Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch
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- An adventure game That's also a workout!
- Level-up your character and yourself!
- Explore a huge fantasy world and defeat enemies using real-life exercise
- Jog, Sprint, and high knee through dozens of levels
- Control in-game movements with the new ring-con and leg strap accessories
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Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch
Explore a fantastical adventure World to defeat a bodybuilding Dragon and his minions using real-life exercises Traverse grass-swept plains by jogging in place, attack enemies with overhead shoulder presses, and Refill your health meter by striking some Yoga poses. Two new accessories, Ring -con and leg strap, measure your real-world actions and help turn them into in-game movements. With additional mini games, Ring fit adventure is great escape for players of all skill levels and schedules. In adventure mode, defeat enemies with attacks based on real-world exercises As you work through each level (and possibly work up a Sweat), you'll earn experience points. Between fights, you may encounter some unusual methods of transportation such as squat-powered launch pads, and more Want to compete with others? Pass around the ring-con accessory and select from a few mini games: break boxes with GUSTs of air, craft pottery using squats and many others. An adventure game that's also a workout level-up your character and yourself Explore a huge fantasy world and defeat enemies using real-life exercise jog, Sprint, and high knee through dozens of levels control in-game movements with the new ring-con and leg strap accessories play a long-form adventure or shorter mini games suitable for most skill levels and schedules check your estimated pulse rate with the built-in IR motion sensor
- An adventure game That's also a workout
- Level up your character and yourself
- Explore a huge fantasy world and defeat enemies using real life exercise
- Jog, Sprint, and high knee through dozens of levels
- Control in game movements with the new ring con and leg strap accessories
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Started doing 1 hour a day for first 2 months, but tapered off to 15-20mins a day due to holidays and levels being pretty much the same with different variations . Did not beat the main campaign yet.
Got some new abilities like a double jump and new ways to traverse like monkey bars (pull and hold in place above head), use of a handcart, launch pads, para-glider among others.
Minigames stayed the same
Velcro on leg strap gave out a little. Now using single joycon grip controller attachment and put in pocket for more stability. Ring con holding up well; no change in resistance
Skill tree expands at random levels. Best to save up skill points for expansion when you're not eyeing a skill.
Always try to upgrade hearts. You sometimes get random abilities when leveling up (sometimes do higher damage than what's on skill tree).
Believe i got all the exercise types by now. As I level up and through skill tree all abilities are the same, but with higher attack stat.
Story is still lackluster
If you do multi-task mode daily, you'll get more than you need in coins and ingredients.
Gems like Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire are rare. Save up and use when needed.
Orange fruit and veggies to make exp boosts are rare. Best to save up and only use during boss battles to get that extra exp.
Didn't lose any weight, but did a good job at maintaining it. Feel good and energized throughout the day. 100+ days in a row. Still got more than my money's worth in my opinion. If anything changes from now till i beat the game I'll update the review again.
If you enjoyed Wii Fit series of games, you'll like this one too. Difference is that the accessories are lighter and focus more on cardio than yoga/strength training; although those are included too.
This game is more engaging than wii fit plus. Better progression system through a lengthy adventure mode vs objective based content of wii fit (also included).
Wii fit focuses more on yoga and strength training, while ring fit more on cardio and toning. It's faster paced and encourages more variety.
Amount you'll sweat depends on how active you are before purchasing that game. If you don't go to the gym often you'll more likely sweat more than someone who does. If you already have a daily workout routine this is a nice supplement, pre workout
Going through everything by category/game modes:
Accessories/What's in the box?
Questions you may have
Misc info, Closign thoughts
Accessories/What's in the box?
What you get in the box are Ring-Con, Leg Strap and Ring Fit Adventure game
Ring-con is very sturdy. Resistance is very strong. Had body builder friend try it out and says it's no flimsy at all. He was able to squeeze the Ring-con all the way, but required some effort to do so. Game will make you do more repetitions depending on intensity you set. Padding on the sides are high quality and removable if you want to replace* or wash it. *Nintendo not selling replacements as of this review. Best to wear workout gloves (not included) to increase longevity of the padding. Also may provide you better grip.
Leg Strap is basic. Velcro is strong. If you have it cinched up tight initially it will not slide off during workout
Game comes in cartridge form in a standard Switch case.
You are able to adjust difficulty in game (more extensive description on this later). Makes you do more repetitions, motions/movements.
