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Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Good "exergaming" pick for Wii Balance Board owners.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Great workout game

There is nothing in this game that would raise an eyebrow. Consider it fortunate if you’re kid wants to play this game as it is a workout game. Nothing but a step by step workout game. Retails for $39.99 — What’s in this game? Minor Language - Some lyrics contain words such as "damn" and "hell."

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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While the somewhat crude graphics are not much to look at, the motion-based fitness activities are varied and challenging. These include running through an obstacle course, balancing on logs, rowing a boat, hitting punching bags, hand-pumping a train car along tracks, and crossing monkey bars, to name a few. While most of the Wii Fit exercises take place in an indoor gym, Fitness Ultimatum 2009 makes players feel like they're in an army training camp. To motivate gamers, they can also customize their character, measure progress with statistics (measuring calories burned, weight, and game performance) and take note of Jillian's many fitness tips including how to exercise while traveling, watching what you eat, and maximizing your workout.

If you already own a Wii Balance Board and want a different kind of workout, Jillian Michael's Fitness Ultimatum 2009 is a good buy – but you'll need to be self-motivated to keep up with the pack. If you were thinking about getting the Wii Balance Board, this might be your motivation.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: October 23, 2008
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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