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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
Golds Gym Cardio Workout remains probably my favorite workout game for Wii, with Samba de Amigo a close second. With both games, I play them while wearing wrist weights-- the workout is very intense. When I was playing this game regularly, I was really building muscle.
Also with both games, it's key to remember that the punch or shake is determined by the controllers sensing a change in acceleration. So to punch, draw back fast.
I only care for the main Shape Boxing mode, and I haven't really explored Exercise or Exam (there just isn't much there). The game tracks your total number of punches, which is impressive. I don't care about unlocking new clothes, etc. for my avatar, but it's nice that I don't have to use my muscle tone-less Mii.
The prepared workouts are a nice feature, but I go "a la carte" as well.
The graphics are good (better than Wii Fit), and the on-screen buttons are large and easy to select with the Wii Remote (unlike in another Ubisoft fitness title, My Fitness Coach). There is some weirdness, like how percentages have a leading zero ("067%"), and the trainer says the same things a lot. The calories burned count makes no sense at all, but the fitness age calculation makes me feel good (if only it knew I added resistance!, I boast to myself). All of the music has the same tempo, so I don't really enjoy selecting what track to play (I just go with Random usually). These are just quibbles compared to the software's very solid Shape Boxing workout.