Ironically enough, one of the fastest selling games of all time barely meets the criteria by which we might classify a 'game' a 'game', but anyone overlooking the importance and cultural impact of Wii Fit does so at their own peril. Forget Mario, this is what really endeared the Wii to the hearts of mums everywhere, and what is arguably responsible for single-handedly standing in the face of videogame hatred and turning it on its head - proving that gaming can actually be good for you, or at least supplying connotations to that effect.
A cross between yoga, aerobics and circuit training, Wii Fit succeeds because it makes working out kind of fun, marrying classic Nintendo presentation with core circuit routines and gaming progression incentives. The only thing that could make it better would be Achievements/Trophies.
Quick reminder that Tesco Direct are back currently offering Wii Fit Plus along with a third party balance board for £59.97, but as it's over £50 you can get atenner knocked off by enetering in the code TDX-GD55 before you checkout. Considering that buying the two separately will cost nearly £90 and that this is the cheapest deal around for this bundle by at least £10, you're saving yourself a fair few pennies.
Don't forget to enter TDX-GD55 at the checkout to get it at this price! You'll have to add £5 to the price for delivery
It's worth noting that the Balance Board included here is not the official Nintendo board and, as such, it's not quite as responsive. It's perfectly serviceable, and will suit people who really just want to get cracking on with Wii Fit Plus, but it's not quite the finished article which would explain the price.
As for Wii Fit Plus itself, well it basically takes the original game and adds 15 new Aerobics/Balance modes and six unique Yoga and Strength-Training exercises. It's mainly for personal use, but there are a handful of modes that allow for up to 8 player multiplayer action.
Wii Fit takes the premise of making movement fun to its logical extreme and will appeal to anyone who finds the gym unpleasant and Stairmasters a chore, but you might want to consider holding out for that elusive package, long though that wait may be.
Thanks to mmm007 at HUKD