Thursday, September 15, 2005

Police 911

Sensors in an overhead rail determine where your head and shoulders are so the game can adjust the point of view of the character accordingly. Thus, it's a shooting game where you can physically dodge behind cover. Crouch behind an onscreen railing, pop up to get off a few shots at the bad guys, then crouch again. Shift your bodyweight right or left to get behind cover of a nearby wall or to reveal the perfect headshot.

Due to all the crouching, this game is an excellent leg exercise. You're essentially doing squats a significant fraction of the time. When not squatting, the standing and shifting weight right and left is nice for balance and flexibility as well as exercising other leg muscles.

Upshot: It won't burn as many calories as DDR, but Police 911 is uniquely well designed to strengthen the quadriceps.

Konami attempted a PS2 port in 2001 using a custom sensor but the project was cancelled prior to release; there is no home version of this game currently available.

(Konami/2000) Killer List of Videogames entry

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE this game. God, I get such a great workout from it. My body aches but it's the good type of aching.

I'm also fond of Konami's boxing and samurai ones

8/05/2007 5:05 PM  

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