Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

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funky_muzic1
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Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

Postby funky_muzic1 » April 23rd, 2009, 5:57 pm

So I picked up Gold's Gym: Cardio Boxing for the Wii over the weekend (for $30).  So far, I'm pretty impressed.  It's obvious that they're biting on Wii Fit here (especially in the menu screens), but it turned out to be a pretty good game.
For one, you can actually get a good cardio workout and burn some real calories with this game.  From what I've seen, they have Excercise routines that can last up to 20 minutes! 
Most importantly, this game is fun.  The bulk of the game is a rhythm type game (like Guitar Hero or Donkey Konga) where you throw different punches at the right time.  The motion-sensing recognition is good (although not perfect), and you get to use two Wii-motes instead of one plus a nunchuk if you so choose.  This is good because you don't have to worry about whipping yourself with the nunchuk remote.
There are quite a few unlockables to keep you coming back...plus you can get a pretty good workout for those looking to get some exercise in the living room.  Let me know if anyone else has played this game and what you think.  I'll say that it's worth the 30 bucks, but I have seen it for as little as $20.  Also, the Balance Board only adds about 5 or 6 exercises and it's not used for the "main" game, so don't shy away from this one if you don't have Wii Fit. 


steer

Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

Postby steer » April 23rd, 2009, 10:17 pm

Cool. I liked rythm boxing on Wii Fit - it is VERY cheesy, but fun just the same...


snakeboy1
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Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

Postby snakeboy1 » April 23rd, 2009, 10:27 pm

Thanks for bringing this game to my attention. Believe it or not, over five months after I bought it, I still use Wii Fit around 5 times a week (and have lost about 10 pounds). While I still enjoy playing it, it would be nice to have an alternative game to help spice things up a little. I may wait to see how EA Sports Active turns out, but the Gold's Gym game might be a good, cheaper option.


funky_muzic1
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Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

Postby funky_muzic1 » April 24th, 2009, 3:13 pm

I like Rhythm Boxing on Wii Fit too.  That's one of the reasons that I got the Gold's Gym game, since it's primarilly boxing.  Since you enjoyed Rhythm Boxing, I highly recommend this game.  It's fun and it will get you a good workout.  Plus, there's a lot more variety than the Rhythm Boxing in Wii Fit offers.
EA Sports Active will probably turn out to be good too, but I think it will be quite a bit different from the Gold's Gym game.  There's probably more strength training in that game and Cardio Boxing is focused more on cardio.  In my opinion, I see Gold's Gym: Cardio Boxing as a better way to shed a few pounds than Wii Fit.  There aren't too many cardio games on Wii Fit, and after the novelty of hula-hooping and running in place wore out, Rhythm Boxing was the only game that I still played consistently (for exercise purposes). 

funky_muzic1
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Suprise Hit on the Wii - Cardio Boxing

Postby funky_muzic1 » April 26th, 2009, 5:00 pm

Update:  Kmart has Gold's Gym: Cardio Boxing on sale for $20 this week!



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