A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This game encourages a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating, and motivates the player to create and follow a regular workout routine. At the beginning of the game, players choose a Biggest Loser avatar to represent them. They always appear large at the beginning, but are shown slimming down over time if the player sticks with their routine.
Positive Role Models
The personal trainers (hosts Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels from the TV show), are supportive and offer a ton of healthy living tips.
Ease of Play
All activities are demonstrated by a personal trainer, making even the more advanced exercises easy to follow. Creating a workout is as simple as clicking on the exercises you want in the order you want.
Products & Purchases
The game is based on the TV show of the same name, and recipes and tips are taken from The Biggest Loser books, whose covers appear in the game.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
When entering your daily caloric intake, you can choose from a list of beverages that includes alcoholic drinks (wine, beer, and hard liquor).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Biggest Loser is a fitness sim for the Wii based on the TV show of the same name. Unlike some other fitness sims, The Biggest Loser doesn't rely on Body Mass Index (BMI) to decide if a person is the "correct" weight. Rather, players are free to set their own weight loss goals, which the game helps them achieve through exercising with a personal trainer and monitoring caloric intake. The game also contains 50 recipes that players can try at home. The Wii balance board is an optional accessory; all exercises can be performed either with the balance board and Wii remote, or just the Wii remote by itself. The game keeps track of progress via graphs and calendars that encourage the player to exercise every day.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of the TV show will feel right at home being coached by digital versions of hosts Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, reading tips from past show contestants, and watching video clips of Bob and Jillian dispensing workout and nutrition advice. Aside from the TV show theme, a few other nice things help set The Biggest Loser apart from other fitness sims on the Wii: one is a nutrition section that includes 50 healthy recipes that players can try at home, and the other is a system of measurement that doesn't rely on the sometimes unreliable Body Mass Index (BMI) scale. The main game's emphasis on weight loss makes it especially suitable for obese people looking to shed dozens of pounds or more (just like the TV show), but the make-up-your-own-routine and quickplay modes are suitable for those who simply want to maintain an ideal weight or stay active, making The Biggest Loser well-rounded fitness package.
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