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You probably remember the time when we all used to play Wii Fit fitness. It was a fun way to play with the kids while keep them active as they were playing on their favorite video game. Now, Nintendo is bringing back a way to stay active while playing video games with Ring Fit Adventure ($79)
About the game
Explore a fantastical adventure world to defeat a bodybuilding dragon and his minions using real-life exercises! Traverse grass-swept plains by jogging in place, attack enemies with overhead shoulder presses, and refill your health meter by striking some yoga poses. Two new accessories, Ring -Con and Leg Strap, measure your real-world actions and help turn them into in-game movements. With additional minigames, Ring Fit Adventure is great escape for players of all skill levels and schedules.
In Adventure mode, defeat enemies with attacks based on real-world exercises! As you work through each level (and possibly work up a sweat), you’ll earn experience points. Between fights, you may encounter some unusual methods of transportation such as squat-powered launch pads, and more! Want to compete with others? Pass around the Ring-Con accessory and select from a few minigames: break boxes with gusts of air, craft pottery using squats and many others.
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Did we like it?
Let’s say this game is a great way switch up your living room fitness routine from the usual and try an adventure while playing video games. I would say it keeps your energy going, although it probably doesn’t replace a real workout. However, it is a great way to make the kids stay active. They can even challenge other kids by facing off in the multiplayer mini-games.
Setting up the game takes time, you have to learn how to move the ring, but after that you can choose to play the adventure or just exercise. Playing makes it more fun. Each level is probably 10 minutes of fun. As I said before it might not replace your daily workout, but it does get you moving while having fun.
My son loved the adventure part, you jog and move in all directions, so it is a great way to keep our kids active while they are still having fun with other friends. I loved the yoga aspect, so relaxing while still making me stretch all those muscles.
It is for sure a great addition to our video game collection and one that will make us stand up and leave the couch!
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