Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Fun on Wii Fit Plus

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Okay, stop drooling at the girl and take a look at what she is standing on.
It's my favorite new game discovery: a Wii skateboard.

I tried one
out at a computer conference recently, and it was excellent fun !

You scooter along to get up speed, and then do all types of tricks, my favorite ones being on the "half pipe", as shown below:

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Skateboarding is part of the "Wii Fit Plus" pack. This pack is comprised mostly of mini-games. There are fifteen games in all, including table tilt, skateboarding and snowball fights, as well as yoga and strength workouts.

There are also Mario-style obstacle courses. These platform games require you to actively run past hazards and jump over gaps, sometimes on ice or conveyor belts, as shown in the screen shots from the web below.

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After each activity, Wii Fit Plus estimates how many calories you've burned, and you can view a chart to see how that relates to different foods, as well as set and track daily goals.

Another great game on the Wii is 3-on-3 Basketball. The Wii MotionPlus demands precision and won't let you score with limp-wristed reckless shots; you really need to arc the ball and give it your best effort. Probably not as much physical exercise as the real game, but the fun factor is definitely there!

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The basketball game is part of the "Wii Sports Resort" pack, which also has Table Tennis, Golf, and Archery.


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It sure would be nice around the end of this month to see a Wii under the Christmas Tree, but if not, then maybe at the post Christmas sales, Passy might just skate away with one ?

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

1 comment:

  1. It is great to read some of the information and feedback, here. I hope to read more ideas in the future!!!

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