Reviews and Problems with Active Life: Outdoor Challenge
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Active Life Outdoor Challenge
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Active Life Outdoor Challenge is another Wii video game that improves the image of the gamer, and the video game industry. The game comes with a dance pad kind of pad for walking, running, and jumping. Namco Bandai should be commended for releasing a video game that burns calories. The inclusion of the Mii's brings in players from all demographics. Getting exercise is fun again with Active Life Outdoor Challenge.
Summary: Parents need to know that this Wii game costs a little more money than most because it comes packaged with its own Active Life Mat controller on which kids will run, jump, and sit as they play very active games. Expect to see a lot of sweat, hear a lot of laughter, and witness a lot of high-fives as kids work their way through this set of 16 innovative games.
Namco Bandai's First Exercise Game is a Bit Too Little, a Bit Too Late
22 September 2009
Excerpt: It would have been smart for Namco Bandai to release this before Wii Fit, but it helps that Active Life is cheaper ($60) and most likely easier to find. Tackling the relatively brief career mode is sweat-inducing fun in the harder difficulties, and I enjoyed the retro Power Pad appeal. However, the pad constantly needs to be re-centered in front of your TV and it's not wide enough for two adults to squeeze onto.
Conclusion: As the second true title to promote healthy activity and get people off the couch and moving, Outdoor Challenge does have a good array of games to get people up and moving. Sadly, the motivation may dwindle after a period of play. Perhaps though, some of these activities will get people interested in the real world version of some sports (mine cart jumping and mole whacking not inclusive) and then as a developer even though you�re preventing more sales you are passing on...
Summary: Active Life: Outdoor Challenge offers a variety of fast-paced games that engages your whole body for a fun and challenging experience. Using the specially-designed mat and the Wii Remote, players compete in over a dozen single and multi-player events like river rafting, mine-cart adventure, log jumping, and more.