a launcher.
I really think Hot Wheels should stick to cars, because this game bombed!