Helix is a $10 downloadable WiiWare game for your Nintendo Wii video game system. Whereas Dance Dance Revolution uses your legs and body to exercise, Helix uses your arms to match a robot to exercise.
The learning curve is okay once you get used to the interface (just read the instructions, and you’ll be okay). The game itself is very simple once you nail down the movements of your two Wii Remote controllers.
Helix is not for everyone, thus the mixed reviews online. If you like dance, techno, or trance music, you will like Helix. If you enjoy interactive video games that get you off the coach, I think you’d like this game. If you enjoy rhyme games, this is worth a try. It’s a bare bones dance game, and most hardcore X-Box 360 and PS3 gamers probably hate it, but to me it’s fun nevertheless.
Because it’s WiiWare (a downloadablle 3rd party game that runs on your Wii console), there is not enough memory available to have multiple modes, good graphics or a deep online game. Keep going to unlock all 26 songs.
After 3 songs on medium, you will feel your muscles tighten. It’s a nice quick workout to tone your arms.
It’s a decent party game even though multi-player is somewhat non-existent.
I personally believe that the Helix soundtrack is awesome, and I enjoy the game. Kids probably dig it. It’s worth the 10 bucks. I hope Ghostfire Games is able to make a full DVD game version one day.