Fitness Boxing Fist Of The North Star Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)
For our Fitness Boxing Fist Of The North Star Review, where we Improve our daily exercise habits, get into shape, and draw back the curtain on a new, legendary body! While retaining the basic features of Fitness Boxing, this new installment adds characters and settings from the world of Fist of the North Star for truly effective workouts!
Fitness Boxing Fist Of The North Star Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 2.8GB download size.
- Own in-game achievements.
- Boxing fitness gameplay.
- Uses the Joycon in your hands.
- One player (two Joycon) and two players (one joy-con each or two sets of Joycon).
- Opening tutorial event.
- Fitness points – earned from playing and getting achievements. This is the game’s currency.
- Daily workout where you put a stamp on the calendar.
- Good loading times.
- Four game modes – free training, battle, daily workout, and basic training.
- Fully voiced characters/instructors.
- It Plays like a rhythm action game as you time your punches to icons on the screen.
- The shop has – instructors, outfits for the instructors, and songs.
- Five total instructors to unlock.
- Daily missions for bonus fitness points.
- My data is where you can view your stats like calories burned, highest score, punches thrown, etc, and look/edit your data (age/weight/height/target weight).
- Music player so you listen to the songs, and favorite them to create a playlist.
- Password protection can be turned on to lock your account.
- Possible to record your workout in the game.
- Two types of units – meters/grams and feet/pounds.
- Basic game settings – rumble, units, the first day of the week, date/change time, weight entry announcement, and voice language.
- Alarm – set the time and even if you are not in the game your console will go off.
- Timing adjustment allows you to fine-tune the reactions and can help if it feels off.
- Graphics and input lag sliders.
- Action assists – Auto score for ducking, weaving, body punches, steps, and sway backs. (all individual options)
- Your daily workout can be fine-tuned by turning off – ducking, weaving, body punches, steps, and sway backs.
- Battle mode is where you have to face off against a set amount of enemies, you can keep fighting after the time limit for bonus score and fitness points. This is the mode that unlocks new instructors to buy.
- Feels really responsive.
- End of exercise breakdown including score and calories burned along with hit percentages.
- Generally feels like the game knows what you are doing wrong and tells you how to correct it.
- The game will always prompt you to do stretching and cool-downs.
- Free battle lets you choose any unlocked stages, songs, and workouts.
- You can set your goals and this will recommend workouts to do.
- Each workout shows what parts of the body work out.
- Three exercise intensity difficulties – light, regular, and hard.
- Stretching can be casual or thorough.
- A timer is used for every mode including pre and Post cool-downs.
- Big boss battles.
- When a new workout is part of a session you can opt-in to try out and practice the new workout.
- It gets very in-depth and varied.
- Will knacker you right out.
- Basic training is basically your tutorials – holding the Joycon, actions, basic rules, outlaw battles, and boss battles.
- You can do orthodox and southpaw stances.
- The Ui is clear and easy to read.
- During a session, you will swap stances.
- Constant feedback on performance.
- Motivational quips as your play.
- Everything you do is tracked from punches to calories to how many times you played a certain song.
Fitness Boxing Fist Of The North Star Review Cons:
- No touchscreen support.
- Takes a while to get going in terms of punch/action variety.
- Will proper knacker you out.
- The cast of characters is not for everyone.
- No fun mini-games where the game could try new tricks.
- The good vibe shoutouts repeat a fair bit.
- Same animations over and over.
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
I tell you what, the Nintendo Switch is fast becoming not only the place for fitness games but also the showcase of how to gamify fitness games. Here we have a boxing fitness game set with the Fist Of The North Star universe, having never played the games I did fear a lot of the game’s dialogue and atmosphere would be lost on me but that wasn’t the case. You get a solid cast of characters and it doesn’t matter if you know them as you get cutscenes and little snippets but you don’t come here for the story. I love the game as it is a solid workout source, it has the stamp of a day of daily workouts as we got in Wii Fit. Everything you do is tracked and whilst I know the calorie counter is a rough estimate, it’s still gonna have you sweating. The game modes are kinda varied but not enough to feel that different, the accuracy of the punches feels good and you do get settings to tweak that if you need to. All I personally struggled with is just getting used to the stances as you do orthodox and southpaw that’s fine but you have to keep leaning backward and forwards as you punch, you need to learn how to breathe properly as you punch and a lot more, it’s surprising how much effort goes into a punch (I always thought it was a pint of vodka and a bad reason). The feedback you get honestly feels unique to you as they remind you to breathe or when to lean back and punch, it just always felt like the timing of them telling me something was perfect. Overall it’s a game I will come back to daily so I can get my stamps and get my Rocky on. There is a playable demo so I urge anyone looking at the game to give it a real shot.