ExerGaming with Expresso Fitness

Shaggy June 25, 2008 1

We’ve discussed ExerGaming in relation to the coin-op scene before – it’s from the coin-op scene that exergaming really started to take off thanks to Dance Dance Revolution and now you will find that game in gyms or schools as another way to exercise. Now we have Expresso Fitness – it’s not the first bike riding system we have seen to do this (see the link above) and the concept was actually thought of a long time ago in the coin-op scene by Atari Games but this video shows the exercise bike riding game hybrid in action which I hadn’t seen before. All you need to do is make some sort of coin-op module and these things could easily find appeal in an arcade as well as gym and if you don’t think that exergaming could work in an arcade just look at how Nintendo has pulled off balancing on a board for the home.

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  1. editor June 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Great catch on the Atari proto game – I would also place Namco’s ‘Prop Cycle’ and ‘Cyber Cycle’ in the mix.

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