You can exaggerate movement but you're only cheating yourself since the primary focus of the game fitness. When doing ab type exercises, the game tells you to tighten your abs. Game also ask you to breath in/out certain times, adjust your posture. You can ignore these suggestions, but won't get workout the game intended.
A lengthy campaign. Nintendo states if you play 1 hour a day it'll take 3 to 4 months to complete. I've only played for a a few days as of this review. If any drastic changes in 4 months (after i beat the final boss) i'll update this review. If i decided to give up on adventure mode before that happens i'll update and tell you why.
You're minding your own business until you hear a ring in a middle of a field that tell you to free it and save the world. The world already seemed peaceful, but whatever... you free it anyway.
Ends up you freed Dragaux, a muscular dragon creature that's bent on taking over the world.
Ring, a talking object that sealed him is also released. Apparently he trained Dragaux and he turned evil for some reason so had to use himself to seal him.
You then partner up with Ring to defeat Dragaux and save the world
More than half the time you're jogging and grab items/coins
Water, mud, stairs and reverse treadmill will make you jog at higher intensity or left up legs higher to get through
Jumping platforms like springs will make you do squats, minor jumps will makes you tilt the ring-con
You collect coins/collectables along the way by pressing in/squeezing ring-con to shoot crates, and pulling out ring con to vacuum them in
At points through your jog you'll encounter enemies which promps a RPG based battle system
There are different colored enemies. You match colored exercises for super effective attacks
The more intensity you put into workouts has more power. Some attacks deal damage to multiple enemies
Attacks are on a cool down, so can't do the same moves repeatedly
You can also use health items (smoothies) which you squeeze beforehand
There's also a basic upgrade tree to boost up your stats/abilities
You also level up by doing exercises/defeating enemies
Each new level has high level enemies. There is a recommended level before entering level.
If you're not high enough level, you won't have enough attack power to defeat the enemies. Unless you purchase tons of health potions. The intensity of the workout doesn't drastically increase, but the game wants you to be a certain level before progressing. Each new level you go into have new environmental things to interact with along with unlocking new moves.
Each level can last up to 30mins
You can skip to the next section if you want. I'm just going to explain a lot of workout options. Just know that you can set up the intensity of your workout.
When you start up Adventure mode it'll ask you several survey questions and make you do sample exercises.
It'll ask you your age, sex ,weight
What exercise group you're in:
"I exercise a lot",
"I exercise some"
"I don't exercise"
"I don't exercise at all"
What type of challenge you want:
Extreme, Intense, Moderate or Casual
Jog Style: Default (regular jog) or Silent.
Silent is for those that live upstairs from someone, and/or have neighbors who don't like stepping noises or think you're doing something else with someone. In this mode, the game makes you do squats instead of jogging in place
Ask you to squeeze and pull Ring-con as hard as you can so it can set limits on your adventure
Jog Speed Limits:
Asks you to jog briskly then as hard as you can
Then asks you to do simple stretches
After that you can choose your character: male/female, skin tone, and eye color.
In game you can purchase clothes which boost stats. You can change default character at any time.
The game will adjust what you selected over time as you get more fit. Best not to cheat yourself in the beginning. It's a marathon, not a race. You're not going to speedrun through this game in a week or month.
Able to set up rep/sets playlists routine like in the Wii Fit games.
Can select to target specific body parts you want to work out and/or particular set of exercises
There are 12 mini-games to get high scores and compare it with friends/family. Also can be used as tech demo to show off the game to friends/family. Most games you just collect coins and avoid bombs (lose points if hit) within a certain time frame.
Here are the list of mini-games:
1. Robot Wrecker:
Basically a Whac-A-Mole game.
Squeeze or pull ring-con to hit robots that pop out
2. Aro shoot
Hold ring con above you. Parachute down and collect coins
Pull ring-con to expand shoot to slow down, tilt left and right to maneuver around
3. Squat Goal.
You're on a trampoline. Do squats to jump.
