Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Get Moving! (Review and Giveaway)

JumpStart has been producing top-quality, award winning computer-learning games for the past twenty years, so when they asked if I would review another one of their products, I “jumped” at the chance. (My kids still enjoy playing their 3-D virtual world games online, and I love that the game is learning in disguise!)
JumpStart teamed up with Wii to develop Get Moving Family Fitness (Sports Edition) and recently sent a copy for me (ahem, I mean my kids) to review.

The game couldn’t have arrived at a better time-we had just dropped my daughter off at practice and my son was saying how bored he was going to be that evening-then we saw the package. My son could hardly contain himself as he tried to tear the box open himself-thank goodness my daughter wasn’t around because I believe there would have been a war!

The first thing he did was create a custom profile for his jumpee, and when I say "custom profile" I mean you get to pick the hair, eyes, mouth, outfit, and skin color of your character-this is one the aspects of the game that both my kids love best, and something they do a lot on the online site. (My son has three characters for this game all with different looks and names, and the first thing he wants to do before playing is update one of his player profiles!)

Then he had to choose either quick play or routines. Quick play allows you to play one game in a 90 second period and would be good for smaller kids with limited attention spans. My seven-year-old son preferred this approach, but my eleven-year-old daughter chose to do routines that allowed her to customize levels and do different types of games without taking a break. There are three difficulty levels, but we sort of stuck with easy for now. There are demonstrations on how to hold your Wii controllers at the start of each game, and at the end of play you get a final score, tally of how many calories you burned, and a healthy lifestyle tip.

There are a total of 15 sports challenges and 11 different landscapes like outer space, Atlantis, a volcano, and a castle, for your jumpee to play. And, if you have Wii Fit, you can use the balance board to enhance some of the game play. You will find basketball, baseball, racing, and balance games that are similar to those in Wii Sport, but there are also some exciting new additions like football, dodge ball, and volleyball. Plus there are added extras to the familiar like a flying race game where you soar as a bird through and around obstacles, and the ability to catch and throw in baseball. Selecting multiplayer mode even gives you a split screen so you see how well you are faring against your opponent. My daughter narrowed her favorites down to volleyball and dodge ball. My son had a tougher time, but he plays football and baseball more than the rest.

These games certainly came in handy when we were between outside activities, and I liked the fact that my kids kept “moving” instead of just lounging in front of the TV. My whole family was able to play and I think we all benefited from a little more activity.

So are you intrigued? You can purchase JumpStart Get Moving: Family Fitness for the Wii for $29.99 or win your very own copy here!

Your first mandatory entry: tell me why you would like to win this game. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment if it’s not in your profile. (You need to complete this entry before you can qualify for additional entries.)

Earn "Extra Entries(Woo hoo!) with the following but be sure to leave a comment per entry:

-Follow me via Google friend connect (or tell me you are already a follower)- 2 entries
-Follow me on Twitter(Twitter link is on my sidebar)-1 entry

-Tweet this giveaway- 1 entry
RT Win a JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Wii Game #giveaway @FamilyFormula http://www.rinkya.com/usinjp/r9Le655yu (Ends 7/29)
You can tweet once a day.

-Add my blog button to your site and provide a link-2 entries

-Add my blog to your blog roll and provide a link- 2 entries

-Like JumpStart on Facebook- 3 entries

-Make a blog post about this giveaway and link back here (leave a link in your comment)- 5 entries

The giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on July 29, 2010 and is open to U.S. residents. I will pick the winner with random.org and notify by e-mail. (The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.)  Good luck!

And please note: I was provided with a copy of JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided. My family thoroughly enjoyed this game-thank you again JumpStart!



124 comments:

  1. This looks good! I really like playing on the Wii. Usually, I'm coordinated enough to do it right. LOL. I know my boys would like the dodgeball game. At least in that version, I can't get hit by a poorly aimed ball :)

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  2. I'd like to win this for my son. He's 5 years old, and tries to play Wii Fit with us, but a lot of the games aren't really aimed at little kids. I think he'd like this.

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  3. I'd like to win because the Wii is the only videogame system that I like and that my kids will play me on. I'm all for family togetherness, laughter and fun, and this fits the bill!

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  4. I follow on twitter @blueviolet

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  5. I would like to win this because I enjoy the Wii games that gets you moving!

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  6. I follow you via Google Friend Connect, Entry #1

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  7. I follow you via Google Friend Connect, Entry #2

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  8. I follow you on Twitter (momcaboodle)

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  10. Have your blog button here, Entry #2:
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  11. Have your blog button here, Entry #1:
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  12. I Like JumpStart on Facebook (Shanna Bailes), Entry #3

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  14. I Like JumpStart on Facebook (Shanna Bailes), Entry #1

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  15. I would like to win this game because it would be a great way to get my family moving while we're indoors. Especially in the winter. It seems like a lot of fun too!

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  16. I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower #1.

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  17. I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower #2.

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  18. I follow you on Twitter as @mommyisgreen

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  19. I added your blog button to my site - www.mommyisgreen.net #1

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  21. I am a new follower!!

