Walk it Out! :: Wii Game Review
With over 120 songs to walk to, Walk it Out by Konami allows you to do just that – walk around on your balance board or waggle your Wii-mote and nunchuk to simulate walking outside!
With over 120 songs to walk to, Walk it Out! by Konami allows you to do just that – walk around on your balance board or waggle your Wii-mote and nunchuk to simulate walking outside! A progress tracker helps you monitor any weight lost as you ask yourself why you bought this game when you could have walked around humming and whistling for free.
Walk It Out’s big selling catch phrase is “Explore and Get Fit!”, and explore you can as you travel to exciting locations such as a stadium, a city and a field, on foot and in time to the music. The exploration comes at a snail’s pace and bears no real reward, as you travel to no exotic locales. With no time limits or challenges the “game” exists only as a means of walking around. If that’s the case, is it fair to call it a game at all?
The most intense action that takes place in Walk It Out!, wait for it... is walking! This isn’t even speed walking, it’s walking at a leisurely pace, through boring areas that look worse than most Nintendo Gamecube games. Ugh! The weight you do lose would be just as easily lost climbing any local hills, or by going to the store to get food instead of taking the bus or asking for a ride. At least if you’re carrying food back you’ll have a bit of weight resistance and you’d probably lose more weight than you would walking around in Walk It Out!
Explore and Get Outside!
This game begs the question - when there are games like Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution that involve more intensive weight loss activities, why pay to Walk it Out? Before you think about buying this game, take a look outside and appreciate the free visuals in the wonders of nature, maybe you could even walk there.
ESRB Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10+