Zumba Dance (Video Game Review)
Zumba Dance is all about dancing and sweating away the calories while learning some great dance moves through a variety of routines. The game comes packed with six unique routines with its base package, and many more are available to purchase through online marketplaces to add up to 40 different routines to the game. Each routine in the game features different music with many different genres of music and popular artists from today's best music are represented on the game's soundtrack including LMFAO, Pitbull and more. Once the game has been loaded up for the first time, players will be ready to perform in the game's excellent tutorial that does a nice job of easing players into how to play the game, though the difficulty in the rest of the game can be difficult and discouraging at times when all the player wants is to work up a nice sweat.
Each routine in Zumba Dance can be customized and tweaked to meet the player's preferences. Classes will range from 20 minutes to hour long intervals with dates set for daily, weekly and monthly routines and also customized to speeds and difficulty that meet the players' current physique. There are three real life Zumba instructors included in the game: Beto Perez, Gina Grant and Kass Martin. The trio will be there to guide players and help design routines with the player to get workouts on the same level with the gamer. The coaches will also offer helpful advice and words of encouragement for the player along the way to help players stay motivated. A Progress Tracker also helps the player to see how many calories are currently being burnt off during a session, set weight loss goals and perform other tasks centered around weight loss and fitness goals.
Zumba Dance is now available for iPad, Android Tablets and Amazon Kindle. Zumba Dance has been rated appropriate for ages 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes. For more information on the game, check out the official Zumba Dance website.
Developer: BreakFirst Games
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Platforms: iPad (reviewed), Android Tablets & Amazon Kindle
Release Date: July 11, 2013