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  22. My family loves playing the Wii and we love playing sports so this would be a great fit!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

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  23. Oh I wish I had a wii, this looks like so much fun :( <--not an entry

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  24. Tweet:
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  25. oh this looks like it would be a great game for my whole family.mavans@scottsboro.org

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  26. I'd like to win so that my kids and I could exercise together. They want to be on the balance board with my when I'm doing Wii Fit and that doesn't turn out very well :)

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  27. http://twitter.com/chidek/status/18203668119

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  28. became a google follower (craftymom).mavans@scottsboro.org

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  29. I read this post the other day and had to laugh...I'm doing a review/giveaway for them next week for the website game!!

    hope you're having a great weekend!

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  30. I think it would be great for getting my kids active. We already love the wii so much

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  31. Tweet:
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  32. We use the wii for PE on cold and rain days, this would be great for us all.
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  33. I follow GFC.#2
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  34. I follow GFC.
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  35. Follow JumpStart on FB
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  36. I follow you on twitter @countrynest
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  37. Like JumpStart on FB #3
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  38. Follow JumpStart on FB #2

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  39. I would like to win this because it looks fun for the whole family!

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  40. Following on GFC! Entry #2

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  41. Following on GFC! Entry #1

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  42. Following you on twitter! @mae_01_sw

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  43. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/mae_01_sw/status/18285894760

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  44. I like Jumpstart on facebook! Entry #3

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  46. I like Jumpstart on facebook! Entry #1

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  47. Tweet:
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  48. I would like to win this because the whole family would enjoy it.

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  49. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/18337424012

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  50. Follow you on twitter: rhoneygee

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  51. I just got a wwi and I would love to use this game so that my family could get in shape together! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  52. my son and I would have so much fun playing this game
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  53. i am a follower via gfc
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  54. 2. follower via gfc
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  55. following on twitter
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  56. I tweeted giveaway
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  57. I would like to win this so I can get in my exercise and have fun doing it. I love playing on my wii.
    Debra
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  58. I would LOVE to get this, me and my little girl would have so much fun playing it! She already loves "Just dance"

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  59. Liked Jumpstart on facebook!

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  60. Tweet:
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  61. My girls would totally play with a WII.

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  62. My daughter and I are always looking for ways to move together! Walks are good but my heart rate doesn't usually notice much there!

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  63. I would like to win this for my niece! She loves her wii and this would be a great way to get her to exercise.

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  64. I would like to win this because I would love to try the volleyball game :)

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  65. Tweet:
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  66. I would LOVE!!! to win this for my family. What a GREAT!!! game for all of us to have fun as a family and exercise together. We ENJOY!!! doing thing together.
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  67. Follow via GFC - #2
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  68. Follow via GFC - #1
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  69. Follow SusanFobes on twitter.
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  70. I tweeted about the giveaway;
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  71. LIKE JumpStart on FB - #3
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  72. LIKE JumpStart on FB - #2
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  73. LIKE JumpStart on FB - #1
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  74. I would love to win this game!!! My family loves the Wii number one! And I am trying to get my kids and of course myself.. more active. This would be a perfect addition!

    Thank you :)
    Tara
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  75. I follow your blog

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  76. I follow your blog Entry 1

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  77. I follow you on Twitter @notsoperfect2

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  78. I Tweeted http://twitter.com/notsoperfect2/status/18583467159

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  79. I have your button on my blog left hand side.

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  80. I have your button on my blog left hand side.

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  81. I have your blog on my Blog Roll at the bottom left hand side.

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  82. I have your blog on my Blog Roll at the bottom left hand side.

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  83. I liked Jumpstart on FB

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  84. I liked Jumpstart on FB

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  85. I liked Jumpstart on FB

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  86. I'd like to win b/c we love our Wii!! My daughter is just now big enough to start playing on it and she loves it too. It would be great for our whole family! Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly D. - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I follow you on google friend connect. (Kelly Deaton) - (#2)
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  88. I follow you on google friend connect. (Kelly Deaton) - (#1)
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  89. I follow @SusanFobes on twitter. (@dkad23)
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  90. Tweet. (dkad23)
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    http://twitter.com/dkad23/status/18600982156

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  91. I "like" JumpStart on facebook. (Kelly Deaton) - (#2)
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  92. I "like" JumpStart on facebook. (Kelly Deaton) - (#1)
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  93. I "like" JumpStart on facebook. (Kelly Deaton) - (#3)
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  94. Tweet:
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  96. I wouls like to win this for my kids. They are getting bored with the games we have!

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  97. Tweet:
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  98. I would love to win this as my hubby and I are trying to get into shape. It's something that the whole family will love.

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  99. My family loves Wii games and I love that we're not just sitting around, we're moving. I'd love to add this to our video game collection.

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  100. I would want to win this game for my family. My family is a family of five who include two game-loving boys. They would play this game well :)

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  101. I want to win this so me and my kids can have fun

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  102. follow you on twitter as finntannermom

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  103. The Wii has been awesome in helping my family get moving! It's a fun way to get exercise while spending time together
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  104. I could have so much fun playing this with my family. Thank you for the chance.

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  107. Like JumpStart on Facebook ....Tiffypoot@aol.com

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  110. I would like to win this because I am 215 lbs at 5' 2", need I say more

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