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GF Rating
5.6

1149 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A great workout!!!

posted by Leahzc (LAUREL, MD) Apr 1, 2009

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Member since Sep 2008

79 out of 80 gamers (99%) found this review helpful

I actually got my copy a couple of days before it was supposed to be released from a video game store. It's mostly cardio boxing, although there are other exercises including Punch Dog, reverse sit-ups, back strengthening and squats that utilize the balance board. There are 4 other exercises that have to be unlocked as you progress through the game. (I just unlocked Jump Rope today, on my 4th day.) Gold points are earned to be spent in the Shop on gear, and additional items go on sale as you go.

After initial "registration", you choose your trainer, either Alex or Nina. Other trainers are unlocked as you progress. (I just locked Brenda.) Each day, you have a choice of doing a prepared workout or an ala carte workout. After the prepared workout, you get to leave a punch stamp on the calendar, indicating that you've completed that day's workout. There are Boxing Examinations you can take to test yourself.

As of yet, I haven't noticed the scale feature and I had to enter my weight manually when I first set up my profile. All in all, it's a great workout- more interesting and interactive than Wii Fit (which I still love). I was sweating after about 5 minutes, and I'm STILL sore from my first workout! There's less jumping and hopping around than My Fitness Coach, which, with my bad knees, is a big plus. I look forward to unlocking more of the features of this game!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Combined with Wii Fit, you WILL LOSE WEIGHT!

posted by Laoiyah (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) May 5, 2009

Member since Mar 2009

36 out of 36 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a great cardio game, focusing on boxing cardio exercises. I've had this game for awhile, and I'm seeing great results. Since Aug 2008, I've lost 30 lbs on Wii Fit alone; now combined with this game, I've increased my endurance and seeing more definition on my arms and legs. Don't take this game likely... it's really a cardio instructor in the form of a video game.

Know that to fully utilize this game, you MUST have the Wii balance board, which automatically comes with Wii Fit, so it works out in the end. If not, you lose a lot of good exercises from this game that use the board.

The game allows you to have a trainer make an exercise plan for you daily, or you can choose your exercises a la carte. The game keeps you busy with good exercise audio tracks, ie "Eye of the Tiger" and "Burnout," and awards your performance with gold to buy new pieces of gear and clothing. If losing weight isn't an incentive, know that you'll earn money to pimp out your Wii avatar.

I was hoping that this game would have more "stepping" exercises, but since it doesn't, I guess I'll stick to my Wii Fit. Also the running exercise in this game is weak and very boring, stick to real-life running for that...

Overall, if you have the Wii Fit, there's no reason you shouldn't add this game to your library, especially if you're goal is to lose weight.

Pros:

-An Addictive and fun way to lose weight!

-Has all the basic exercises you'll need to get you started, ie pushups, crunches, back extensions

-Great audio tracks and cute graphics

Cons:

-The mitts exercise is too slow on reaction time and feels very sluggish.

-The Wii remotes will sometimes have problems identifying upper-cuts and ducking, making it stressful to keep up with the fast-paced workouts.

-The game doesn't have a weigh-in program to check your weight, so you have to switch to Wii Fit just to get your weight then program your new weight back to the game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

awesome game

posted by chata14 (WATSONVILLE, CA) Jun 16, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

22 out of 22 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

all there is to say about this game is hard core it will put you in a sweat in less than a minute the different exercises that it gives you is more fat burning and fun as you get in higher levels it is so worth your time exspecially if your looking to shed some serious pounds

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