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Wii Fit Facts

January 29th, 2009

In the recent past, more and more people have become health conscious and the fitness industry has been riding high in the last few years. Cashing in on the fitness craze, Nintendo introduced a game console that combines both fitness and fun, and as expected it has become immensely popular overnight. Retailers don’t have enough stock to fulfill the demands of Wii owners who are rushing out to buy this new game. But, that’s really not surprising, considering that Wii Fit is capable of providing a complete fitness solution while being a whole load of fun. Here are some Wii Fit facts to acquaint you with the product:

  • Wii Fit has four main categories and over 40 different games are spread across them. The four main categories are: Strength Training, Aerobics, Yoga and Balance Games. Both Strength Training and Yoga have 14 games each, while Aerobics and Balance Games have 9 games each. Most of the games are unlocked in the beginning, but as the player progresses in each category, more and more games get unlocked.
  • People have protested that Wii Fit can hardly be classified as a game. However, like most other traditional games that give you what is commonly known as experience points, Wii Fit offers Fit Points that get accumulated in your Fit Bank. On the other hand, there are goals and challenges that you need to complete just like all other video games. The fact that you also get health benefits is really simply a bonus.
  • Wii Fit comes equipped with the Balance Board and it is connected to the console through WiFi. You are required to stand on this balance board and your movements on it will get registered in the game as you pursue your activity. Nintendo has a knack for creating hardware that is sturdy, but at the same time is pleasing to the eyes, and this is true of the Wii Fit Balance Board as well which looks a lot like a regular household weighing scale.
  • Wii Fit calculates what it calls your Wii Fit Age. You enter your height and age, while the Wii Fit Balance Board calculates your weight. It provides you with your body mass index (BMI) and calculates your Wii Fit Age. You know you are in dire need of a fitness routine if your Wii Fit Age is a lot more than your actual age.
  • Even though Wii Fit doesn’t offer a multiplayer mode, this game has become a huge hit in community settings. The game allows you to create your own personal profile and all your family or friends can create one for themselves. Wii Fit keeps track of every player’s progress, making it possible to have exciting competitions amongst each other. On the other hand, watching your family or friends gyrate on the Balance Board allows for a lot of fun on a lazy afternoon.
  • Wii Fit also allows you to keep track of off-board fitness activities. Players can log in their daily activities like swimming, walking, cycling, etc. and the time they have spent on each in the game and it will incorporate these figures in calculating your fitness levels.

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Wii Fit Tips

January 29th, 2009

While most video games have an adverse effect on people’s fitness levels as they slouch for hours and hours in front of the monitor, Wii Fit offers a great combination of both fitness and fun. However, you are not going to become fit and trim by simply paying the price of the game. In the beginning, playing and watching other play different games on Wii Fit can be an amusing and fun activity. But, as the novelty wears off, it is important to continue your fitness regime on Wii Fit to actually get the health benefits that the game has to offer. Here are some Wii Fit tips to help you make the most of your Wii Fit and ensure that it doesn’t find itself in the attic a month from its purchase:

Be Precise
: You may have come across reviews of Wii Fit that claim that the Balance Board is not accurate in recording your body weight. Since, all calculations in the game depend on your body mass index (BMI) of which your body weight is an important component, it is disheartening to know that the results could be completely off because of the inaccurate Balance Board. However, chances are that you are not placing the Balance Board accurately. You need a hard surface like tiles or hardwood floor to place your Balance Board on. If you are placing it on the carpet next to your TV, chances are the results will be inaccurate.

Be Prepared: The novelty of Wii Fit will wear out in a few weeks, if not days. Be prepared for this to happen. Additionally, also be prepared with a fitness routine you intend to stick to for a long term period. Have a plan to ensure that Wii Fit becomes a part of your daily routine.

Have Real Expectations
: Odds are that you bought Wii Fit because of all the hype that surrounds it and highlights all the health benefits you can derive from it. But, while this is absolutely true, you also need to be aware that ads and articles tend to only focus on the positives without paying any attention to practicalities. It wouldn’t be surprising if you thought that an hour on the Wii Fit every week will turn you into a supermodel and take away all your excess fat. If you really believe this, you are likely to be disappointed when it does not happen.

Be Ready: Wii Fit is a fitness routine like every other fitness routine you have come across. It needs a warming up and a cooling down period before and after the game. If you go straight into power boxing without getting your body ready for it, you are bound to suffer from muscle cramps in a matter of minutes. If this were to happen to you repeatedly, it is unlikely that you will have any desire to continue playing the game.

