I’ve got a confession to make: I’m not exactly sure what Zumba is. I know people do it to stay in shape and that it’s generally more popular with the ladies than the fellas. Also I once saw my six-year old daughter jump in and try it along with a group of mostly middle-aged women inside a pavilion at a farm show.
Be that as it may, “Zumba Fitness World Party” is proving to be popular despite my ignorance. Majesco sent out a press release today touting the fact that players have combined to burn off 25 million calories playing the game on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U or Wii. There’s even a dynamic counter online so you can see exactly how the count is continuing to increase as you Zumba. It can be used as a verb, right?
The game features more than 40 routines and 30 international dance styles, all set to a soundtrack that includes artists like Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Marc Anthony and Daddy Yankee. Playable demos are available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 if you aren’t quite convinced you want to jump right in.
Fortunately, our own Nathan Ball knows a lot more about “Zumba Fitness World Party” than I do since he reviewed it for Gamesided right when it came out. He liked it, so read his review and maybe you’ll be convinced to add on to the calorie count yourself.
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