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Working out. If you know you should do it more often, but just don’t have the time (read: you’re lazy, and the couch–plus streaming television–are calling), then you might wanna give the latest Nintendo Switch innovation a go. Ring Fit Adventure is an adventure game, work out and all-around-good-time in one. This isn’t the console’s first foray into the exercise realm; Fitness Boxing works up a sweat, too. But with all-new gaming accessories and whole new movements to track, Ring Fit Adventure takes e-fitness to the next level.
How does it work? The Ring-Con and Leg Strap attachment combine with your Joy-Con controllers to track your gestures. In adventure mode, you run through different lands in order to defeat a body building dragon, all while collecting coins, jumping, shooting, and yoga posing along the way. If you’re worried about jogging bothering your downstairs neighbours, you can play in Quiet Mode, which has no running involved.
Wanna get into the sweating part more quickly — or target specific parts of the body, like your deltoids, quads, or pecs? Then you’ll love all the challenges and mini games. Use the Ring-Con to sculpt clay vases, parachute down a course, play whack-a-mole, balance on a tightrope, zoom up walls and more, all while getting in some good ol’ exercise. Are party games your thing? Challenge opponents to rep battles and see who is the strongest, best and greatest human amongst your friend group (that’s an accurate way to measure that, right?).
And if you want to get back into your fave TV show while still working on those arms, set the game to Multitask mode and see how many pushing and pulling Ring-Con reps you can do while binge-watching This Is Us.
Look, we’re not saying this is a complete gym replacement. But it’s not just a silly gimmick either. You will sweat, and you will have fun. All-in-all, it’s an easy, enjoyable way to add a little more movement and exercise into your life, and who doesn’t want that?
WHO IT’S FOR:
Everyone, but particularly those who bore easily when it comes to exercise and need something a bit more fun for motivation.