Parents' Guide to

Active Life Explorer

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fantastic action that will make you break a sweat.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

My 5 year old son and I have been playing this game everyday since I picked 4 days ago. It is really fun, and the best part of all....is a good work out! If you want to keep your kids (and yourself) moving while playing something fun...then this is your game. Be prepared with a glass of water near by, and to take a shower after the game. My son and I certainly worked up a sweat! The Adventure hunt part of the game is great for multi players. There were some tasks that we had a hard time doing as a team, so after we tried a couple of times...if we couldn't do them with two players, then we just opted to play that task with one play (sometime it was my 5 year old instead of me as he has faster feet :)). Once that task was completed, then we went back to playing together. I found this extremely helpful. My son also likes playing the Free Play mode on his own. He can play the mini-games he likes over and over, and also at different skill levels. Keeps him challanged, and interested...and IN SHAPE! Great game. Thanks for the recommendation. I only purchased it based on the reviews it received.
age 6+

Kids are truly active and having fun! A great combination.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: October 19, 2010
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E for Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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