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Written by DM on Tuesday, June 03 2008

Since the dawn of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo company has shifted their focus of gaming. No longer do they just rely on the Marios, Donkey Kongs, and Samuses, but they now have a slew of interactive games that started with the DS touch screen, and now continues with the Wiimote and Wii accessories. Case in point is today’s subject of review – The WiiFit balance board. Is the whole package worth the money? The short answer is yes, if you have enjoyed the recent Nintendo training-like offerings.

If Brain Training on the Nintendo DS is made for training your mind, then the WiiFit balance board and software is the physical training counterpart. The WiiFit software is basically Brain Training for your body. I should learn my lesson, but every time that Nintendo comes out with a new Wii product, such as the WiiWheel, I almost dismiss it as a gimmick. Yet every time I am pleasantly surprised, and the “gimmick” turns out to be a fun, fully functional, peripheral. The Wii balance board is no exception. One thing you should know in advance is if you are buying the WiiFit package expecting game software then you will be sadly disappointed. There are a few mini-games to improve your balance, but other than that the software is designed to give you at-home physical training, and that’s all.

The WiiFit software lets you set a weight loss goal, and then it helps you plan on how to achieve it. When you start up the software for the first time, you are taken through a slew of questions and tests in order to set your starting fitness baseline. I was rated at overweight (not the heaviest category, thankfully). The title claims it will not only help you lose weight, but improve your posture and balance as well. The surprising thing is, I believe it can actually do this for anyone who actually commits to the training.

The software is presented with the high level of accessibility that Nintendo training titles have come to be known for. The process is straightforward, and you even get to chose a man or a woman personal trainer who will guide you through your daily exercises. You should be able to be up and running with WiiFit within a few minutes, and might even work up a sweat in the process. The downside to this is that the software dumps you into the main menu rather quickly, and you are left to your own devices after the first daily test. You can then chose which training you want to do, practice aerobics or yoga, or do some of the balance mini-games. The game does not necessarily instruct you on which tasks to practice in order to better achieve your goal. Don’t get me wrong, WiiFit does not drop you off a cliff – I just would have preferred a bit more guidance after my daily training is done. The software is filled with some excellent tools and exercises; you just have to figure out how best to use them to achieve your personalized goals. Fortunately, the more your use WiiFit, the more you will be able to choose the right training.

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