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Parents' Guide to

The Biggest Loser

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

TV-based fitness sim emphasizes nutrition and weight loss.

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

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

I have given up on the Wii. Games like this shouldn't even exist

Why did you make me waste my $250 Nintendo? Brawl was good...Metroid Prime 3 was awesome...Twilight Princess was cool...but lately I've seen nothing but cheap, kiddy, and/or poorly made games being disgracefully spewed out onto the Wii. The Wii is either now a kids toy or a workout session, it should not be considered a "gaming console" anymore. I bought the Wii when it first came out, expecting Nintendo to release some decent games, and that's what they promised with their "revolutionary" system, but now it is nothing but a kids toy, with the occasional decent game here and there. Please, save yourself the trouble and either get an Xbox360, PS3, or a gaming PC and skip out on this game, and this system. Your kids will thank you. If you are really serious about exercise, GO. OUT. AND. EXERCISE! There is no reason to spend 200 dollars on a fancy workout machine disguised as a console. Unless your kids are really young (Under the age of 8) then avoid the Wii at all costs and avoid wasting 200, plus another 50 for this worthless game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: October 6, 2009
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E for Alcohol References
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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