Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jumpstart Wii game Review and Giveaway--CLOSED


the box
Jumpstart and Knowledge Adventure have always been one of our favorite brands for kids computer games. This week we received the new JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness Wii game to try. WOW!!! This is a fabulous game!  The active games are my personal favorites for Wii to begin with, but this game is designed to be used by the whole family and surprisingly even in a family with our age range I am finding it keeps everyone entertained.
PinballEverytime we get a new game, my kids want ME to play.  Usually I don’t, but the pinball in this game has me very interested. Hubby is much more of a video game person than I am and he has been having a lot of fun competing against the kids.  Marissa will turn 5 in August and this is the first Wii game we’ve tried that she was able to play without lots of help.  Dodgeball and the Bike Riding are her two favorite events.  Melanie just turned 3 in May and I didn’t think she would be able to play at all, she surprised us by getting the hang of both Dodgeball and Pinball the first day.
  Our oldest daughter Maggie is turning 10 on Saturday and isn’t much of a video game player.  The combination of having many events to choose from and being able to compete against her Dad and brother has hooked her on this game.  I never had any doubt that our 12 yr old son Morgan would like this game.  I doubt there is a Wii game out there that he wouldn’t enjoy, he’s just that kind of boy.
IceskatingMorgan really enjoys Ice Skating underwater and in outer space. There are quite a few cool backgrounds including Ancient Egypt, a Volcano and Atlantis.  Most of the events are played with the regular Wii controller and some of them are compatible with the Wii Balance Board.  We only have 2 controllers and I was concerned that the kids would fight over waiting for their turn, but I’ve been happy to see that they are so into the competition aspect that instead of fighting they cheer for their siblings. This is a VERY active game and I can tell that we are all getting more out of it than just entertainment.  It didn’t feel like work while we were playing, but we’ve got sore arms and legs from working our muscles while we play.

Would you like to win a copy of this great game for your family?
  
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling your kids favorite sport to play on the Wii
 Extra Entries:
Go to the Jumpstart website and come back to leave a comment about what other Jumpstart Wii games you think your kids would enjoy.
Follow my blog publicly and leave a comment
Check out the Jumpstart blog and leave me a comment about something fun you discovered there
Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your twitter id
Tweet about this giveaway once a day for an extra entry and leave a comment

I will pick a winner on July 10th using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hrs to get their shipping info to me or I will have to pick a new winner. If your e-mail isn't in your profile, be sure to put it in all your comments so I can contact you if you win.tilt
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided

43 comments:

Crystal H. said...

My family loves to do kickboxing on the wii! Bowling is fun too. : )

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Crystal H. said...

We would also enjoy Escape from Adventure Island!
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Crystal H. said...

I learned that the Jumpstart blog has a scavenger hunt. Super fun!
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Janet said...

Great giveaway. My kids love playing tennis on the wii.

Janet said...

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I follow on twitter. FrugalFocused1

misnomer said...

My kids love Wii Bowling and Wii golf!

misnomer said...

Escape From Adventure Island looks fun!

B4 you even ask said...

We love bowling!!!

Jess said...

Ohhh we love bowling even though I suck at it lol

Jess said...

I follow

Jess said...

& I follow you on twitter too!

Jess said...

Im sure the boys would love Escape from Adventure Island!

Jess said...

the dragon challenge course looks like fun!

Sharon's New Life said...

My 3-year-old loves to run with the doggy on WiiFit and also likes to hula-hoop (although she doesn't quite get the concept yet).
We would love to win this game!
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Sharon's New Life said...

I know my daughter would love the Pet Rescue game... that looks right up her alley and is in her age group.
We would love to win this game!
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Sharon's New Life said...

I'm your latest follower.
We would love to win this game!
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Sharon's New Life said...

I'm now following you on Twitter!
We would love to win this game!
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Sharon's New Life said...

Interesting thing about Jumpstart is they're celebrating 19 years in business... must be a good company!
We would love to win this game!
Sharon
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Jodi said...

We love playing Tennis on the Wii!

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I'm following your blog publicly (as Jodi)

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Anonymous said...

my kids love the hula hoop game




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ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Our kids favorite sport on the Wii would be a toss-up between tennis and kick-boxing. :)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am a follower of your blog. :)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I had no idea that JumpStart made games for the Wii! We used to have a lot of their computer games when Monkey was younger. :)

Escape from Adventure Island looks fun!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

The JumpStart blog looks fun. If it's your birthday, you get a little celebration! :)

Heather said...

My family LOVES bowling and table tennis. The boys love boxing and sword fighting and skidoing. There almost isn't a sport they don't enjoy.

Heather said...

I've never heard of jumpstart before. Excellent games. I like Escape from Adventure Island. My 7 year old would LOVE it.

Heather said...

Following you closely now Denise! LOL

Heather said...

Loving the Dragon Flying game on the blog. I'm definitely taking this site home to my kids!

chanel said...

We like the wii fit, especially the game that's like an obstacle course.

chanel said...

The escape from adventure Island game looks super fun!

Ang said...

Right Now the oldest 2 are loving Bowling and tennis on the Wii!!

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Ang said...

Pet Rescue would be one the kids in this house would Love!!

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Ang said...

I now follow you on Twitter!!

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Jeanie said...

My family likes to play the tennis game on Wii Sports.!

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Jeanie said...

I'd like to try the Escape from Adventure Island game!

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Eileen said...

My daughter loves to hula hoop! eileen at enmesh dot net