Summary: I purchased this game for my two boys (ages 5&6) and it is much too hard for them. My six almost 7 year old is finally able to start doing some of this stuff but not much. It just sits on the shelf. It would probaby be ok for ages 8. It does get the kids who play up and moving but for the older kids I have had try it - they get bored and don't care for it. I also don't care for the hip hop theme to it.
Summary: This game is not as good as Active Life Outdoor Challenge which I recommend everyone get. You will get sweaty playing that game, but not this one. Also, that game is fun and this one is not. You will be disappointed if you bought Active Life Outdoor Challenge and liked it and then buy this one.
Summary: My 6.5 year old likes the jump rope and rock climbing and skake boarding but it doesn't last long. The time spent waiting between each restart of a game is long when someone makes an error within the first seconds. I bought this for $[...] with the mat so it is not that much of a disapointment, but not worth $60 to us.
Summary: I was not impressed with this game. I got in on sale for $39 and I don't think it was even worth that. The games are "mini" games that do not last very long so you spend a lot of time between games instead of playing them. I returned mine.
Not as fun as reviews led me to expect (Adult perspective)
Charles Arehart, Amazon
5 January 2010
Summary: I'm not happy and will be returning this game. Like "Rick" below, I bought it based on the reviews here, when it was offered at a bit of a discount as a an Amazon "Deal of the Day". Having bought a couple other Wii activity games before (Wii Fit and EA Active), I was looking for some new variety. But the Extreme Challenge was just not that enthralling, and was often more annoying than fun.
Summary: I was unfamiliar with these series of games before, so I bought this game solely on the Amazon reviews. I had gotten my hopes up on how much this game would be a 'work out', but the only time I really felt a workout was running in place. I can probably dig up some old Nintendo Track and Field games and a power pad to get the same result.
Summary: The kids and I really enjoyed Active Life:Outdoor Challenge, but felt that this game didn't measure up. The controls aren't as intuitive and the games aren't as interesting as outdoor challenge. But even measuring this product on its own merits, without having played the first one, I don't think I would have liked it very much. The part we liked best was the kitesurfing. Too bad, was hoping for more out of this game...