Coins fly by horizontally while you jump vertically
There are bombs do you have to adjust your squat intensity
4. Crate Crusher
Squeeze and move ring-con to shoot air blasts at crates
5. Squattery wheel
Make pottery by squeezing and squating. You try to match a reference pre-made vase to best you can for more points
6. Thigh rider
Need to sit down on a chair. Ring-con between thighs. You are in a constantly moving race cart. Squeeze thighs to jump
7. Bank Balance
Ring-con on abs . Walk on tight rope while walking collect coins and grab coins along the way using a balance beam
8. Bootstrap Tower
Climb Rock wall. Squeeze to get set, tilt down to jump
9. Core Crushing
Ring ab position. Squeeze to expand bat. Twist to swing at robots. Some robots have shields, you decided to swing left or right
10. Glutting Gallery
Lift Ring Con above head
Cannon ball bombs will shot at you
Dodge by stretching left and right
11. Smack back
Robots will throw discs at you
you twist to swing folding fan to fling disc back at them
12. Dread mill
Run on conveyor belt on 2d plane
bombs will shoot at you in 3d plane.
you dodge bombs while collecting coins
Quick play is a good mode to play when you don't have time to invest in adventure mode level (that can last up to 30mins) while still getting your workouts in for the day
Able to use ring-con outside the game while Switch is on sleep mode.
Makes this light beep sound every time you squeeze or pull it.
Good for when you're on the couch watching Netflix. Once you boot up game, you can tranfer data to your profile to give to friends.
You can only save 500reps or squeezes at a time
Ring-Con/attached joycon controller must be within range of Switch console
Questions you may have:
1. Space needed to play game.
I'd say a 1.5 standard yoga mats side-by-side. In terms of vertical space; lift up your arms to the ceiling and stand of tippy toes. Makes sure your finger don't touch anything.
Some workout require you to be in sitting position. Best to have couch, stable chair, cube to sit on, stable yoga ball near by
2. Does the game work on the Nintendo Switch Lite?
Yes, but it's very inconvenient and has extra cost
Game is intended to play on the Nintendo Switch, and not the Nintendo Switch Lite
If you plan to play on Nintendo Switch lite; you must buy extra set of joycons since on the Lite it's fused onto the controller. Seeing Joycons are around $80 MSPR should have bought the original Switch instead.
You need a stand to prop it up. Screen is very small so hard to see text and menus. No option to dock it and put it on a standard TV.
Misc Info, Closing Thoughts
Graphics are simple. Not the best graphics on the Switch, but very pleasant to look at due to it's bright colors.
Music is very uplifting. The in-game Ring companion gives you a lot of encouraging words to keep you going like the Wii-fit trainer in the Wii fit games
Overall, fun workout with sense of progression. Most of the time, if you're really into the game, you won't even notice you're working out
I have been unable to walk for more than 5 minutes without triggering vertigo. It has been hard to motivate myself to push my limits and get out and walk in the cold gloomy weather we've been having lately with the worry of getting myself home once I feel cruddy.
You can customize your fitness levels easily on this. I started everything on the lowest settings it would let me, as my goal at the moment is to increase my walking stamina and improve nerve communication between my eyes and feet for balance. (More complicated than most of you care about but this is my life, these days). I completed the first 2 worlds on my first go. Fast walked, with strength and resistance exercises, I covered more than 3km. I sweat. I needed to rehydrate.
I got dizzy. And kept going. I started to get sore. And kept going. I only stopped because I know I did way too much my first try. It's the most exercise I've done in over a year. And... It's taking every ounce of restraint I have to not pick it up and play some more. It's fun. I want to know what happens next. I'm really looking forward to rebuilding my strength and health and feel this is the perfect tool.
For those of you looking for a serious work out - buy it. Casual work out - buy it. It will be what you make it.
As an RPG, I suspect it will get old but I'm hoping everyone hops on and Nintendo does a stronger story/game line with the next version.
This will definitely keep me going until then. Maybe, just maybe Nintendo will make the controllers compatible with many games. I would love to play every game in this mode.
Some quick background info, I'm a 29-year-old female law student. I spend approx 93% of my time studying. The other 7% is split between eating and sleeping, so there isn't a whole lot of time for me to suit up and head to a gym. Sure, there's a gym in my apartment's basement, as well as on my school's campus (also in the basement) but what would I do? hit the treadmill for 35mins? Sure, I could do that and probably to my benefit. Would be good cardio. But I don't do that either. Why? I just don't wanna. /shrug.
I played Ring Fit Adventure for about an hour yesterday (probably closer to 40 mins of total gameplay) and let me just say - I'm SORE today. My arms and shoulders FEEL like they had a good workout. And the crazy bit is... I can't wait to do it again!! Literally about to pop on my leggings right now and go for round two (though I'll probably try to focus a bit more on my core and legs) but what's nice is I *CAN* do that! The variety in this game is nuts. I never played Wii Fit (or owned a Wii) but I heard it was just "ok" and didn't *really* give you a workout. Mostly yoga poses and maybe some core work. Here, you have TONS of options to choose from, and what's great is each exercise tells you exactly what part of your body it's targeting, and gives you proper form and posture. It's up to you to do the moves correctly, but honestly, if you're trying your best to match Tipp (your posture guide - how cute!) you're probably gonna be fine.
