Jump Rope Challenge Gives Switch Owners a New Way to Get Fit [UPDATE]

Jump Rope Challenge lets you and your friends join together to jump some virtual rope and keep fit at home.

Unfortunately for many looking for a way to stay fit while stuck at home, Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch is sold out almost everywhere. However, Nintendo has you covered. Today, the studio released a new, free game for the platform called Jump Rope Challenge. It’s not quite the workout Ring Fit is, but it does provide a fun new twist on cardio. Check it out below.

Jump Rope Challenge is pretty basic. You take two Joy-Con controllers and start jumping. By following the on-screen counter, you can easily watch your progress. It might not be a graphics-intensive title, but it should have you sweating quickly. Jumping rope is one of the better forms of cardio out there, making it a great way to stay in shape.

Interestingly, the game was created by a few Nintendo devs looking to add some physical activity to their work-from-home routine. So, in many ways, it’s the perfect game for your ongoing quarantine. At least, if you live somewhere that lets you easily fit this into your day.

Similar to the Switch’s popular fitness title Ring Fit AdventureJump Rope Challenge seems to be accommodating for players that want to workout without creating a lot of noise for their neighbors. If you’re in a situation where you won’t be able to jump around like you normally would with a jump rope, the game will allow you to bend your knees or move your arms to still play and enjoy it with a minimal amount of noise or disruption.

That said, if you can play the game, it’s worth checking out. As mentioned above, Jump Rope Challenge is free on Nintendo Switch now. So, get out there and get to jumping.

[UPDATE: Additional information has been added from Nintendo to clarify that Jump Rope Challenge will allow you to workout without creating additional noise or disruptions.]

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