Jump rope challenge is a new free game from Nintendo which uses a pair of joy cons where you jump virtual jump rope. You hold the joy cons pretty much like you would jump rope handles and swing them around
exactly like normal jumping rope. There's a jumping rabbit on the screen which shows your progress and the initial aim is to do a hundred jump ropes a day although you can increase this goal later on. It's a simple exercise game. I
mean...you jump rope.
It's very different than Nintendo's other exercise game, Ring Fit Adventure, which as I'm sure you know has experienced pretty large stock shortages. Apparently people are turning to it as a way to workout at home and so I'm sure that Nintendo probably saw that and realized, that well hey, there's a real market here for this sort of thing right now.
The story goes that Jump Rope Challenge is the work of a small team of Nintendo devs that are working from home in Japan. I guess they got bored of working from home all the time in quarantine and decided to make a fun little game to pass the time. ,
Honestly, it's not half bad. I mean...it's not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not a bad game. It's fun and it challenges you to get a little bit of exercise in every day. There's a two-player mode where each person will hold a single joycon controller, you can also customize your little bunny person's avatar as well. You can do this while
playing and also if you aren't able to jump very well for any specific reason, you can simply kind of cheat by bending
your knees and not really jumping or not jumping very high. As long as you swing your arms and bend your knees, I
guess it'll still count as a jump in the game. I personally was able to reach my daily challenge goal fairly quickly, so
this game isn't really the kind of game that will get you ripped or in really good shape, but it's still a fun little way to pass the time and get some exercise in that maybe you otherwise would have spent just sitting on the couch playing a video game. It might get you up and moving around.
It's free and if you have the space on your switch maybe download it and give it a shot, see if it's for you!