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5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16

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  1. Nov 25, 2010
    5
    The User Interface is buggy and awkward, and can be very frustrating and hard on your arm. The tutorials are not helpful because once you do the move correctly once (even by accident), the tutorial moves on to the next move without letting you practice. Sometimes the game would lose track of your or sign in another Guest instead of detecting your profile. Finally, the graphics are nothingThe User Interface is buggy and awkward, and can be very frustrating and hard on your arm. The tutorials are not helpful because once you do the move correctly once (even by accident), the tutorial moves on to the next move without letting you practice. Sometimes the game would lose track of your or sign in another Guest instead of detecting your profile. Finally, the graphics are nothing special.

    Once you are in the game, the tracking is fine (especially on lower difficulty) and the selection of music is excellent. The best part of the game is to just get in and play -- skip the tutorials and just exercise. My wife was able to use the game to do her Zumba workout by herself when the roads were too icy to make it to her regular class.

    If Pipeworks were to fix the UI (just let the player swipe and point like other games) and fix the bugs in a Title Update, I'd bump this up to a 6.5 or 7. It's never going to be a AAA title, but it would be worth purchasing by people who love Zumba is it were just more accessible and forgiving.
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  2. Dec 17, 2010
    7
    Due to its flaws (lame menu control, shallow presentation), Zumba Fitness fails to deilver an AAA experience, like the dancing games of the upper league, but it is definitetly fun, seriously appealing for female audience, and it successfully combines the party-factor with the fitness routine. I don't get the point of previous movement registration flaw complaints, while the scoring clearlyDue to its flaws (lame menu control, shallow presentation), Zumba Fitness fails to deilver an AAA experience, like the dancing games of the upper league, but it is definitetly fun, seriously appealing for female audience, and it successfully combines the party-factor with the fitness routine. I don't get the point of previous movement registration flaw complaints, while the scoring clearly and satisfyingly reflects the more agile players' advantage. Expand
Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Aug 16, 2011
    40
    Flaky detection and awkward menus seriously hamper this dance fitness game.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    40
    It may be fun and it may make you sweat, but as an interactive fitness companion it's a feeble, infuriating effort that lacks the stamina to compete.
  3. Feb 6, 2011
    30
    She likened the game to the various dance routine videos she owns, which I feel is a fitting comparison for Zumba Fitness for Kinect; a non-interactive set of dance routines where you try to replicate the on screen trainer, with little to no feedback or interaction. Then again, if you wanted a non-interactive dance routine video, you could buy something like Carmen Electra Strip Aerobics and follow that instead of Zumba Fitness's rainbow rhythms disco sensation.