Platforms: Wii/ Kinect/ PlayStation Move
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developers: Pipeworks Software
Release Date: November 18, 2010
Price: $49.99 Kinect/ $39.99 Wii and PlayStation
Picture this: You are enjoying wonderful music. Dancing around the room like you have never danced before. All while you are getting a full body workout. Do you like?
Well I do. The song that pops in my head is Ushers – DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again. He said “So dance, dance, like it’s the last, last night of your life, life.” Zumba Fitness will make you want to dance like it’s the last night of your life.
A little about what Zumba really is. Beto Perez created it in the 90’s. His inspiration was traditional Cumbia, Salsa, Samba, and Merengue music. Beto mixed together some wonderful dance steps and tadah, we have Zumba Fitness.
|Graphics||They were okay. I think they could have been a little better with the dance instructor.|
|Workout Level||It gets you moving. I had a nice little sweat rolling down my face after the Zumba Class.|
|Calories Burned||For 30 minutes of Zumba Fitness you roughly burn 200-250 calories|
|Level of Difficulty||Having done a Zumba class a while back and not remembering much, I felt as though the moves were difficult.|
|Direction||I was very very very lost when I went from tutorial to Zumba Class.|
I loved the constant moving on Zumba, but I didn’t like that if I did the dance move wrong, Wii never knew it. I guess, as long as you are moving, you get points. I’m just a stickler for doing things right. This is when I would love to have a Kinect, so that I wouldn’t have to have a controller and it could catch my every move. (That has to be a future investment for me. I loved that I remembered a few of the moves from the Zumba Class that I took. That made me feel like I could really dance. I’m always up for a good workout. My hips were moving and my sides felt it the next morning. But no pain, no gain.
There are about 30 different routines that you can do with Zumba Fitness. One thing that my friends loved was the belt that came with the game. They always stole my belt so I was left to hold my controller. This helped them feel like they were dancing rather than playing a video game. Although when it came to Zumba Attack! my team still won, so the belt does not help you win or lose.
Zumba Attack! Is by far my favorite thing to do. My friends and I will pick the factory location and challenge each other. One person or one team at a time will dance, then the next person/team will go. At the end of the round, there is a bonus round where u can get bonus points. You HAVE to bring it on this part if you really want to win. That is why I love that part. By the time you have learned the moves, tried the moves in class, and then challenge your friends, they are tired. So make sure you save a little bit of energy for the bonus round. Make you drink plenty of water while dancing. The instructor tells you do so during the game, but please make sure you listen.
If you love the video game, I would strongly encourage you to try Zumba Fitness programs at your local gym. Bring a friend or two, and shake those hips. I am a person who doesn’t like to dance in public, but I will dance my butt off in my room. I had to get outside my box and just do it. You will have so much fun and you will want to go back for more.
I give Zumba Fitness a 9. Wonderful workout, with a bunch of dance moves, lots of sweat dripping and very fun. You will forget that you are exercise, minus the fact that you will be a little sore in the morning. With a little more direction, Zumba would qualify to be a perfect 10.
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