A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Active Life Explorer is a very physical game. The mini-games here include prolonged periods of running, jumping, and stepping. And up to four players can take part in most of them, playing cooperatively. Be aware, though, that there are moments of cartoony violence, including a plane crash, shark attack, giant squid attack, fire-breathing statues, and booby-traps that shock.
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What's it about?
ACTIVE LIFE EXPLORER lets up to four players work together to hunt for treasures in active-play mini-games. Using a floorpad controller, players run, jump, and step on different symbols in order to make their characters rappel down cliffs, jump gorges, flee from monsters, dive underwater, dodge sharks, leap across train cars, and more. The story mode casts you as a novice treasure hunter, mentored by a master explorer, and sent off on a mission to locate a slew of legendary treasures.
Is it any good?
To get to the point, Active Life Explorer is one of the best active-play games on the market. The mini-game activities are almost all loads of fun, and all are integrated very well into the game's storyline. They feel like part of the plot instead of random activities. And while many active-play games only require you to swing an arm or wiggle a remote, Active Life Explorer really makes you work out. You can easily break a sweat while playing this game. The co-op play is a blast, too. All in all, if you're looking for a fun game that will keep your kids genuinely active while they play it, this is a fantastic choice.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about active gaming. Can the exercise you get while playing this game be enough to keep you fit? Do you still need exercise outside of this? What else can you do to keep fit?
Families can also discuss what they like about playing video games together as a group. What can kids or parents do to help one another feel comfortable?
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