It’s pretty much a Wii version of Uncharted 2.

Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. However, one of the levels of Namco Bandai’s Active Life Explorer has you running down a train, jumping from car to car, as you try to make your way to the front. Along the way, you’ll be dodging overhead lights, in a frantic rush to stop the train from meeting a fiery end. But, unlike Naughty Dog’s PS3 game, you’re not shooting your way through. Instead, you use a DDR-esque mat to literally run through the game.

The Wii is no stranger to fitness games (the Active Life franchise already has multiple iterations on Nintendo’s console). However, what makes Explorer so charming is that it actually feels like a game. The game’s Treasure Adventure mode features a world map and story, and has you traveling through the map, talking to NPCs and activating challenges to progress in a quest to find treasures. Although simplistic, the narrative does a good enough job of giving some context to the various mini-games you play.

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