Nintendo's Wii Fit promises to continue their trent of quirky, non-videogame games and draw in more folks who you'd never expect. Just this week I was told by one spirited Gamestop manager about grandparents hunting for Wii consoles.
But will this prove to be fun for us gamers? Will it strike that perfect chord like Wii Sports, Nintendogs and Brain Age? I have to admit I'm still not sold entirely, but Nintendo has proven themselves by now. They know what they want and they know what they're doing.
NeoGAF has piped in with some new screenshots of the game (we'll just be generous and call it a game). Looks really, really good. If Wii Fit can succeed in getting the lardballs off the couch and exercising, it'll be Nintendo's next big hit. I've no doubt this will prove to be successful in Japan. This is just up their alley, considering current tastes. Americans? Eh, maybe. You need the damn exercise. So cross your fingers and hope this won't cost an arm and a leg.
Some of these events are clearly educational - look, tubby, pushups! Hah hah hah! Oh, wait, I hate 'em, too. Ahem. But some of the events are more clearly game-inspired, like the slalom picture above. I'm reminded of a similar board made for the Atari 2600, which you stood on just as in Wii Fit. You know, the one made by Amiga. Small world, isn't it?