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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Encourages staying healthy and exercising. However, uses BMI index and labels players as overweight or obsese, which might upset sensitive people.
Violence & Scariness
Players punch the air or gym bags, and duck the jabs of a robot to practice defensive moves. There are no human opponents.
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Products & Purchases
Named after the Gold's Gym franchise of commercial gyms. The game comes with a coupon for an introductory Gold's Gym membership offer.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this boxing simulator will provide a healthy cardio workout in a gym setting. Players work out with equipment and trainers and don't actually face opponents in the boxing ring. The atmosphere is one of a gym cardio class.
Is It Any Good?
Sensitive players might resent being called "Overweight" or "Obese" based on the game's Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations or might not be happy with how chunky the game makes their avatar look based on the height and weight numbers they've entered. Overall, though, Gold's Gym is a basic yet very fun and effective boxing simulator. Players can string together 15-17 minute workouts with minimal interruptions (i.e. no cutesy dialogue or drawn out menu scrolling), which makes Gold's Gym Cardio Workout one of the more intense and less gimmicky fitness trainers for the Wii.
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