Review: Zumba Burn It Up (Nintendo Switch)
Everyone’s favorite dance party is back! Zumba is a global movement that brings the fun to fitness with over 15 million people taking weekly classes across 186 countries.
- Video graphics.
- 6.6Gb download size.
- Fitness gameplay.
- 2-4 local player support.
- 3 modes- single song/full class/fitness party.
- Earn FP and level up to unlock new avatars.
- Challenges-own in-game achievements.
- Streak counter.
- Fitness tracker-stats/challenges/goals and awards.
- Goals-breakdown of activity.
- Stats-time played/calories burned/classes taken and songs cleared.
- Fitness party-Co op mode where you get one overall score.
- 5-star performance rank along with a score.
- 3 class lengths-short (15 mins) normal (30) long (60).
- 30 plus songs.
- Controls-hold Joycon in your hand.
- Good job at tracking movements.
- 3 intensity levels-low/medium/high.
- Gameplay-follow the people’s actions on screen and score points based on performance and timing.
- A good solid workout.
- Doesn’t require you to be movement perfect.
- No touchscreen support.
- Stats/calories are advisory as they don’t ask for weight/height.
- No tutorial at all.
- Small feedback text on performance.
- No leaderboards.
- Only one player has the stats and ability to change their avatars.
- Little help or ways to help improve.
- Learning on the fly is tough.
- Music is not for everyone.
- Can’t make and do just playlists.
- Can’t change song intensity.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Everybody loves to play games that encourage and promote healthy living, that’s just a stone-cold fact. Enter Zumba! Now I’ve not done much Zumba in my life but I do like to keep fit so I jumped at the chance. Immediately I was put off by the cold opening and no tutorial or explanation, I mean I was new and just wanted a brief overview of what to expect. Regardless of this I soldiered on and went in for a couple of songs. You get a guy or gal in front of you and just have to guess what they are going to be doing so you can keep up, it definitely gave me a workout as I sweated and shouted at the instructor to just slow the fuck down. Occasionally I would get a helpful prompt to show what’s coming but it was infrequent and too quick, I kept going back as even though I may not have been nailing all the moves, I was getting a workout and the game did a good job of still treating me like I was hitting the marks. The calories side is taken with a pinch of salt as you put no details in on your height and weight but I have a smartwatch so I generally ignored it all. Kinda hoping the game would of other hooks in it like leaderboards or online but as it is you can easily and quickly set up a Zumba session and get a good workout. It’s not bad and it’s not good but it does the job!