Take Your Time: the results of Wii Fit are not uniform or standardized. Different people will show different rates of weight loss. Do not get discouraged if your friend has lost more weight that you have. Stay focused on your fitness routine, ensure that you are following instructions accurately and you are bound to see the difference in your fitness levels.

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Wii Fit - Does it work ?

January 29th, 2009

Wii Fit has created a sensation in both the gaming and the fitness industry. It has been hailed as the best Christmas gift of the year and since its introduction in the market, suppliers have hardly been able to keep pace with the demand. The game is flying off the shelves across the country as more and more Wii owners are rushing to buy their gateway into the world of fitness. Ads and articles, both online and off, are singing praises of this revolutionary game and we are already seeing posts across blogs about the rate at which people are losing weight. But, is this hype for real? Wii Fit - does is work ?

It is true that what Wii Fit has achieved is phenomenal. Combining fitness with fun and motivating people to stay fit simply because it is fun to do so is a rare achievement. While most home video games have an adverse effect on the fitness levels of the players, thanks to the continual slouching in front of the monitor, with their thumb being the only part of their body that is active, here is a video game that makes people want to exercise and follow regular fitness regimes on a daily basis. Combined with its ability to be source of entertainment for the whole family, it is capable of raising fitness levels of entire families at a time. Irrespective of any flaws or limitations, it may have this achievement deserves to be acknowledged.

On the other hand, it is important to know that while this is a great start, especially for people who have never considered a fitness regime before, it is important to realize that this is not a whole and complete fitness regime in itself. Just exercising on the Balance Board once a week or every once in a while is not going to help you shed any pounds or get any fitter. Even if you are diligent in your routine and follow it rigorously on a daily basis, it will certainly help you shed pounds, but will still not be a complete fitness solution. Complete fitness includes proper lifestyle, healthy diet, mental health, etc. which are completely outside the purview of this game.

On the other hand, there is no substitute to have a real fitness trainer. A real trainer will be able to look at your stance or your movement and know if what you are doing is right or wrong. If you are making any mistakes, a real trainer will be able to correct it before it starts becoming counter-productive or you end up injuring yourself. Doing exercises wrongly is possibly worse than doing no exercise at all, as it can potentially harm you all well, and only a real trainer can help you in this regard.

Also, it is important to remember that the game cannot always be accurate. For instance, a person with high muscle mass will register a high BMI even though there is no ounce of fat on his body, because the game cannot distinguish between muscle and fat.

In all, Wii Fit is a great game and a great start to the world of fitness, but like every good thing, has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Wii Fit Table Tilt Walkthrough

January 25th, 2009

This is one of the hardest of the balance games. You need to tilt your body forward, backward, left and right to lean the platforms and get the balls into the holes on the platform. Sometimes you need to let one ball drop to get others in. However, then the platform will spin and drop off other marbles so you have to move quickly to balance it out. When you complete a level, you will get additional 20 seconds. There are 8 levels in total

When you complete a level, you will get ten points. And you will get one point for each second you will have left at the end. Then, depending on how good you are, you will get from one up to four stars:

  • 1 - 29 pts. = 1star
  • 30 - 79 pts. = 2star
  • 80 - 99 pts. = 3star
  • 100 - + pts. = 4star

How to unlock:
This game is available at the beginning

Table Tilt Tips & tricks:
Stand on the board with the arms out to get more balance. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a ball or two to get others in. Don’t move too fast and practice until you will get the feeling for the fine tuning on the board.

Beginner Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 3 minutes

Difficulty: 2star

Even the beginner level needs a lot of practice for the completion. Keep calm and just get them in :)

Beginner Level Table Tilt Walkthrough:

Here is a video of the Wii Fit table tilt walkthrough on the beginner level:

Advanced Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 5 minutes

Difficulty: 3star

Here you will need to manage more marbles and the platforms are smaller and addly shaped.

Advanced Level Table Tilt Walkthrough:

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Wii software download

January 25th, 2009

The gaming console that the world loves so much is Wii. It was released by Nintendo as a seventh generation console. The name derives from the wireless controller or the Wii remote which detects three dimensional movements. The console is managed like the Xbox or the PlayStation and has a definite set of software that runs the console and manages the performance of the home video game. The firmware component of the console is dependent on the compatibility of the software that would enhance the performance of the video games along with the music and the movies that can be played on the Wii.
The backward compatibility of the console leads to the specificity that all previously published versions of Nintendo game ware become compatible. The Wii can accept all Nintendo GameCube Game discs through a slot loading drive. All the hardware support has to be maintained with the proper software interface and the software is easy to get.

