45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
I THOUGHT I'D TITLE THIS, "THE BEST BOARD EVER!" BECAUSE SOO...MANY PEOPLE HAD PROBLEMS WITH SYNCING IT! HERE'S WHAT U DO...PUT THE GAME IN,WAIT 4 THE GAME 2 TELL U WHEN 2 TURN THE BOARD ON,TURN THE BOARD ON,THEN PRESS THE VERY SMALL BLACK SYNCING BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM OF IT (DON'T HOLD IT DOWN 4 A WHILE) JUST SIMPLY PRESS IT AND THEN JUST SIMPLY PRESS THE RED SYNCING BUTTON ON THE WII CONSOLE ITSELF! AND ONCE AGAIN (DON'T HOLD THIS BUTTON DOWN EITHER) THE END! ALSO MAKE SURE THAT U HAVE THE POWER BUTTON ON THE BALANCE BOARD FACING AWAY FROM THE TV! AS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! AND EVERYTHING SHOULD WORK JUST FINE! ALSO U DON'T HAVE 2 CONSTANTLY SYNC THE BOARD WHEN PLAYING U JUST HAVE 2 GET ON AND OFF QUITE A BIT! BUT THAT'S WITH THE GAME THAT COMES WITH IT AND WITH THE WII FIT! THAT'S BEEN MY EXPIERENCE! SO IT'S NOT THE BOARD! THIS IS THE BEST BOARD EVER AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE...
1. IT WORKS! JUST BE PATIENT,WAIT,AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
2. IT ONLY COST ME $19.99 2 HAVE THIS GAME AND BOARD BUNDLE WITH FREE SHIPPING!
3. WELL...U SIMPLY JUST CAN'T BEAT THAT!
4. I HAVE A WII BALANCE BOARD NOW!
BECAUSE OF THE PRICE I BOUGHT 2 OF THESE! I HAD 2 GET IT WHILE THE GETTING WAS GOOD AND I'M SURE GLAD I DID! I THANK U GOD! AND GOD BLESS U WHOEVER READS THIS REVIEW AND I HOPE THIS WILL HELP OTHERS SO THAT THEY'LL BE JUST AS HAPPY,THANKFUL,AND GRATEFUL AS I AM!
63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2010
My 6-year-old daughter loves to play the balance games on my Wii Fit, so when I saw this bundle, I was super excited for her to have her own games and board to use. We ordered it for Christmas "From Santa." The Nick Jr game is great. She'd play it all day long if I let her. If you are wondering about purchase, buy the game alone. DO NOT BUY THIS BALANCE BOARD. It is worthless. It will NOT sync with Wii, it will not stay powered on, and it feels "flimsy" compared to the Nintendo board. The above reviewer was being generous with 2 stars. I'd give it negative stars if I could. STAY AWAY.
Am returning whole set and reordered game alone.
By the way, if anyone asks, Amazon.com has," a special liaison to the North Pole who handles returns of defective toys to Santa."
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2010
I got this for my 3-year old son for Xmas, not realizing that this was NOT a "real" Nintendo balance board but rather made by a third party company called Intec. Some people on the internet say it's the same board...THEY ARE MISINFORMED!
Out of the gate, I was suspicious that I was sold a refurbed unit as new...the tape seal was broken, the cardboard packing inside was kind of a mess, and the plastic holder for the game case was cracked. I overlooked that, if it worked fine I wasn't going to complain.
The instructions were not clear at all on how to synch up the balance board with the Wii...this is more the fault of the game, not the board, but it did take me 45 minutes of fiddling and Googling to figure it out.
Once synched and working, my boy started playing...within 10 minutes, the board just randomly started powering itself off. That kicked him out of whatever he was doing back to the game's menu...very frustrating. We fought that for about an hour...one measly hour...before it just would not turn on anymore. And then it would not synch with the Wii at all. Box it up and send it back to Amazon...Merry Xmas, son.
Before you think I just got one bad unit and am being a typical internet ranter, I did some Googling about this board after the problem manifested and discovered that this low opinion of the Intec board is fairly common. Apparently it has been sold separately for some time, and it gets one star our of five all over the place. STAY AWAY! Buy the real Nintento board and then buy this game separately, if you want it!
I'm giving this two stars instead of one only because my son did seem to enjoy the game, what little of it he was able to play. I will probably re-buy this separately...maybe I'll get a board, maybe I won't...turns out you don't NEED the board for this game.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2010
Like the other reviewers, I agree that the balance board is a piece of junk. We spent almost an hour trying to get this thing to work...we thought we were doing something wrong (the instructions are minimal). Turns out everyone is having the same issues. It won't calibrate at all with my children (under 50 pounds) and only works about half the time with my nephew (around 100 lbs). My kids are already so frustrated and discouraged. The game does work without the balance board and appears to be fun, but again they got so annoyed during the board set up process that they don't even want to mess with the game now even without the board.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2011
How bummed was I when I tried to sync the balance board with the wii console and...nothing. We tried to do this within the days following Christmas and since it wouldn't do anything, my 4 yr old simply used her wii remote. Even with the remote, she had a blast with this game. I remained a little *peeved* since I bought the bundle as well as the wii Fit Plus for myself, since the board was supposed to be just as compatible as the original board (just a little more kid friendly).
