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What's it about?
In FIT THE FAT 3, you help some out-of-shape and overweight people lose weight by having them ride bikes, go for runs on a treadmill, and engage in other physical activities. By using simple touch controls, you help them not only pick up fitpoints, but also avoid hazards that will slow them down, and thus reduce the amount of weight they lose.
Is it any good?
While this simple arcade game has a good message, it's undermined by technical issues, an abundance of ads, and bad nutrition. In Fit the Fat 3, the point of the game is helping overweight and out-of-shape people get fit by riding bikes, going for jogs, or using a treadmill. All of these events play out like a fairly simple arcade game. When running or biking, for instance, you swipe left or right to avoid obstacles, and up to jump over breaks in the course. This is not only fun but also sends the message that you need to get up and be physical if you want to lose weight and get in shape.
Unfortunately, while it promotes losing weight, Fit the Fat 3 undermines this message by letting you lose more weight just for watching ads. Not that you have a choice, since it also runs ads between events and when you're navigating the menus (not surprisingly, there's an ad-free option for sale). It also has parts where you have to eat from a conveyor belt, but the food you have to grab isn't always healthy. Similarly, the portion sizes are way too large, making this radically skewed towards not meeting your weight goals. Further adding frustration, the game has technical issues that cause it to sometimes slow down during races, or not reset correctly if you fall off the track and land in the water. As a result, Fit the Fat 3, in a weird way, may actually reach its fitness goals for players...its gameplay can be so annoying, it'll make players put down their devices and take walks instead.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about advertising. How annoying is it that Fit the Fat 3 constantly runs ads? Does it make you want to stop playing and do something in the real world instead?
There are no short cuts when it comes to being healthy, so is it a problem that in Fit the Fat 3, you increase the amount of weight you lose by watching ads?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with ads and microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: May 24, 2019
- Category: Arcade Games
- Size: 359.10 MB
- Publisher: Five Bits Inc.
- Version: 1.2.3
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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