UnderReview: 10 Minute Solution Knock-Out Body for the Wii

10 Minute Solution Wii coverI love the idea of Wii games. They’re fun, interactive and you feel more like you’re playing a game than actually working out. While some video workout games have knocked this virtual format out of the exercise park, others have not. I’m sad to say that despite my best attempts at giving it a fair shot, 10 Minute Solution Knock-Out Body for the Wii is one of those “others.”

Yes, you can create a profile, which is cool. You can also customize your settings (workouts on Venice beach, anyone?), your trainer and your music. You can even create your own workout with a variety of exercises like boxing drills, interactive games (one in which the trainer throws a ball at you), core work or even step aerobics (best suited for those with a Wii Balance Board, as the game it compatible with it). Sounds pretty groovy, right?

Well, the bad part is that the graphics are lackluster, the moves are frustratingly slooow, and half the time when I move the remote and the accompanying Nunchuk my character wouldn’t budge. There were little to no instructions on what to do and how to do it even in the “training” section (no instruction booklet comes with the game either) and while there are music options, the music never matches the moves you’re doing, so you’re all wonkified. Yes, wonkified is a word.

Honestly, I spent so much time standing around waiting to work out that I would have gotten a far better and quicker workout if I had just popped in a regular 10-minute workout DVD.

FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★
Long-Term Likeability:★
Music: ★
Fun Factor: ★
Meets Expectations: ★

Overall: ★ (Ouch.)

Best for: Those who have lots of patience and consider yelling at their character to “Move!” a workout.

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Comments

  1. Ivori says

    Hey FBGs !
    I actually own this Wii game and had the same problems… :( I love kick boxing and workout with Jeanette Jenkins videos using Exercise TV On Demand.

    My favorite fit game is Just Dance :) I had SO much fun and I hate using dancing as a workout !

  2. GirlOverboard says

    I would love to try this as well! I enjoy my Wii Fit but would like to try something different. Even if it’s only a one-star game, if it’s FREE well then I’d be more than happy to try it! lol

  3. Dawn says

    I totally agree. I checked this out from my local library, (Yes, my library is that cool.) and I was very glad I did before I spent my money on it. I absolutely love both EA Sports Active games and have enjoyed several 10 Minute Solutions videos, but this was a major disappointment to me. After doing just one workout I was wishing I could make the trainer stop talking, because she said the same thing over and over and over again.

  4. Becky says

    Ooh, I haven’t heard of this one. I’d love to try it because I haven’t tried any fitness games for the Wii yet.

  5. says

    I would love to try this out on my Wii! I love short workouts like these because it’s easier for me to squeeze a few sessions in during the day than to try to make time for a long workout.

  6. says

    Ha, too bad the wii is getting such poor workout games… this would work for my kids though as they enjoy all of the workout related gaming on the wii.

  7. korrie crocker says

    this would be a great thing to help me maintian my weight since i need to lay off my running, due to sore feet!!

  8. Lupe says

    I would love to try this wii game, I have a ton of 10 min solution dvds already and this would be my first for the wii