I must admit to having a bit of a soft spot for Nintendo’s fitness games. From Wii Fit to Ring Fit Adventure to the mini-game Jump Rope Challenge, they tend to be broadly good fun and if nothing else they do provide an easy means of getting off the sofa in these locked down times.
That being said, I will admit that Fitness Boxing passed me by entirely when it launched on Nintendo Switch two years ago. I was honestly a bit surprised when I heard Nintendo was releasing Fitness Boxing 2, or to give it’s full title: Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise. But I’m up for anything, so I dove in and gave it a go.
Odd as it might sound, the closest thing I can compare it to is probably the old Dance Dance Revolution arcade games. While those have you jump around and moving your legs to cheesy pop tunes, Fitness Boxing 2 does the same for your arms.
You start with a few basic moves like jabs, uppercuts, and hooks before moving on to all sorts of athletic activities like blocks and ducks, and you end up jumping and weaving around your living room like Muhammed Ali. It gave me some flashbacks to being 13 years old and going rather too hard on Wii Sports Boxing.