Wii Fit - Wii

Also known as: Wii Fitness

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Viewed: 2D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Activity: Health & Fitness
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB/US/JP/GB)
Released: 21 May 2008 (US)
25 Apr 2008 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Dec 2007 (JP)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Wii Balance Board


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We've all heard the complaints of Wii Tennis Elbow by now, and more than a few of us have found ourselves embarrassingly out of breath after a session on Wii Sports Boxing. Not wanting to let that go to waste, Nintendo has taken advantage in dishing up Wii Fit, complete with a new peripheral called the Balance Board.

The game aims, in a nutshell, to get you fit.

There are more than 40 different types of fitness training falling under four categories: 'Aerobic Exercise', 'Muscle Conditioning', 'Yoga Poses' (which sound thoroughly treacherous to us) and 'Balance Games'. The games make use of both the Wii Remote and Nunchuck combo and the Balance Board. Yes, the Balance Board...

A new peripheral, the Balance Board is set on the floor and stood upon. It's equipped with pressure sensors, so players will be able to engage in activities from trying to head footballs to downhill skiing. It comes bundled with Wii Fit in one tidy package.

In addition to all the exercising treachery mentioned above, players will be able to gauge their body mass index and find out their fitness age.

One thing's for sure, it's going to be a hit with the ladies (and chaps who want to beef up before stepping out). It's also a thorough kick in the Body Mass Index for all the naysayers who read The Daily Mail and only see games as 'murder simulators'.