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Wii Active Life: Extreme Challenge

Updated on August 24, 2009

Wii Active Life

Wii Active Life is the Wii series of "get off the couch and be active" video games. Wii wants you to get in shape, and by participated in these crazy challenges, you'll be sweating in no time. Wii offers a variety of fitness games, but the Wii Active Life series is one of the best. It does have its complications, but you will find more people satisfied with the purchase of the games than not.

With Wii Active Life Extreme Challenge, you will be able to get off the couch and participate in at least 15 different activities plus a time trial. You can play by yourself or you can challenge your friends. It's really all up to you. You will be able to play in all new activities such as in-line skating, kite surfing, base jumping, acrobatic double dutch, BMX biking, skateboarding, and rock climbing.

The game features a unique cell-shaped art design with pretty detailed environments and neat character designs. There is also a Mii integration feature that includes the option to use Mii characters.

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Wii Extreme Challenge Review

You will get your heart pumping with this action packed video game. The motion sensing game uses the Wii Active Mat to help monitor your movements. This is the followup game to Outdoor Challenge, so you can bet that the games have improved.

The games and challenges kick you into high gear with these extreme sports. You'll rock climbing the Grand Canyon and kite-surfing the Pacific ocean.

Like Outdoor Challenge, you will need to coordinate watching the screen and the mat so that you properly step on the proper squares and triangles. You can easily miss your step climbing the Grand Canyon if you're not looking, and you just don't want to fall and have to start all over.

Again, since Wii Extreme Challenge uses the Active Mat, you will find that the mat is sensitive and can be used as the remote. If you don't watch what you're doing, you can step wrong and change the screen when you're not ready. This is more of a concern in the menu and instruction screens.

Other basic complaints about using the active mat are going to be the same game to game because they may have added to the Wii Active Life series, they have not made any updates to the Active Mat.

  • The mat can be sticky and can stick to your feet if you don't wear socks while playing the game.
  • The pad is not large enough for more than one person to use it at the same time.

As for the game, it is still very new on the market, so the major complaints and issues with the Extreme Challenge video game have not all bene discovered yet.


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    • wesleycox profile image

      wesleycox 8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      The Wii activity game series is really refreshing for me as I like to exercise and think that even if it is from a game, everyone should exercise. Great hub.