Yes, There Will Be A Wii Exercise Bike And It Works With Mario Kart

By Spencer . October 12, 2009 . 7:50am

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European publisher Big Ben Interactive is making a bid for the Wii fitness genre with two titles, one of which comes with a full-size exercise bike.

 

Cyberbike uses it and has players clean up the planet while pedaling through eighteen courses in the game’s story mode. Big Ben claims it is a “genuine innovation” and easy to set up with adjustable saddle and handlebars. The accessory is also compatible with Mario Kart so you can break a sweat while chucking koopa shells. OK, but will we have to plug it into a Wiimote?

 

Their other fitness game, My Body Coach, includes two 500g (app. 1lb) dumbbells with Wii remote slots. Cyberbike comes out in January 2010 and My Body Coach is due in November.

 

To Big Ben’s credit their taking a risk on niche titles like Dokapon Kingdom which they’re publishing in November too.

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Screenshots of Cyberbike

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  • Soma

    This exercise bike reminds me of that SNES exercise game that Nintendo Power gave away way back in the day.

    Gotta hand it to Nintendo and their Wii fit. They have certainly reached out to a new demographic.

  • http://twitter.com/cocainexplosion Doctor_Rabbit

    Yeah, Nintendo loves this kind of stuff. But I still don’t get the point of exercise games. Why use a game to work out?

  • Saint_Tibulus

    Okay. I can stomach most gimmicks, but seriously. This is taking the mick..

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    Hmm an excercise bike if they could implement some amazing games with it. It will sale hmmm would be nice to have Road Rash with bicycles awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      And then use the dumbbells to whack the calories off your opponent! I’d love to see this used in a Twisted Metal game myself.

      I have a huge exercise bike in my room that I use when I watch movies. Not being a movie guy I don’t get much use off it, but this I can use!

  • JeremyR

    I actually think the exercise bike is a decent idea. But the game that comes with it really annoys me, the hypocrisy of “green” themed video games.

    “clean up the planet while pedaling through eighteen courses in the game’s story mode”

    You’re sitting inside playing a video game. You’re doing the opposite of “cleaning up the planet”. You’re burning up electricity needlessly.

    Personally, I have no problem with the latter. But games like that try to make people feel good about being “green”, all the same time while simply doing the opposite. Like how all the global warming people get a free pass for flying in private jets and owning mansions.

    If you truly believe in something, you should live it, not just pay lip service to it.

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