Wii think we’ve seen this before.
There used to be a time during the Wii era where you couldn’t move for fitness games. The enormous success of Wii Fit led to a steady stream of imitators, from well-known established publishers all the way down to the shovelware merchants looking to cash in on the latest fad. One of the more unique offerings was Active Life Outdoor Challenge (known in Europe as Family Trainer)
Released by Bandai Namco in 2008, it opted not to use the Wii Remote or even Wii Fit’s Balance Board, and instead came with a giant floor mat. This was a nod to Bandai’s original 1986 Famicom game Family Trainer, which also used a mat (which would eventually be known in the West as the NES Power Pad).
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