Parents' Guide to

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fabulous active games -- think Wii Fit for kids.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 4+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

great for 6 and over.

what a great game this turned out to play. wii you done it again!.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (2):

This is a great game for kids and families. Not only are the games fun, but they can be played in a variety of ways. In solo mode, kids can approach the games as an adventure, as exercise training, or as just fun. When playing with a friend, kids can play competitively or cooperatively. During competitions, both kids stand on the mat side by side, and watch a split screen of what's happening. But it's with the cooperative games that things get even more interesting. In one game, two kids cooperate to rock climb through a waterfall. One kid stands on the mat to jump from one watery outcrop to another, while the other kid holds the Wii remote horizontal and simulates lifting the friend up as he or she jumps. What's cool (and kind of amazing) is that one kid can't do this alone. The two really do have to work at coordinating their motions or they won't make it up the waterfall.

The game can keep track of how active you are and even suggest which games will workout specific parts of the body. But don't worry, the game never deviates from what it does best -- providing a fun way to play games that make you move. This is the first in the Active Life series -- we can't wait for the next one.

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