Parents' Guide to

Wii Fit Plus

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Expanded version has great games and personalized workouts.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 5+

Fun way to get fit for the whole family!

We just got this game yesterday along with Wii Sports Resort, me and my dad have played for an hour so far. The trainer is good role model because he or she(depends on if you choose a male or a female trainer) encourages you to do yoga and strength training everyday to improve your posture and stretch your muscles! You can also weigh dogs and cats! Our dog Tiffany apparently weighs 26 pounds! One thing me and my dad don't like about this game is that it uses the BMI system and they don't take your muscle mass into account when weighing you, so my dad who has a lot of muscle gets incorrectly weighed as obese when he is just a bit overweight( he just has a big round stomach he needs to get rid of). Other then that, the game gets you up and moving and is fun for the whole family, it even gets my 44 year old dad to get up and move and have fun while doing it! NOTE: children under 3 can't play this game, you can only weigh them. Consult the manual for details!
age 7+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (25):

Yes, this is an improvement over the excellent Wii Fit. If you have been thinking about buying Wii Fit but haven't gotten around it yet, buy the Wii Fit Plus version that comes bundled with the Wii Balance Board for $99.99, which is only $10 more than the original. If you already own Wii Fit, you can buy just the new disc for $19.99. If you have kids, this decision is easy. $20 is a great price for the 15 additional games that will get your kids moving. Even adults will enjoy the games, although kids may be better at virtual skateboarding and snowball fighting. But don't get too keyed up over the multiplayer mode – it isn't head-to-head split screen. It is about taking turns and seeing whose score is better.

The ability to create your own workout is also an improvement, but this personalization isn't completely open. You cannot simply choose to string a series of the zany games together as a workout (which is what kids would love). Instead you have to target a body part or a type of exercise. Nonetheless, this is better than the original Wii Fit where you had to stop between each activity. Wii Fit Plus makes doing exercises fun and motivates both kids and adults to get up and get moving.

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