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  • Summary: Jillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum 2009 is the first game of its type to combine a celebrity fitness trainer with the Wii and innovative Wii Balance Board accessory to offer you a fun and entertaining way to get fit. Under Jillian’s expert guidance, you can pursue a focused workout thatJillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum 2009 is the first game of its type to combine a celebrity fitness trainer with the Wii and innovative Wii Balance Board accessory to offer you a fun and entertaining way to get fit. Under Jillian’s expert guidance, you can pursue a focused workout that helps you reach your fitness goals through rigorous, branching exercise routines and multiple difficulty levels that will get you in the best shape of your life. [Majesco Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. You get the idea – this is by no means a “gamer’s game” and it strains to make the definition of “game” in general. It’s really more of a fitness tool – a fitness tool with an unholy dose of The Biggest Loser mixed in.
  2. The developers could have used some coaching and beatings by Jillian to get this game into shape. Visually it doesn't look like a Wii game, and it barely makes use of Wii's motion controls.
  3. 20
    Obvious this is an attempt to cash in fast. The game hurts your eyes and the controls just don't work. So unfortunately it's really a painful and bad game which you shouldn't buy.
  4. It's completely broken. [Aug 2009, p.99]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    10
    I really got quite the work outI really got quite the work out 10/10 Expand
  2. TK
    May 12, 2009
    6
    A few problems with this game: 1) cardio is all jogging - yawn! 2) the controls don't always read user movements, which is demotivating A few problems with this game: 1) cardio is all jogging - yawn! 2) the controls don't always read user movements, which is demotivating 3) it seems that the total calories burned is cumulative, rather than session-by-session, which makes it hard to compete against yourself. What I do like: having one more Wii workout game gives me a bit more workout variety, and it's easier to do with a toddler running around than most other cardio exercises. Tips: don't bother with the balance board: putting on a pair of sneakers and actually running in place gives you a better workout. (Note: if this is a game you really want and you don't own a balance board, you can get away with buying just the game!). Also, it's much easier to do the game using a controller in each hand rather than adding a nunchuk, as the nunchuk limits range of motion and the cord can catch on your knees, etc. when you're doing the activities. All in all, it's nice to have kicking around, but it leaves a lot to be desired! Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    2
    If you don't care for absolute non-responsive controllers and very bad visual then you can burn some fat. The proposed exercises are good,If you don't care for absolute non-responsive controllers and very bad visual then you can burn some fat. The proposed exercises are good, after "playing" some time you feel your body temperature rising and your fat going away, i think it burns more than wii fit plus, but unlike wii fit plus it's completely not enjoyable in terms of gaming. Expand
  4. BarbL
    Jan 13, 2009
    1
    Very poor activities. Movement of the onscreen player and yourself don't match. You get a good workout trying to make the character Very poor activities. Movement of the onscreen player and yourself don't match. You get a good workout trying to make the character move, but it is very frustrating and not fun at all. Stick to other games for now. Expand
  5. JosephN
    Jan 23, 2009
    1
    not very innovative. Menial activities that might get the job done of burning calories but it doesn't really use the Wii Fit and not very innovative. Menial activities that might get the job done of burning calories but it doesn't really use the Wii Fit and it's hard to stay entertained. Expand
  6. HollieH
    Jan 23, 2009
    1
    It is not even a game you can use for a fitness tool. The game has horrible graphics and is not challenging. It was a waste of money.
  7. RebeckaF
    Jan 24, 2009
    0
    This is the worst fitness experience I have ever had. Jillian Michaels should be ashamed to have her name on this game.

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