Summary: I have waited for a good gymnastics game for a long time, and this is definitely the best and closest thing to what I want. For the people complaining that their kids don't like it, I don't really see how it is a kid's game. I can't see young children having the patience to navigate this game. Most of the game is spent practicing the skills and putting together routines. it's not an action game.
Summary: My 9yr old daughter who loves gymnastics likes this game. Not too challenging, mostly controls through the Wii handheld units by swiping them at an angle or shaking them, etc. Not her FAVORITE game, but entertains her for about 15mn-30mns.
Summary: My daughter watched the Olympics this summer....and she played "Olympics" a lot this summer!! It also encouraged her to join gymnastics this fall as well, where the game comes in.....it couldn't be more perfect for her at Christmas!!! She is 8 so she should be pretty happy!!!
Summary: We finally bought a Wii platform for Christmas. Looking for games the family would enjoy (2 adults & 2 college age children) I came across this one. My daughter is a former gymnast so I thought she'd enjoy it...and I was right. It's a lot of fun. I think it helps to have some gymnastics experience (she can name all the skills, something I wish the game did) but even having been only a gymnastics mom I caught on pretty well too.
Summary: I am a 30-year-old former gymnast, and lifetime gymnastics fan. I would probably have payed $50 to try this game - but I didn't have to! It's not perfect, but it's really fun, and rather addictive. It is all based on action prompts, so be sure you like that style of game. One of my favorite parts of the game is the Routine Creator, where you get to decide what moves your gymnast will do in their routine.