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‘Jump Rope Challenge’ is free on Nintendo Switch

/ 06:12 PM July 07, 2020
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Anyone with a Nintendo user account can download a free copy of “Jump Rope Challenge” for the Nintendo Switch. Image: Courtesy of Nintendo via AFP Relaxnews

“Jump Rope Challenge” offers an opportunity to take on a sporting challenge, either alone or as part of a group, from the comfort of your own home.

A group of developers at Nintendo came up with the idea for the new software while teleworking during the recent lockdown in Japan. In a bid to avoid spending too much time sitting down, the group put together this simple and highly amusing game to stay in shape.

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Putting an end to excuses about not being able to take exercise at home, “Jump Rope Challenge”, which is freely available from Nintendo’s online store until Sept. 30, allows users to participate in a virtual jump-rope competition using the Nintendo Switch console.

The basic principle is that users must complete 100 jumps a day, a number that can be scaled up as part of a challenge between friends, family or colleagues. Although you do not need a real jump rope to take part in the game, you will need a pair of Switch Joy-Con controllers that function as virtual jump-rope handles.

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The game, which is easy to play, represents each of your jumps with a bouncing rabbit on the console screen. Users who may not be in great physical shape, or those who are worried about the prospect of bothering their downstairs neighbors will be reassured to know that they don’t actually have to leave the ground when jumping. Simply bending their knees and raising their hands will be enough for them to trigger a jump in the software, which will allow them to participate in the challenge and collect points. RGA

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TOPICS: Competition, exercise, Japan, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch
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