Review: 'Nike+ Kinect,' 'Your Shape' sweat it out

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2013 at 9:46 am •  Published: January 3, 2013
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The new fitness feature also allows wannabe Ushers to set weekly goals and program playlists of varying styles and lengths. (I preferred getting funky with the "cardio groove" list.) "Dance Central" isn't as comprehensive as "Nike+ Kinect Training" or "Your Shape," but it's a fun diversion when those games' virtual trainers boil your blood. Four stars.

— "Zumba Fitness Core" (Majesco, for Xbox 360 and Wii, $49.99) is the latest entry in the cha-cha-sweat empire's interactive catalog, combining several different dance styles into ab-busting workout classes set in ridiculously silly locales, like next to a waterfall or aboard a yacht. The Kinect version isn't as polished as "Dance Central," although it's more extreme.

You'll feel the burn to the game's wild soundtrack. Unlike the expected hip-hop-and-pop flavor of "Dance Central," the kooky tunes in "Zumba Fitness Core" range from Latin cheesiness (Enrique Iglesias' "Bailamos") to refreshingly eclectic (Grace Potter and The Nocturnals' "Paris"). It's a must-buy for fans of the gyrating franchise who own a Kinect. Three stars.

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Online:

http://www.xbox.com/nike

http://yourshapegame.ubi.com

http://www.dancecentral.com

http://www.zumbafitnessgame.com

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Follow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang .



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