Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wii are Having Fun Now

We finally decided to join the modern generation and get a Wii. I've never been a big video game fan, but I am loving it. Love the physical aspect of it, love that all of us can play, love the competition part of it. What? Me? Competitive? Oh, just a tiny bit. And Morgan, well she is kicking our butt at bowling. She's quite the natural. Her overall favorite thing about the Wii? Changing her outfit on her Mii each day, of course. Have I mentioned that she's a girlie-girl?

Mark used some of his birthday money to buy the Active Life Outdoor Challenge. This thing is a blast.

You use a mat, which comes with the game, and a controller for a whole body experience. There are games like jump rope, whack a mole, roller skating, mine carts and so much more. You can play alone (training, free play, or courses) or with others (competition where you each take turns, or head to head where you are both doing it at the same time, as well as cooperative play). We played for an hour last night and I am sore! Morgan was in bed while we were playing so she didn't get to try out, but I think she's going to be able to play several of these games.

There are only two things I have an issue with. The first is that the mat slides around. We put my yoga mat down and then the Wii mat on top. This cut down on the sliding, but we still needed to adjust the mat every so often. The second is that the mat buttons are pretty close together for head to head play. It would be fine for two kids, but two adults are practically on top of each other. This does make it easy to "accidently" bump into your partner, breaking their stride and enabling you to sprint to the finish line - but I would never do that.

Overall, I really like this game and I think it's going to provide us with hours and hours of entertainment.


Simply AnonyMom said...

We recently got the wii and that game also. the kids LOVe it, I have played it with them a few times. it is so fun to watch KJ and AJ battle eachother and help eachother in games.

I am glad you and Morgan and your hubby enjoy the game too.

Lilith Silvermane said...


Send me an e-mail. You won the Disney on Ice tickets!


Lilith Silvermane said...

Hey again...
Let me know your e-mail address and I'll send it to the organizers!

Glad that a happy family will be getting the tickets, I am sure the parents and kids will be so excited to see the show!

Have a wonderful day!