Wii Fit U

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Fun collection of games designed to keep you fit.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Educational Value

Kids can learn that it's fun to exercise. Between the many mini-games and activities, kids will learn that moving their bodies can be fun and can yield meaningful results. Kids can discover that it's clever to monitor one's daily activity via the Fit Meter. Wii Fit U turns getting physically fit into a game.

Positive Messages

This "Everyone"-rated game encourages exercise.

Positive Role Models & Representations

You don't play as any one particular character, but the various people in the game seem nice, friendly, and happy. Plus, both male and female characters are in the game and represent many colors and races.

Ease of Play

Using the Wii Remote, Wii Balance Board, and Wii U GamePad, this game is quite easy to pick up and play for gamers of all ages.

Violence

One of the mini-games has a snowball fight, allowing you to throw a snowball toward someone's face. Another game lets you spray water at someone, and you can bump into some people in the games, causing them to become irritated and walk away.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Although not required for the game, there is support for an optional Nintendo-branded pedometer to count your steps.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Wii Fit U is a collection of mini-games that encourages players to be active in front of the TV to perform various tasks in the game. There is support for an optional, wearable pedometer, too. The game contains some mild cartoon violence, as you can hit other players with snowballs, water, and so on, as well as punch a robotic punching bag.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byolivergamereviews December 14, 2014

I like it

This Game Is Good for Being Fit and healthy, Also makes you very energised, Can help kids learn skills for being fit too, I love this game for a "Im bored... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byNathan4Saftey February 3, 2014

Fun And Fitness!

This Game Is Great! I Use This At Least 3 Times A Week And I Really See Progress Combined With My Other Fitness! Pedometer Is Great! Even For Travel! The Only T... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bypolocatfan April 20, 2014

Wii Fit U Review

Wii Fit U is the third game in the Wii Fit series of games which are all about exercise. This game improves over Wii Fit Plus a lot. 1. The ability to play ent... Continue reading

What's it about?

Nintendo's WII FIT U is a collection of fitness-themed mini-games that comes with a wearable Fit Meter pedometer. Building on the success of Nintendo's Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, this new fitness game includes all the exercise-themed mini-games from its predeccessor but adds many more fun ways to get fit. Plus, it incorporates the information collected by the Fit Meter, including steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. Wii Fit U requires the Wii Balance Board (resembling a bathroom scale), Wii Remote controller(s), and Wii U GamePad.

Is it any good?

This is perfect for anyone looking to have fun while staying fit. Wii Fit U includes all the games and activities in the previous Wii Fit Plus collection, plus more than 20, all-new fun ways to stay active in front of your television. A personal favorite is a kind of waitering simulation, wherein you have a limited amount of time to bring a tray of food to hungry people by walking on the Balance Board for movement while holding the Wii U GamePad flat like a serving tray (and trying to prevent the food from falling or rolling off). Plus, this game integrats the Fit Meter, which you can wear throughout the day; it retains information and wirelessly shares it with your Wii U console to see on the TV and on the GamePad screen. We all know it can be tough to remain motivated to lose weight and get fit, but this game does a great job for players of all ages.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Does this "exergaming" collection make exercise fun for players? What else can the developers do, along with adding support for a pedometer?

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  • Talk to your kids about how diet is also an important part of a child's wellness. Common Sense Media offers this video about consuming and curbing junk food.

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