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  • Summary: Join the party with Zumba Fitness, a one-of-a-kind, dance fitness workout set to sexy, high-energy Latin and international music! Find your rhythm and let go as Zumba instructor fan favorites Gina Grant, Tanya Beardsley, and Zumba creator Beto guide you through 30 routines that will work you into a sweat and make you forget you're even exercising. Featuring exclusive music and choreography, Zumba Fitness for Kinect lets you see yourself on screen and naturally dance controller-free in an ultra fun interactive fitness party that's focused on the joy of movement! Expand
  • Developer: Pipeworks Software, Inc.
  • Genre(s): Exercise / Fitness
  • # of players: 1-4
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E
  • Special Controllers: Kinect Compatible, Kinect Required
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Dec 20, 2010
    This game is not for everyone but if you're looking for a fitness game with some SLAM behind it, this may be for you. Just be warned that you will need coordination and the lessons needed to be a little bit more in-depth.
  2. 65
    If you don't mind solo workouts, Zumba Fitness delivers in spades. [Jan 2011, p.79]
  3. Jan 3, 2011
    If you're searching for some kind of musical workout, this one might be made just for you. Otherwise, there are better dance games out there as well as better fitness games.
  4. 40
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  5. Suffers from being in a big sea of similar titles. [Jan 2011]
  6. Feb 6, 2011
    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.
  7. Dec 24, 2010
    In order to dance in front of a TV, without any degree of real interactivity, just buy a DVD to learn some dance steps rather than this joke of a game that is Zumba Fitness

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 30, 2010
    Nice game that I bought for my wife. She is now using the 360 for the first time. I'm not much into her Zumba Dancing but she really likes it. She now spends time with her friends during the day doing Zumba with her friends at the house before going to her class. Don't know what game those other reviewers were playing but she hasn't had any problems with it. I actually like the music and she has gotten me to do a couple of the songs with her, but I'm more of a shooter fan myself. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2011
    I think this game is awesome! I was going to Zumba classes, just started and with my hubby's schedule and having my 4 yo it was hard to make it to the scheduled classes on their times. as for others complaining that the game does not let you learn the moves first, if you been to a zumba class it is fast paced and they don't teach you the moves first, you just have to watch and move and sooner or later you will get better, practice makes perfect :) Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2012
    Just bought Xbox 360 with kinect. I purchased Zumba fitness Join the Party and am having a hard time getting started. Can anyone out there help me? Do i need to be an xbox live customer? cuz i don't want to be at this time, not till i figure this out anyway Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2011
    After having fun with Dance Central, my wife asked what workout games were available for Kinect.
    "They have Zumba!? I've been wanting to try
    that for months!!!" she said. So I got it, set it up, and was greeted by the worst interface I've used in a Kinect game. Then, I started the Beginner's dance routine to try it out and was watching a breakneck speed of new dance moves I could barely comprehend, while my body was doing something I recognized even less.

    I don't know if it's my ineptitude or the poor tutorial, and horrible menu interface, but I gave up on this game within the first 20 minutes.

    Then my wife told me she wanted to know how to start the game while I was at work (she is a devout NON-gamer) and I showed her, thinking her patience would be shorter than mine was. Aside from hating the interface, her experience couldn't be more different. She LOVES the workout routines and music; and feels like she got a great workout from it with more fun than the treadmill she's used to.

    It may be that my wife used to be a professional dancer and dance instructor once upon 15 years and three kids ago, but the routines came easily for her and very gratifying. So, if you or your special someone can move your body to rhythm of the beat, and can put up with a glitchy menu system, this may be worth your purchase. But if you're like me, fearful of the Macarena, chicken dance and Hokey Pokey at parties, you're better off sticking with a game-focused dance activity like Dance Central. They're both sexy for watching your lady, if that's a factor for you.
  5. Dec 17, 2010
    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 clearly and satisfyingly reflects the more agile players' advantage. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2010
    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 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.
  7. Nov 18, 2010
    I would rate this lower if the scale would allow it. This game does not, I repeat does not recognize your movements. Avoid this game like the plague. I also have Fighters Uncaged and it is 100% better than this title. I am very very disappointed in this title and I can't believe they actually released it in this buggy state. The game repeatedly locked up, and then would sign you out during moves that it instructed you to do. This game did not recognize body movements, and the menu system was incredibly hard to navigate. I took this game back after only having it for 1 hour. For all the game studios - Please create other Zumba games because we want them! Fellow consumers, trust me, this game is terrible. Please save your money as it doesn't work. Expand

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