I bought Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party for the Wii last week and finally had a chance to really play it. I strapped on my heart rate monitor so that I'd know just how much I sweated during it. Sooner than you can say "Down, down, right," I'd burned 200 calories. Well, okay, it took almost an hour, but because I was having so much fun, it didn't seem like it.
If you're wondering what on earth I'm talking about, DDR is a dancing/rhythm game where you have to step on a special mat. The mat is divided into four arrows (up, down, left, right) and plugs into your console. You step on the arrows in time to the music and action onscreen. It's very fun, very addictive, and a lot harder than it looks.
Fortunately, you don't have to be all that coordinated to have fun and earn some activity points. That's not to say it doesn't help of course. Mr. Trim has been laughing at me non-stop and finds it equally amusing when I earn a "D" and do a little victory dance.
Highly recommended as the most fun "exercise" doodad you'll ever have. DDR is currently available for the Wii and the Playstation.
Duration: 0:53, Calories: 203, HR Average: 54%