Well, dammit, for some reason my local store did not have Lost Planet Colonies yet I saw it at 3 other stores yesterday. No biggie - I'll pick it up when I make my next BB->GS run.
However, they did have Blast Works (though they didn't have them out - I had to ask them to check for it). It turns out this is even better than I realized because Blockbuster is selling it for $29.99 and it is $39.99 everywhere else!
So it goes like this. I took my cheap (39% of cash) Blockbuster credit to buy a bunch of games that I converted to GS credit at a slight profit. Then I took $16.19 of that to get a Stranglehold that netted me $33 back at Blockbuster. Then I picked up a game for $29.99 that costs $39.99 everywhere else. Pretty nice. BTW, this is the first genuine game deal Blockbuster has had in over a year ($10 off on this one). It might be something they catch and adjust soon so if anyone wants this game at a cheap price in cheap BB credit, get it now! Plus we need to reward them for picking up games like this for sale after the initial release date. I want more of that!
So I figure all in all, if I take my original BB credit at 39%, I spent less than $6 of real money to get this - not bad at all...
So I'm back from my timeout
I picked up blastworks today as well, it got a decent review in Game Informer, and it's certainly different, although not great, it's a decent fun sideway shooter with coop support, and it has a level editor with the ability to build your own ships using basic tools, which appealed to my 10 year old, who plays alot of the free pc games with similar themes.
Although to be honest Geometry Wars is the must have space shooter for wii. And on the same note, the williams pinball game is a huge hit with adults and kids. I think it the board shaking element which is appealling as it's so easily done using the controller.
My GR --> GS flips are done I think, I'm up to 600$ on my GS credit, and really can't think why I need to transfer any more of my GR credit, after all they still do get a decent number of games, and the future looks bright for preorders.
So IO hows your Lego Indiana Jones going, It's good family fun just like the starwars version (although the characters are not so diverse)?