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NASCAR Unleashed for Wii

It’s not very often that I feature a Wii game for Him, yet we all know that the men in our lives love a little gaming action too, right? And what better game to join my 2011 Holiday Gift Guide than NASCAR Unleashed for Wii! Both hubby and I loved being able to review this game, we became big NASCAR fans since seeing a race live, in Arizona while on a holiday in 2007.

About NASCAR Unleashed: racers break free from the ovals as they explode onto the pavements, beaches and off-road areas of some of the most beloved NASCAR sanctioned race tracks. The thrill in re-discovering familiar tracks with a new twist gives NASCAR Unleashed a completely unchained stock car experience.
See the sights, feel the salty ocean breeze and blast past the lofty skyscrapers; it’s a whole new world of NASCAR!

NASCAR Unleashed features:

  • All-Star Pack: Fifteen of NASCAR’s biggest drivers make their appearance in the game! Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and many more!
  • Racetrack Déjà Vu: Players will race on real life NASCAR sanctioned race tracks with a bit of a twist. Players will make their way across familiar parts of the track and burst into brand new areas they wouldn’t expect! Tracks include: Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Bumper to Bumper: Bumping and grinding is the name of the game as players will have to fight their way up to pole position. Opponents won’t make it easy though as they’ll be every bit as ruthless as you on their quest to be the best!
  • Race to Victory: The key to winning is the mastery of important NASCAR techniques like drafting and sling-shotting past the opposition. Players are awarded for skillful driving with a “boost” power-up that allows them to pull in front of the competition and go for the checkered flag.
  • Arcade Action: Racing is wild, fast and crazy as players drift around corners and hit massive jumps while trying to avoid being wrecked.
  • Unlockables Unleashed: After winning events, players will be rewarded with fun and goofy upgrades that can be used to customize their cars into something unique and outrageous.

Hubby and I haven’t enjoyed playing a racing game this much, since Mario Cart! Yet with NASCAR Unleashed, it’s more like being on the real racetrack, you know, sans puffy clouds and kid-like characters. And, real fans get the thrill of seeing real drivers featured in the game. We both felt like we were there while playing {the graphics are great!}, complete with leaning over while turning and jumping when a car crashes. Not mine of course… ahem. This is a great game for any racing and NASCAR fan, a great gift idea for Dad {or any him}, even great for a family gift.

**NASCAR Unleashed is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and 3DS and is rated “E” for Everyone.

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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