Before you even start playing, the game guides you through a really clear set-up and calibration process. The calibration is key because it, along with inputting your weight and fitness level, will help the game adjust to your needs. But don't worry about messing up because you can recalibrate whenever you want. It's honestly pretty cool. The game starts you off with only a handful of moves, expanding as you level up (and each move has a "recharge" time so you can't just keep spamming the ones that you like/are good at). But you can access ANY of the moves by going into "quick play" or "custom" if you just want a quick workout and don't want to go into the game. Every set you start (whether it's a level or world in the game or your own selection) will tell you how long (approximately) it should take, and the calories you should expect to burn. Every time you complete a workout you can hold your thumb over the IR sensor in the right joycon and it will take a measure of your heart rate, letting you know if you're in the right zone for fitness. I checked this reading against my Apple Watch, and it seemed fairly accurate.
You don't actually even need to turn on the game to get in a bit of a workout. If your Switch is in sleep mode and you click in the joystick, the game will register every time you flex the RingCon. So you can be passively pacing around your house, squeezing the RingCon (with /really/ satisfying auditory feedback, might I add) and be racking up points in the game! I'm not sure I've ever called a game or game accessory "genius" but holy cow... it's genius.
The RingCon is STURDY and well-made, and feels GREAT in the hand. The grips are made of this beautiful sweat soaking material (so you never feel like your palms are gross and sweaty) that you can remove and wash, and the ring itself is made out of a really nice soft, velvety feeling plastic. And honestly, the resistance is perfect. Yes, I'm an out-of-shape law student, but really, do enough reps and you're going to be feeling it too. They started me at level 10 based on the calibration and information I gave them. That doesn't necessarily mean 10 reps for every move though, and I haven't quite figured out the difficulty leveling system yet (is 10 just the maximum they'll give me? still playing around with that) but I've seen video reviews online of pretty fit men playing the game and it set them at say, level 30. This isn't your in-game level, just your personal difficulty level. You'll always start the game at level 1.
Now, who is this game for? Well, as I said, I'm an almost-30-year-old-law-student, and I'm loving it. However, someone with more /refined/ or /mature/ tastes may find the game a little cringey/cutesy (I'm referring only to "Adventure" mode). I've seen reviews that say the game isn't sure if it's targeting kids or adults, but IMHO, anybody can play this game and feel like it's "for" them. Some people may find Ring's voice annoying but I find it motivating, so you'll have to decide that for yourself. What I will say is, if you already own a Switch, and game on it, you'll probably be fine with it. Adventure mode is cute and endearing, and the villain Drageaux is hilarious.
This review has gone on far too long at this point, so congratulations if you've read this far. But if you're like me, and have zero motivation to exercise, but WANT to make a lifestyle change, I feel like this might be it. Will I be able to keep this up on a regular or semi-regular basis? I don't know. I hope so! Will I get bored of it? I really hope not. But for now, all I know is I really enjoyed my time with it yesterday, and am ready to get back into it today. 5/5 Stars.
I plan on using it again just like I planned on going to the gym about 2 years ago. Except this is a physical thing in my apartment that stares at me and taunts me as I sit on the couch covered in crumbs. I put my coffee table in front of it so I don’t have to look at it any more.
The story is cool and the world is beautifully designed. The bad guy at the beginning of the story is also beautifully designed (if ya know what I mean).
It’s got a good sense of humour and will give you an actual workout. I am sad.
So, I start the game up, go through the initial calibrations carefully, tell the game that I work out "sometimes" (I cycle to work) and decided I wanted an "Intense" workout (the second-hardest difficulty of four presets). One intro movie later, and I was off on my adventure, running in place to advance through the level and squeezing/stretching the ring to blow gusts of air/suck in coins. Not too shabby, but pretty basic.
On to level two. After some jogging, I come face-to-face with the first enemy in the game. Switching to battle mode, I was given the option to select between four default exercises to attack this beast with (there are about 40 in the game which can all be accessed in Quick Play; in Adventure, they are unlocked through progress). I'm pretty comfortable with squats, so I selected "Squats" and mentally prepared to fire off a couple in order to take this critter down.
