Summary: When I ordered this game I was hoping it would work with my stationary bicycle. It does!!!! Here's how I do it: I select the nunchuck and controller option. I use an elastic arm band around my upper leg to hold the nunchuck firmly to my leg. I move it into a position that records each time I pedal with that leg. The game thinks that I am walking in place and I am able to earn plenty of points--enough to "buy" the houses, hotels, windmills, benches, whatever.
Summary: I'm a man (age 62) who's been enjoying this game for a month. Although skeptical at first, I soon found that walking (really more like jogging in place) to earn points which build up the island really works as an incentive to keep coming back and walk some more. The building graphics and additional people you see are much better than the original graphics, so I recommend sticking with it because the island becomes more enjoyable as it grows and has more stuff going on.
Summary: Ok, here's the deal. I hate to exercise, but I have to admit that this one has me walking at least every other day. Like the other reviewers, I find myself saying, "Just a few more steps, and I'll have that...." I hate missing a day because I know that Warren will be there waiting when I get started with some smart remark about me missing.
Summary: I just received this game last night, and have only played it for about an hour, so these are my initial impressions. First, obviously, this is not a 'gamer' game. This is a way to get your daily walk in that is a little more interesting than just walking on a treadmill. It has gaming elements, but those who are looking for a purely gaming experience will not find it in this genre :-) As exercise, this is pretty darned good.
Summary: I got this game today. So this is an early report. First of all, the game is a great idea, because it takes some of the "addictive" nature of some of the simulation games where you earn points to buy things and applies it to fitness. Just like in the past when I'd be playing Sims or SPORE and think "I'll just play one more [level/day/bit]", this game had me saying "ok, just 100 more steps and i can get that new route.