Review: Ring Fit Adventure explained to parents

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What parents need to know

Are you stuck at home because of winter? or containment? Do you want to move and exercise? Nintendo has the solution for you: Ring Fit Adventure! A game that allows you to train by doing multiple exercises in a fun way

Ring Fit Adventure BoxartRelease date: 19 October 2019

Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Sports training game
Average game time: 15 minutes

Estimated total play time: about 35 hours per game
More than 140 hours if you want to complete everything. It’s infinite as long as you want to practice.

Topics: Exercise, fitness, adventure, history, training

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
1 player on the premises

Available in physical cartridge format on Nintendo Switch. No digital format because this requires the accessories provided in the game box.

Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

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Not possible to play in portable mode, as you have to use the Ring-Con and the leg strap.
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Multiple difficulty modes are present, suitable for all levels. Even for those who are not sportsmen.
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The game is very long and offers multiple events and opportunities to replay it. You won’t get bored.

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The game has many difficulty modes, and it constantly asks you if you want it to be easier or more difficult. Very well calculated and suitable for everyone.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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The player attacks monsters by doing fitness exercises in turn-by-turn fights. Monsters attack by punching or head knocking the player-controlled character. Outside of fights, the player can absorb air to collect bonuses or throw air to activate mechanisms. There is no problem.

Level of language used
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No problem.

Positive message
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A lot of encouragement constantly from the narrator (to the choice) to continue the efforts on the exercises. Everyone is kind and supportive, and the bad guys aren’t really nice.

Minimum reading level required
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Must have a few years of reading experience.

Additional costs ?
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The game is more expensive than normal because of these 2 plastic accessories sold in the box. Apart from that, there is no extension (DLC) or anything else to buy. The game is self-sufficient.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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At the controller, it’s just menus, on the other hand the game will make you work your whole body. Depending on the person this can be more or less hard, but as said, many modes of difficulty are present.

Principle of the game

A video is better than a thousand words:

Local game modes


The main mode of the game allows you to travel through many worlds by doing multiple exercises and unlocking many bonuses and abilities.

Quick play / Fast Games:

Allows you to practice the exercises or mini-games you want at the time you want

Custom / Program:

Follow the exercises with a specific theme: legs, biceps, back.


Allows you to train even when you’re not looking at the screen. All Ring-Con manipulations are recorded.

Rhythm game :

Allows to do rhythm exercises on the music of the game or some excerpts from Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon, Wii Fit.

No online game modes


Ring Fit Adventure is a great game. We were really surprised by its quality. Compared to the Wii Fit and Wii Fit U, the game is much better calibrated and suitable for everyone. And the fact that this is staged in a playful adventure with powers, monsters and multiple environments, makes you want to play there much more than with the other titles of the genre.

There are many parameters to fit everyone. The game is very encouraging and advises you to take breaks, drink water or give you advice on your diet. A great success.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website


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