Immediately after my selection a number 30 appeared on the screen. 30. My opening salvo consisted of 30 squats, the first half of which I was required to hold for an extra beat before standing back up. Feeling a little tired and decide to cheat by doing a half-squat? Your attack does half damage. Straighten your legs too soon? The squat doesn't count! Yikes! One ab-guard (compressing the ring against my abdomen to block an attack) and several overhead ring squeezes later, I vanquished the FIRST ENEMY IN THE GAME and was able to advance.
Needless to say there were more enemies to destroy with my body's raw power, and more jogging to do. And high-knees to climb stairs. If jogging in place is a no-go, there's an option to do mini-squats instead to move. And - very importantly - you can adjust the difficulty whenever you want, resulting in less movements needed to destroy your enemies. Or more, if you're so inclined.
Ring Fit Adventure has surprised me. Well done, lads. Well done.
La caja incluye el aro, el strap para la pierna y el juego.
You'll lose track of time having fun with this while working out so set timers :)
De Amazon como siempre dire que me sorprende su logística, me llegó de un día a otro en perfectas condiciones.
En cuanto a calidad. El aro es sumamente resistente y tiene una tensión adecuada para hacer los ejercicios y que en verdad te cuesten trabajo.
The exercises are simple, effective, and lots of fun to complete while going through adventure mode. Lots of minigames as well.
Overall, very impressed. My 4 year old was also able to use her own profile and is already level 10! She loves it. Great way for a family to have some fun while exercising. I hope some multiplayer features come in the future. Right now you have to take turns between all those participating but still fun to watch and encourage each other.
Looking forward to future dlcs and expansions should they come.
If you're like me and you saw the original teaser and trailers for this "game" you probably thought it looked ridiculous; and don't get me wrong, it is. After seeing people play this on Twitch.tv and Youtube though I knew I had to pick it up.
If you're looking for a comparison to Wii Fit and other fitness-oriented games, it's almost impossible to put them in the same league. Ring Fit Adventure is the pinnacle of fitness games for the Nintendo Switch, and blows just about any previous endeavour out of the water.
The gameplay is just as cheesy as you'd expect from a fitness-based RPG, but the workouts are no joke. The story mode does a great job of introducing new workout concepts to make each level feel new and unique. There are items that can be bought and crafted that provide health or power boosts. Different enemies have different attacks, different obstacles on the course provide different workouts, and different enemies each require different attacks in order to be taken down easily. RFA doesn't just want you to jog in front of your TV with the occasional stretching, it really is a full-on RPG with turn-based combat where you are the character that needs to work up a sweap to attack.
The aptly-named Ring-Con is a proper pilates ring that might seem very easy to flex at first, but gives quite the workout once your arms get tired and you're working your shoulders, arms, wrists and hands just to keep the ring stable as you squeeze and stretch it for various exercises. If you're like me and were worried about breaking the ring-con, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I am very big guy that does construction for a living. I am capable of squishing the ring all the way so that both sides are touching, and it still returns to a perfectly round ring each time with no signs of damage. Don't be fooled though, as it gets harder and harder to squeeze the ring as you get tired and its unlikely anyone but the strongest body builders would actually be able to "crush" the ring.
My only real complaint with the game is that it can sometimes be difficult to align the left joycon which goes into the leg-strap. In a standing position, the left joy-con sits at roughly a 70 degree angle for me. When the game asks for squats, I often have to squat at very difficult angles in order for the joycon to tilt to a degree that the game recognizes at squatting. This leads to me adjusting the leg strap mid-game so that I can get it to an appropriate angle. Other than this, the game actually reads the tilting and directional inputs from the ring and leg strap incredibly well, a far cry from the Wii's sensors back in the day.
I have been playing this game for about a week now and can't stop recommending it to friends and colleagues. The game tracks things like your distance jogged each day, calories burned (based off of your age, weight, and time spent working out and the intensity of workouts.) and also has the option to measure your pulse via the infrared motion sensor on the right joycon. An in-game stopwatch also keeps track of active exercise time. Any time spent talking to NPCs or spent navigating menus does not count towards the stopwatch, and if you ever stop jogging to take a drink or a quick breather, the clock will stop automatically so you don't incorrectly log rest time as workout time.
On top of all the exercises, the game also gives plenty of diet and general healthy living tips like ways to stretch even if you aren't working out, getting a good nights sleep, and how to breathe properly. While this isn't going to train you to run marathons, this game is absolutely a great entry point for people like me who can't go to a gym or commit to an exercise routine on my own. I've already lost 6 pounds in one week while playing for 1 hour a day (spread out into 10-15 minute sessions.)