Active Life Outdoor Challenge

Namco Bandai's First Exercise Game is a Bit Too Little, a Bit Too Late
by Bryan Vore on Sep 22, 2009 at 01:59 PM
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: h.a.n.d.
Rating: Everyone
Reviewed on: Wii

It would have been smart for Namco Bandai to release this before Wii Fit, but it helps that Active Life is cheaper ($60) and most likely easier to find. Tackling the relatively brief career mode is sweat-inducing fun in the harder difficulties, and I enjoyed the retro Power Pad appeal. However, the pad constantly needs to be re-centered in front of your TV and it's not wide enough for two adults to squeeze onto. It's also easy to accidentally hit pause in the middle of gameplay, and there just aren't enough activities for long term exercise interest.