Excerpt: Zumba has been huge internationally in recent years. Majesco Entertainment realized that a Zumba based video game would most likely do well. And guess what? They were right. Many of us ladies do not mind working out. We just don't want men leering at us, or telling us how we are doing some exercise wrong.
Excerpt: Zumba Fitness has been growing since its inception. Since not everyone can enjoy these latin flavored classes in their home towns, a video game makes perfect sense. Zumba Fitness Rush on the Xbox 360 for Kinect is not the first Zumba video game. It may be the most realistic. Thanks to Kinect Zumba Fitness Rush the dancers can check on the player. It can tell if you are doing the moves or being lazy.
Excerpt: There might be plenty of videos and games out there that promise fitness results and then when you try them, you find they only promise to be boring and uninspired. I have tried many and have found that I generally burn more calories and sweat more at the gym or even just dancing around my kitchen. (Yes, I’m THAT girl.
Excerpt: Zumba is a dance style meant to get you in shape with specific workouts that place extra burden on key areas to help you mold the body you want. Through a mixture of hip-hop, salsa, samba and plenty of other dance styles and even martial arts moves, Zumba creates a fast, fun experience that will have you sweating off the pounds as you move to the upbeat, high energy music with sounds that seem to come straight from a party in Rio.
Excerpt: The dance-inspired aerobics in Zumba Fitness Core aren’t for the faint-hearted. The routines will drill through your flab and mold the squishy fibers underneath into solid muscle...whether you like it or not. Unlike its predecessor, Zumba Fitness Rush , Core is unapologetically intense, although it does share the same setup.
Pros: + Routines work your body thoroughly, with classes yielding surprisingly rapid results., + Fun songs; energetic trainers; ability to create custom classes.
Cons: ? In the next game, can we get the option to navigate menus with a controller?
Conclusion: You can play for fun, or you can compete against each other – whoever gets the most points during the session, wins. The teachers onscreen are actual Zumba instructors, including Beto, the creator. Every teacher h as their own great personality. *Voice commands are currently only available in the US, Mexico and UK.
Conclusion: Lots of leaderboards could have been included in the game (time spent/high scores/calories burnt). I have not found any leaderboards in this game. Achievements are extremely reasonable for someone looking to complete a game.
Dance game makes staying healthy feel like a party.
Common Sense Media
7 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Zumba Fitness Rush is a dance fitness game that requires the Kinect sensor to play. It is a high-energy game that keys in on exercise and burning calories as part of the dance programs, and because it has a high level of exercise, those that participate should understand when to take breaks to avoid overdoing it.
Dancing fitness game for Kinect fails with poor execution.
Common Sense Media
7 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Zumba Fitness, an exergaming title for Xbox 360 Kinect, doesn't work well. While it should be a perfect game to get kids to be active and working out without even realizing they're "exercising," its poor execution of gameplay makes it a tough title to recommend. The game's collection of pumping, high-energy Latin music would make anyone want to get up and move, but there are other music-based dance/fitness games that function better.