Zumba Fitness 2

Game review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Dance/fitness series makes big improvements but teen music.

Parents say

age 12+
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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The game's message to players is that it's possible to be active and burn calories in a fun and energetic way.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Players have on-screen instructors that guide them through the game and encourage them to continuously take their workouts to the next level.

Ease of Play

This game does a good job of taking players step-by-step through the various dance moves and controls. Some of the songs and dance styles can be very difficult and require players to try over and over again until they master the moves, while other songs are basic and accessible. Players will find their comfort level and be able to choose the songs that are best for their ability.

Violence
Sex

Some song lyrics contain sexual innuendo.

Language

Although players will be much more focused on following the dance moves than trying to listen to every lyric in the background music, there are some songs that contain suggestive content including the Pitbull song "Pause," which has the line "My teeth will unsnap your bra."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although Zumba Fitness 2 is branded as an exercise game, its presentation is fun and energetic, designed to disguise the fact that players are getting a workout. It is a dancing game that introduces players to a variety of dance styles. Among the songs in the game are a few from top-selling artists like Pitbull and the Pussycat Dolls, as well as lesser-known international artists. A couple of the songs have suggestive lyrics, which pushes this dance game into an older audience, but players will most likely be far too focused on mastering the dance steps than listening to the fast-moving lyrics to every song. The game encourages players to keep exercising to their full potential by using professional personal trainers, who appear as virtual instructors.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRuthie85 November 11, 2012

Fun Program For Teens

Zumba is a sensational program for older kids. It's important to do the workouts that are at a comfortable to prevent injury. It's a fun way to burn c... Continue reading
Parent of an infant, 2, 5, 6, and 9 year old Written byUTMomof4 January 5, 2012

Great, fun workout!

My hubby just bought this for me to get back in shape after having my fifth baby. It's a very good workout, and very customizable to your abilities. My kid... Continue reading

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What's it about?

ZUMBA FITNESS 2 lets players get up and dance to a variety of high-energy songs. Among the 32 music tracks in the game are instantly recognizable songs from some of today's top artists, along with some more worldly songs that emphasize international dance styles. This game is as much a mental workout as it is a physical one, due to the complex and sometimes intimidating dance routines. However, the presence of virtual instructors, voiced by real-world personal trainers, goes a long way to encouraging players to keep at it until they achieve their workout goals.

Is it any good?

Zumba Fitness 2 makes a lot of improvements over the original Zumba Fitness title. Among the enhancements are a significantly improved training mode, which allows players to take the steps slowly until they get the hang of it. Additionally, the on-screen instructors have been modeled much more clearly, making it a seamless process to follow their moves and learn the dance steps. With a wide selection of songs, most players will easily find a track or two that they like well enough to play over and over again, but all of the songs are catchy and rhythmic and provide a fun workout routine. In short, this new entry in the Zumba Fitness franchise takes it to the next level and comes easily recommended.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to incorporate active games as part of a healthy lifestyle. Does this game make exercise fun?

  • What are some of the differences between the various styles of dance in this game?

  • What else can you do to ensure a healthy, active lifestyle?

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