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A 'Step' Up to the Original Wii Fit

  • Jan 28, 2010
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I really liked the original Wii Fit but after a few months, many of the 'fun' balance games felt like a 'been there done that' kind of thing.

They were still fun but many of them needed to go to another level. Additionally, the other fitness selections also were limited in their variety and difficulty.

Wii Fit Plus is a great way to take your Wii Fit program to the next level. Nintento has obviously looked at the popularity and flexibility of some other Wii fitness programs like My Fitness Coach. My Fitness Coach is a much more extensive workout program than Wii Fit Plus but does not offer the fun balance games that Wii Fit offers.

A great plus is that Wii Fit Plus transfers over your data from your original Wii Fit workouts.

They both have their positive aspects and it is nice to have both in my Wii arsenal of programs.

I love the new addition to the 'fun' games. There is an additional table tilt, a snowball fight, a flying bird 'bullseye' game, Rhythm Parade and Segway Circuit and others that have all added more fun to the experience. There are also additional yoga and aerobic exercises.

Wii Fit Plus adds a lot of variety and flexibility to its program now. You can customize your own program or follow some short sets that Wii Fit Plus already has programed. Everything has the ability to be customized, reordered, remixed, etc.

The biggest thing to keep in mind with the Wii Fit (either original or Plus) is that there are limitations. There are exercises that would normally be done with a wider stance but because you need to keep your feet on the balance board, it is a little unnatural. There is limited actual exercise benefit although after 30 minutes, one can work up a small sweat. For those who do not usually exercise at all, it is at least something to keep moving and work on balance and strength. For those looking for an intense workout, this is not going to be it.

What I am most pleased about is that Wii Fit Plus is available for a very reasonable price if you already have Wii Fit and the balance board. They could have pushed the price up knowing that we were a captive audience but this price point is fair and reasonable.

I would recommend this as an upgrade to Wii Fit.

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Wii Fit attracted millions of new players to the world of video games. Now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Players will find a new dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized workout routines, or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available.

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Yoga and strength activity selector in 'Wii Fit Plus'
6 new yoga & strength activities.
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The 'Perfect 10' balance game from 'Wii Fit Plus'
The 'Perfect 10' balance game.
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Workout personalization options in the Locker Room in 'Wii Fit Plus'
Personalization options.
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The 'Obstacle Course' balance game from 'Wii Fit Plus'
'Obstacle Course' game
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Targeting specific body areas for excercise in 'Wii Fit Plus'
Target specific body areas.
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Users will also be able to choose from specialized workout routines that focus on all-around individual personal fitness goals or certain target areas. And with the addition of activities like Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu, players will be using the Wii Balance Board accessory in a variety of new and fun ways.

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As with the original Wii Fit release, Wii Fit Plus is designed, as its name implies, to improve the user's fitness. The game contains a large number of activities that fall into a variety of categories, including: yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance games. With all but a few exceptions, which utilize variations on a standard Wii Remote configuration, all activities utilize the Wii Balance Board (included with this bundle), either alone or configured with either...

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ESRB: EVERYONE
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Sports
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