As you might have seen, earlier this year I reviewed Zumba Fitness for the Wii. You may also be aware that there is a new game out, Zumba Fitness 2 which I have sent to review. (A copy of which I recently gave away on the blog).
I think I have mentioned, several times before, that I am a big fan of dance and fitness games for the Wii. For me, this is what the Wii was made for and I think they add a new dimension to fitness in the home being far more interactive than the usual fitness DVDs.
The original Zumba Fitness game is the number one fitness title of 2011, selling more than 4 million copies worldwide, with over 1 million of those in the UK. Zumba Fitness 2 builds on the success of the original game and has enhanced the experiences with brand new routines, hit music, customization features and 24 dance styles.
There are 32 new routines in favourite styles like Salsa and Reggaeton and also some new styles like Pasadoble and Ragga (the new Bollywood is one of my favourites!) with extremely contagious music tracks. As with the first game, in the box is a holster belt to securely hold your Wii remote whilst you dance your little socks off.
As I mentioned on my first review, I can be slightly uncoordinated and found it hard to follow the routines at first. With Zumba Fitness 2 I have found it a bit easier although the pace seems a bit faster and more upbeat - which is not a problem at all, makes for a really great, fun workout. I can't lie and say that it's so much fun that I forget I am exercising, because it completely wears me out - but it's for fitness so that's to be expected! What is also instantly noticeable with this version is the graphics, they have definitely improved since the first game.
There are different modes of play and you can customise your experience by making your own playlist in Full Class Mode or use the tutorial mode before you dive in head first. There's even a multiplayer mode if you feel like inviting your friends round for a workout!
All-in-all, Zumba Fitness 2 is hugely fun and is a fantastic improvement on the first game. When the festive period is over I'll definitely be using this as part of my New Year fitness regime.
Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii is out now. To find out more about the game, please visit www.ZumbaFitnessgame.com
love & kisses
Mrs M x