So here we are weeks later and my little one asked me if i had fixed the board yet. After putting it off for long enough I thought, why not? Let me take a few minutes to try it again. Unfortunately I have sinced mis-placed the directions, which in my opinion, weren't worth anything anyway. So here I am winging it, going by what I could remember. Now if my memory is correct, the directions said to push both sync buttons together (the red button behind the door on the console and the small button on the bottom of the board). Instead, I pushed them seperately (quickly, not holding them down). Guess what? It worked! After the first try, the board was synced. So what was the problem? You know, who knows. There may have been something within the original directions that just wasn't right. I just think it's funny that when I was following them to a *T* that nothing would work.
Now I did see in two other reviews two additional issues I would like to address. The first being having to continuously sync the board to the console. We've been using the board for both the wii Fit Plus and the Nick Fit games and although you do have to let the board calibrate and measure you each time, we have yet to re-sync the board. Oh and as an FYI, I do have add a little of my weight sometimes to get the board to recognize my 4yr old. No big deal though, she thinks it funny.
The second issue someone had mentioned was that the board eats up the batteries. Well of course it does! We all know that equipment like this goes through batteries like they're nothing. The solution? Re-chargeable batteries. When the kids are done playing, just stick the batteries on the charger. If you're thinking about buying a re-chargeable battery pack like the one you can but for the remotes, don't do it. It will destroy your board. I did some research on this before I buyed and found that the company recommended using only rechargeable batteries, if you wanted to go the re-chargeable route.
So there it is, no big secrets to making this board work. Just think about how you sync your remotes and other items and go from there. It really is a lot of fun if you can get it working. Good luck!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2011
I have a Wii Balance board and my daughter saw this bundle at Kmart for $49.99 and wanted it.... but i saw this bundle on Amazon.com and thought...should i get it??? it has a lot of bad reviews
I saw the game for $19.99 but found the bundle for $29.99 with free shipping so i figured what is $10 if it doesn't work i already have a Balance board.
this was a good deal.... unlike most ours board worked right out the box.. syncing it to the we was just as easy as syncing a Wii remote.. no prob. I pushed the button on the wii then pushed the button on the board and it synced right up. my daughter has been playing it every since she got it. The board has yet to turn off when shes playing it like some have stated. mine did come with a paper that show how to go into the Wii menu if the board was to turn off when you were playing. but i didn't need that. it's a great deal if you can't find it for $29.99 but i wouldn't pay anymore then that. you might as well go to GameStop and by a used Wii Board for way cheaper and then get the game used.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2011
I read all of the reviews and decided to give it a try regardless of all of the bad feedback that it's gotten. The balance board did take me a few minutes to figure out how to get sync'd to the Wii, but once you get past that point, it works just as you would expect. My 5 year old loved the games...some you stand and have to lean from side to side, some you sit on the balance board and lean. It was worth the risk buying this...and now I have a balance board. I think a lot of people have a hard time getting the board to sync, but it's probably user error. Just start with fresh batteries and follow the steps in the instructions exactly and you'll be fine.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2011
I cannot complain at all even if there were any issues with this fun n' fit bundle since I had gotten it for $32.00. The board works completely fine. At least for my 2 and 5 year old. Mommy n' Daddy haven't tried it yet, but I do think I'll be getting more games such as wii fit plus. We had the Wii Fit with balance board awhile ago, and ended up selling it. So far the balance board that comes with the Nick Fit game seems just as good. I bought this for my kids. As an added perk I may have gotten a balance board that will hold up for quite awhile and only paid an extra 7 bucks for the balance board. Which after reading the rest of these reviews I was comfortable with that amount in case I did have to throw it out. Also, the weight limit for the board is 330 lbs. or less. I had wondered about that before purchase, but figured it'd at least hold the kids' weight just fine. Over all I am VERY happy and glad I took the chance. Best of luck to those of you who give it a whirl. =)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2012
We got the Wii fit bundle for our 6 yr old grandson who has Cerebral Palsey, and he loves it.
We couldn't get the board to sync up but turns out better for him just using the hand held controller ( balance problems ) He can't do all the motions most kids can but as long as he's moving in a simular fashion it works and he has a great time. He can't ride a bike in the physical world but he can with this game. I would highly recomend it for any child with special needs ( and those without).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2012
I bought this at a retail store and was super psyched to spend a third of what a normal Wii board costs. Once we got it home, I tried to make it work, but nothing happened. The blue light kept flashing on the board. I went through the steps of standing on it and stepping off and turning it this way and that, still nothing. Finally, I checked out reviews on here and read instructions on synching the board with the Wii. I tried what was said, and IT WORKED! It's not a plug n play type of device, plus there weren't any instructions provided with the board. You must push the buttons on the board and the Wii to get them to synch with each other.
My daughter loves to do the activities on the game. I love to watch her hula hoop with Dora. Her dad and I both like to play this game as well. Her cousins have a ball each time they get to play it as well. I'm glad the games don't require the board, since we had trouble with it at first.
For me, the price was great! To be able to get a game and the board for the price of most games, I feel it's a great investment. I would definitely recommend others to make this purchase.