When a vendor sells a Wii, the basic software requirements are also delivered with it. But the updates that are released can be downloaded from the internet. The system software is an updatable firmware. Along with this, it is definitely a software frontend on the video game console. What actually occurs is that the internet connection on the Wii, known as WiiConnect24, allows the new updates to be viewed by the player who can then proceed to download the latest software from the internet directly on to the console.

The gamer gets a notification of the available Wii software download from Nintendo and the update can then be installed either during the activity or after the activity is completed. There are many first party and third party games which come bound with the software updates that would help a person who does not have an internet line connected with the console to still receive the updates whenever the new update is available. This can however force the upgradation process as some games do not allow their play without the new upgrade being installed whether or not that update is required to play the game. Some online games also do come with extra updates often.

You can always use the Wii software download either directly from the Wii site or can also download it from the various sites which offer the download. There are video converters, transfer software, and different video and audio players which can be downloaded from the internet either directly onto the console or also one can burn it on a disc and install it in one’s very own Wii. One should be aware of hacks and threats on the internet and try to avoid malicious looking sites and go for the original software upgradation sites. The Wii console is developing each and every day and newer and newer updates are always in the making.

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Wii Fit Ski Jump Tips

January 25th, 2009

A fast and easy game to play between the hard workouts on the Wii Fit ;). First, do like you would kneeling down and try to get the red dot a bit OVER the blue one - this way you can get your speed up to 97 km/h. While in the air, extend your legs like if you would standing up and lean a bit forward.

How to unlock:
Wii Fit Ski Jump is available at the beginning

Ski Jump Tips & tricks:
Make sure your balance is slightly over the blue dot to get additional speed. Another good trick is to “stand up” near the end of the ramp - before you are actually in the air. This can get you 10-20 meters extra.

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 1 minute

Difficulty: 1star

Wii Fit Balance Games, Wii Fit Games

Wii Fit Ski Slalom

January 25th, 2009

This one is great. Just steer between the red and blue flags and try not to miss a single one. If you do, you will be penalized with 7 additional seconds. You need to lean forward to get some additional boost but use it with caution so you won’t be too fast at the end of the track.

How to unlock:
This game is also available at the beginning

Ski Slalom Tips & tricks:
Move forward so your balance point reach the blue bar to get additional speed. Do some training rounds to get familiar with the track and then just concentrate and work on your time. Try to pass the gates in a straight line because you are loosing speed with each turn.

Beginner Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 1 minute

Difficulty: 2star

Advanced Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 1 minute

Difficulty: 3star

Wii Fit Balance Games, Wii Fit Games

Wii Fit Weight Limit

January 24th, 2009

Although the balance board is able to withstand much greater weights of around 600 pounds (because you would exert different amounts of pressure by jumping around on it), there is a weight limit that it can accurately measure.

The weight limit for the US and european models is set to 330 lbs (149.6 kg). The japanese Wii Fit, however, has a weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg).

There seems to be a small trick to increase the weight limit of Wii Fit by 10-20 pounds (4.5-9 kg) though: apparently, if you would use it on a thick carpet (or a blanket folded several times), it tricks the weight sensors and let them think that you are slightly lighter than you are. You could then use a temporary Mii until your weight gets under the weight limit so you can use Wii Fit without the carpet :)

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Wii Fit Soccer Heading

January 18th, 2009

This is is the first and one of the best Wii Fit balance games. You will get 80 soccer balls kicked at you and you have to tilt your body left and right to head them. Try to hit all balls that you can get but avoid the shoes (-1 point) and the panda balls (-3). The most important thing to remember is that you are getting bonus points for each ball you are hitting in a row. So for the first ball you are getting 1 point, for the second one 2 points, for the third - 3 and so on up to ten points per ball. That is the key to success.

How to unlock:
This game is available at the beginning

Soccer Heading Tips & tricks:
Try to head as much consecutive balls as possible. Stay cool and not move randomly on the board.

Beginner Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 1 minute

Difficulty: 1star

The beginner level is fairly easy, you will master it soon enough once you have figured out the sensibility of the controls.

Advanced Level:

Wii Fit Piggy credits: 2 minutes

Difficulty: 2star

You do the same like in the beginner level but this one is way harder. You might need a few days to be perfect on this one.

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Wii Fit Ultimate Balance Test

January 18th, 2009

For those of you who are not aware about this neat hidden game (well, it’s more like an easter egg) - now it is time to try it out. It contains three progressively harder tests and all i can say - good luck in passing the last one. The point of this minigame is to stand still for three seconds and hold the balance even 50-50 on both feets. Believe me, it’s sounds much easier than it is!

To start the ultimate balance test, go to the Training screen. See that animated waving balance board in the background ? Just click on it and you will be taken to the test.

Wii Fit Cheats, Wii Fit Videos