Game review: ‘Ring Fit Adventure’: Get kids in shape with fantastic and fun fitness game
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Game review: ‘Ring Fit Adventure’: Get kids in shape with fantastic and fun fitness game

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Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)

Parents need to know that “Ring Fit Adventure” is a fitness adventure game exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Players explore a large world, attempting to save the land from a giant monster that’s escaped from a magical prison. During the adventure mode, players will fight and defeat enemies by using exercises to trigger attacks against creatures. No blood or gore’s shown, and these opponents fly away or disappear when defeated. Otherwise, there’s no inappropriate content in the game. Parents should also know that the title focuses on building and maintaining regular exercise habits, and provides multiple mini-games, modes, and options for players to get into a routine of working out to support and improve their health.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

“Ring Fit Adventure” is a large adventure game designed to get players interested in exercise and fitness. The game is actually coupled with two external peripherals — a leg strap and a Pilates resistance ring-inspired device called a Ring-Con to interact with the on-screen action. The main focus of the game is the Adventure mode, where players take on the role of themselves as they’re pulled into a fantasy world to help defeat monsters and a gigantic bodybuilding dragon. To make any progress, you’ll need to jog or run in place, or perform other movements with the peripherals to gather items, coins, or interact with objects. Of course, scattered across each level are monster battles, which will require players to perform leg and arm workouts, crunches, yoga poses, and more to defeat these opponents.

IS IT ANY GOOD?

Get ready to burn some calories and get a solid workout with this surprisingly deep adventure game. “Ring Fit Adventure” turns the activity of working out into an engaging fantasy tale where players attempt to defeat a muscle-bound dragon named Dragaux in his quest to conquer a world. With the help of two peripherals (a leg strap and a resistance band called a Ring-Con), players will jog or run in place, collecting coins by pulling on the ring to vacuum up objects or pushing in to propel a blast of air at their target. But the true workout comes when you fight the monsters scattered across each level. Based on the resistance level that you set, and the moves that you’ve chosen as “attacks,” you’ll have to perform and hold each exercise for a number of reps.

“Ring Fit” also promotes interest in exercise with a clever addition of Multi-Task Mode, where players can squeeze the ring up to 500 times a day when the Switch is turned off to earn coins and bonus items for your next workout. What’s more, if you’re not interested in a full session, you can launch one of the mini-games to test your skills (and at the same time, get practice for when these activities show up in the Adventure mode). All this being said, “Ring Fit” isn’t perfect — the leg strap tends to slide on your leg repeatedly during long sessions or active exercises when you’re exerting yourself. But these are minor issues for a game that manages to get you off your seat and onto your feet, getting a great workout and motivating you to come back for more the next day.

RATING AND CONTENT

Recommended for ages 10 and older

Quality: 5 out of 5

Educational value: 3 out of 5

Positive messages: 4 out of 5

Positive role models: 4 out of 5

Ease of play: 4 out of 5

Violence: 1 out of 5

Sex: 0 out of 5

Language: 0 out of 5

Drinking, drugs, and smoking: 0 out of 5

Consumerism: 0 out of 5

GAME DETAILS

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Price: $79.99

Developer: Nintendo of America

Release date: October 18, 2019

Genre: Exergaming

ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy violence

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