Six video games that will keep UAE kids fit at home

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 Six video games that will keep UAE kids fit at home

Kids addicted to their PS4, Nintendo or Xbox? Channel their gaming habits in a healthier way with these six video games designed to get them off the sofa and burning energy


You can play as one of several different characters all of whom have extendable arms. The game won't necessarily provide you with a full-body workout but it will still help you work up a sweat. You can play single-player or multiplayer.

Choose a fighting champion, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then throw some punches!
Available on Nintendo Switch.

Fitness Boxing

Punch your way to fitness with this cool game that will get even the most sluggish of teens off the sofa.

Start by picking a trainer and taking a fitness test, before throwing some jabs and uppercuts to some motivational tunes.

A standard routine will have you take your stance, steadily introduce the different moves you'll be asked to pull off during it, and then finish with a string of combos that ties all the moves together.

As you play, you'll unlock exercises, outfits for your trainer, and each of the 20 available songs (which are instrumental versions) in the game.
Available on Nintendo Switch.

Knockout League

Lace up your gloves in this VR reality setting. It is a single-player game with arcade-style matches that should appeal to anyone who likes the idea of getting up on their toes and fighting against multiple opponents in different settings.

The nice thing about the virtual reality component is that you can actually dictate how you fight and dodge without relying on using buttons to do the job for you.

Have fun fighting a crazy cast of characters to become the champion of the Knockout League!
Available on PS4.

Just Dance

This initially launched over ten years ago, but is still hugely popular with little dancing divas today.

There are a huge number of songs and dances supported in the game and there are even themed versions available – the High School Musical one is a favourite.

And if you subscribe to the Just Dance Unlimited service, there are over 500 songs to dance to.
Available on Nintendo Switch, Wii, Xbox One, PS4.

Wii Play Motion

Wii Sports Resort comes with the MotionPlus controller and is made up of several sports simulation games, with your Mii as the star of each game.

Choose from an extensive range of sports including archery, bowling, frisbee, golf, table tennis, wakeboarding and cycling.

This game is heaps of active fun, but it does have a tendency to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone as you challenge... You have been warned.
Available on Wii.

Sprint Vector

Run, jump, climb, and fly at extreme speeds as you race through challenging courses and battle obstacles in this frenetic VR adrenaline platform game.

You'll need a Playstation VR headseat and you're good to go.
Available on PS4.

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