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Active Life: Extreme Challenge Bundle with Mat - Nintendo Wii

by Bandai
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) 56 / 100


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  • More to Play-15 activities plus multi-player and time trial
  • All New Activities-Include street luge/in-line skating, kite surfing, base jumping,acrobatic double dutch, BMX biking, skateboarding and rock climbing
  • Unique & Stylish Cel-Shaded Art Design-Detailed environments and cool character designs
  • Mii Integration-Includes the option to use Mii characters
  • Fun for Everyone-Single and multi-player games to challenge you, your family and friends


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0028A8PDY
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 11.5 x 4.3 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,228 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Showcasing more than a dozen unique activities, from wakeboarding to rock climbing and base jumping, Active Life: Extreme Challenge promises to keep players pulses pounding and hearts pumping with each new event. Combining the exclusive mat controller with a Wii Remote not only provides active and fun gameplay but also an experience that burns calories. With competitive and multiplayer challenges for up to two players and the ability to play as your personalized Miis, Active Life: Extreme Challenge will ensure that everyone gets to share in the fun.

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Get ready to get active. In  Active Life: Extreme Challenge, you'll throw your entire body into every challenge that comes your way. This innovative game combines an included mat controller with the motion-sensing fun of your Wii Remote to deliver a whole-body experience that gets your limbs moving and your heart pumping, allowing you to enjoy extreme activities anytime.

Sky Dive!
Sky Dive!
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Do cool BMX Tricks!
Do cool BMX Tricks!
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Experience Kite Boarding!
Experience Kite Boarding!
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Active Life Extreme Challenge

Synopsis
Test your skills at 15 intense activities in Active Life: Extreme Challenge. Whether you're scaling the cliffs of the Grand Canyon or swooshing down the hills of San Francisco in a street luge, you'll enjoy the thrill of performing actions that make it feel as though you're really participating in an extreme activity. Explore amazingly detailed environments as you skate, surf, bike and more, and amp up the excitement by competing with friends and family in multiplayer gameplay.

Key Game Features:

  • Includes the game Active Life: Extreme Challenge and a mat controller to facilitate whole-body game activity
  • Engage in a wide variety of activities across thrillingly detailed environments, including kite-surfing in the Pacific and scaling the cliffs of the Grand Canyon
  • Move your body in 15 extreme activities, such as street luge/in-line skating, base jumping, acrobatic double dutch, BMX biking and skateboarding
  • See characters and environments come to life in a unique cel-shaded art design
  • Bring your Mii character into the game for a personal touch
  • Enjoy the fun by yourself or with friends in single-player, multiplayer and Time Trial modes
More Information
Active Life: Extreme Challenge is the follow up to the successful Active Life: Outdoor Challenge game/mat bundle. Leveraging the ‘active gaming’ trend, Active Life games use a mat controller along with the Wii Remote to incorporate the player’s entire body into the gameplay. 

Active Life: Extreme Challenge kicks Active Life into high gear, featuring ‘extreme’ themed sports such as base jumping, street luge, and rock climbing. Whether you want to swoosh down the hills of San Francisco in a street luge, scale the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, or kite-surf in the crystal blue waters of the Pacific, this game will get your heart pumping!


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
271 of 275 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I try to make all my Wii game purchases ones that combine fitness with the wii game system and have wondered why they didn't yet have a major calorie scorcher with a game that was all about fun...

First let me say I wear a Bodybugg which accurately measures daily caloric burn...even down to seconds that I can see displayed on a wrist unit...I only mention this so you know I base my review not on perceived exertion but on true measured caloric burn.

And, for those who don't care to lose any weight (how I envy you!) I will also address the game aspect...bear with me...

There have been active games (Golds Gym Cardio, Sports Active) that burned good calories but got redundant.

There have been games (Sports Resort, for example) that weren't meant to be fitness games but were very active and fun but, well could still stand room for improvement on both active fun and caloric burn in spite of them being great games...

There were fitness games that burned few calories (Wii Fit was great for balance but expert reviews and my own measurement showed low caloric burn, for example)

enter Active Life Extreme Challenge. Finally...Fun. Very fun. And active. VERY active. And original!

While I enjoyed the first Active Life, they have kicked it up a notch in very unique games and a whole lotta sweat equity goin' on in order to do them.

FUN: Okay, forget calorie burn. We want fun in a game afterall, don't we? That's why they call it a game...bottom line, that's what everyone wants..Because the games they chose were so unique, you get something very original. And because they take these unique games to challenges that involve tricks and jumps and really thinking about game play, it's addictive.
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94 of 95 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was looking forward to this game after being a huge fan of the first game in the series. I'm not sure if it's because I had such high expectations, but I was a bit let down.

The Good:

- There are a handful of games which really do introduce something new. Rock Climbing is an interesting game where you kneel on all fours and press different buttons on the pad to make your character climb up a rock wall. Inline Skate and and BASE Jumping are games where you need to use your feet to match a rapidly appearing pattern of buttons.

