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Explorer in Kinect PlayFit

Explorer49 (15)

This is a rare achievementBurn 600 calories in each of four Kinect games

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Boots Orion
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Boots Orion
Achievement won on 16 Aug 12
TA Score for this game: 426
Posted on 19 August 12 at 19:56, Edited on 20 August 12 at 03:29
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The requirements for this are obvious, but I'll tell you the games I found calories to count the quickest in (note: this doesn't include Your Shape 2012 as the calories don't burn quickly in it...unless you're cheating).

JUNK FU. You can easily burn 600 calories in about an hour if you played this straight (you'd be bored to tears though). For the first 25 calories, don't worry about hitting things right. Just jog/sprint and use your arms (i.e., a normal running motion). You'll get to the 25 calorie bonus level easily. Play "normally" as long as you can afterwards. Also, when the "event" starts you can start burning calories right away - you don't have to wait until the timer ends at the very beginning. NOTE: The calories that JUNK FU says you have burned are almost always higher than the calories you are given credit for in PlayFit. I'd say that PlayFit gives around 2/3 to 3/4 of the calories JUNK FU tells you you've burned. Still not bad.

DANCE CENTRAL 2. It took me about an hour and a half, maybe 2, to burn 600 calories. I was playing songs on medium. Playing on the Hard difficulty may burn calories quicker, but I never tested this.

JUST DANCE 3. It took me about an hour and fifteen minutes to burn 600 calories. I had "sweat" mode activated, but I don't know whether or not this counts the calories in-game or not (so activate sweat mode to be safe). Also, as I was trying (and failing) to 5-star a song, I restarted the same song at its conclusion several times in a row - this helped a bit with load times, but load times aren't bad in JD3 anyway. You could also just do one of the many longer routines in this game to avoid load times altogether. Your choice.

KINECT SPORTS SEASON 2. It took me a bit over two hours to burn 600 calories, but that's only because I was trying to figure out which mini-game burns the most calories. Surprisingly, I found that the 3-point shootout (i.e., from the Basketball DLC) burns by far the most. If you get to rack 10-11, you should have burned well over 50 calories in about 1.5 minutes. The most I burned in one game was 67 calories. Load screens and pre/post game "cut scenes" are brutal in this game though. Otherwise, it'd be much faster.

Note: I didn't try Just Dance Greatest Hits as I don't own it, but I'm assuming calories will burn at about the same rate as in JD 3.

Finally, if anyone has played a game which burns calories quicker than my times, feel free to include them in the comments and I'll amend the solution. I want legit solutions though as using a chair or blanket to burn calories quicker defeats the purpose of the app in my opinion. Feel free to create your own solution if you want to "help" people that way.

EDIT #1 (from munchmagic86): "Oddly I got a lot of cals in Disneyland Adventures. I played for an hour or so, just quests and collecting stuff, playfit said I burned 0 but 2 weeks later out of nowhere it says I have burned 750 cals. It does seem to burn cals well for little work but may take a while to be properly recognized. Thanks for the Basketball tip in KS2 :)"
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