The Wii Fit U is the newest game in the Wii Fit series, including the Wii Fit and the Wii Fit Plus. It was actually offered to me as a Wii Fit Plus user through the Nintendo online store on the Wii Fit U - all I had to do was purchase the Wii U Fit Meter for £19.99 to unlock the full version of the game after I had the game for 30 days for free.
Onto what the Wii Fit U offers - which is a lot really.
I always felt like the rest of the Wii Fit games didn't have a lot in the way of cardio and that was really what was lacking from them. This new game, however, opens up much more in the way of cardio and the training exercises are all organised rather handily into sections: Pilates, Muscles, Aerobic, Dance and Balance games. The Balance games are also much more cardio-oriented than you'd think.
The Aerobic and Balance sections are where I spend most of my time. The Aerobic section features old classics like step class and rhythm boxing, but you can now play these whilst watching TV - the exercise is displayed on the little Wii U gamepad instead. There are new games, too - I particularly like the puzzle squash as it gives you more of a workout than you think, plus, if you don't complete it, I get really annoyed and want to do it again and again until I do complete it - really good for getting more exercise in. I also like the new Dance section. It's 8 different dance styles that use two wii remotes with motion plus and the balance board. You step on the board and move your arms following the instructions on screen.
One game that I seem to spend tons of time on is the step aerobics, I think it's called. Can't quite remember. Anyway, you can put the TV on whilst doing it, step to the beat and move your arms in time to the music for 15 minutes. I tend to do that, 10 minutes of rhythm boxing (tip, get the most from the boxing by doing lunges when you have to step forwards), 5 minutes of puzzle squash and then some little games. I really love the rowing regatta - it works your abdominals loads and by the end of the super advanced stage you're definitely sweating.
There are loads of other features, too, but to be honest I don't use a lot of them. There's a personal trainer which puts together training exercises for you depending on how many calories you want to burn off which are displayed in the form of a piece of food.
The Wii Fit U Meter is also new for this game. I don't really use it though as - shock of horrors - I don't do a lot of exercise outside of the Wii U. Plus I forget to put it on. Basically, it's a pedometer, and when you use it, it adds your activity levels to the Wii U and ups the total of your Fit Piggy. It tells you how high you've walked and how many steps you've taken. It does the job really but I personally don't use it a lot. Some people will.
All in all the Wii Fit U is a brilliant exercise game for home gym bunnies. If you want to get super duper fit and rock hard abs, this probably isn't for you - but if you just want to improve your fitness levels and feel happier and healthier in yourself, it's a brilliant game.