- Like its predecessor, most of the games are still a great workout. And because they're so fun, you get exercise without realizing you're exercising.

- If you have Active Life Outdoor Challenge and need a new Mat, it's not a bad idea to get this game if for nothing else than the additional Mat. The new games, while they won't knock your socks off, are fun enough, adequate for extending the use of your mats.

The Bad:

- The mat seems very unresponsive at times. I'm not sure if this is a result of poor programming or just the nature of the mat, but this is the cardinal sin of Wii games.

- A lot of the games are simply uninspired. Extreme Challenge's Street Luge is really not much different than Outdoor Challenge's Pipe Slider. Double-Dutch is the same as Jump Rope (and the "Fusion" feature, where you need to follow an on-screen character's "challenges" is especially frustrating due to poor controller response). BMX is much like "Speed Roller".

- Games like "Wakeboarding" are simply outclassed by the far superior versions in Wii Sports Resort, both in terms of controller response and graphics.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The first one was better August 22, 2009
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I pre-ordered Extreme Challenge because I liked Outdoor Challenge so much. Seems like the creative minds who worked on Outdoor Challenge were out of ideas for this one. The games are pretty similar to each other and involve a few basic actions: jumping on the mat, stepping on mat buttons to do tricks, or sitting on the mat and pressing buttons. The mat itself is an annoying peripheral since you have to find a place to store it when not in use. I don't get why they didn't just make the game Balance Board compatible so we could have one less Wii thing to keep around. Exercise-wise, if you like jumping a lot and have good knees, you might be able to get a workout. Again, Outdoor Challenge is better here--more variety and not so hard on the knees.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Clean Active Fun September 16, 2009
By L.H.
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Excellent game. Requires lots of movements and coordination. Very good alternative compared to other Wii games out there. Requires more than just hand movements. Most other reviews here covered all the bases. Have to agree that the first one "Outdoor Challenge" was a bit better.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not compatible with new Wii console February 25, 2012
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I can't actually review the game, because it turns out it is not compatible with the new 101 Wii console. There is no port to plug the mat into on the new model console, so game does not work. The Wii website does have a long list of games that are no longer supported on the new console, and that info would have been nice to know when I was shopping for games. Now, I get the pleasure of returning.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm not happy and will be returning this game. Like "Rick" below, I bought it based on the reviews here, when it was offered at a bit of a discount as a an Amazon "Deal of the Day". Having bought a couple other Wii activity games before (Wii Fit and EA Active), I was looking for some new variety.

But the Extreme Challenge was just not that enthralling, and was often more annoying than fun. First, even at the basic levels, some of the games were frustrating (like kite surfing, where the controls and needed actions weren't intuitive). It kind of felt more similar to traditional (non-Wii) games where there's an expectation that it SHOULD be tricky and only those "in the know" or who can figure it out should have the most fun. That didn't suit me, as an adult, and it's not what I've come to expect from Wii games.

Second, besides the mat not being wide enough for two adults (as others had commented), I was also annoyed to find that it tends to slip as you jump, especially in the jump-roping (but also other games). Given that landing accurately is key, yet you have to look up at the screen to know where to land, the movement of the mat was really frustrating. And having to play without shoes also added a bit of strain to the action.

Then, as others have noted, it just didn't feel like I was always really exerting physically, which was my main goal. Perhaps later levels or other games I didn't play would have gone better.

Clearly, others have enjoyed it, so more power to them. There will be one more available in the warehouse for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product, fast shipping and the item is just as described
Published 6 days ago by Terri Gibson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Jessica Guilbault
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: Not compatible with Wii U or newer version of Wii only...
Very disappointed!! I read the description and asked for this as a gift to play with my family. Nowhere does it say it is not compatible with Wii U, as many older gen Wii games... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Catherine L. Harris
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good at all
You have to make sure the console supports this item. I need to sell it since our console does not work with it
Published 11 months ago by Value my Purchases
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift - and they love it.
Bought for nieces and nephew for Christmas. They love it. Nephew has some problems with muscle definition in his legs and this is like exercise - but fun! Read more
Published 12 months ago by K. Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars It was given to someone who really liked it
It was given out to someone else and we played with it for awhile
and it worked fine. I liked some of the different games not all.
Published 16 months ago by cw
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT COMPATIBLE!!! Only with WII GAMECUBE compatible (not with any...
We are very disappointed that this description very clearly says it is for Wii platform.
That is purposely misleading. Read more
Published 19 months ago by John Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for keeping your kid active
Very reasonably priced game. Great activity and fun for all ages. Very easy to control The game using the Wii mat that was included
Published 22 months ago by F. Buntin
3.0 out of 5 stars Kids Don't Play it Much
They asked for it for a gift, but I don't think they play it much. They have too many Wii games and other videos to choose from...
Published 23 months ago by Judith C. Hoffman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to keep the computer generation active
I play this game with my kids and its quite the workout. I really like that they can do what they want, video games, and still be active. Thanks.
Published 23 months ago by Paulette
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