Summary: We just bought our 6 1/2 year old daughter her first Wii console, and thought the Active Outdoor Life was the perfect game because she would be moving and jumping. I don't like the idea of letting a kid sit for a long time playing a video game. After lots of frustrating time trying to figure out why the panel door doesn't open to plug in the floor mat, I discovered that the newest version of the Wii (Model RVL-101--November, 2011) doesn't have a panel door covering the...
Summary: Giving it a 1 star because no where in the product description does it mention that it is not compatible with the new Wii consoles. The mat requires a gamecube port which only the older Wii systems have. My 3 year old was very excited to jump on the mat and play the game and was very disappointed when daddy had to break the news. I searched for some type of adapter to make it work but was unsuccessful.
Summary: Here's the message I received from NAMCO: Unfortunately, the Active Life Mat requires the Gamecube inputs in order to be able to connect the mat to the system. The newer Wii models do not have these inputs available. We have not released an adapter for connecting the mat to the new Wii system model at this time, but we've passed this information along to the appropriate sources to look into this matter.
Summary: We just bought a Wii and this game at the same time and were very excited to try out this game after reading the great reviews. After trying to hook up the Mat Controller yesterday we discovered that the game is not compatible with the new Wii Console. There are no ports to plug it (or a game cube controller) into. Very disappointed. Hopefully Amazon will put something on the product page warning people about the compatibility issues.
Summary: As previous reviewers have already stated, it's a really fun game and probably more designed for school age children. Mine are pre-schoolers and even though they love the games, it is very hard for them to stay on the correct spots, while coordinating everything else. However, this is a matter of practice and they can figure that out in time.
Surprisingly great workout, only one negative with mat
M. Cheung "mcmom213", Amazon
5 January 2010
Summary: I echo a lot of the positive feedback you've likely read here so I won't repeat it except to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a workout this gave me. I enjoy the other Wii fitness offerings and bought this one as a family game, not for fitness, so that was a bonus. The only problem I've found so far is that when playing in multi-player you can have two people on one mat. (Not sure how you play with more than two people.
Summary: I bought this last week for myself as an early Christmas gift to supplement the workouts I do on Wii Fit. I used it for the first time yesterday and woke up today with some SORE muscles from the amazing cardio workout I got! I'm 42 and know that as soon as I let my kids have a try, they will blow away my high scores on everything I've done, but for now, I'm the queen :) They probably will be able to coordinate their feet better than I have, I tend to find myself slowly...
Summary: I just got this game today, and out of the box it's a lot of fun! The games are enjoyable right away, and as you play them they get more challenging. I broke a sweat during the spring challenge, and the 5 minute hard exercise routine. I think it's a lot of fun, and I'm sure that my daughter will agree when she gets a chance to try it out too!