There are two levels, beginner and advanced. The main difference between the two is the pace and duration. My biggest gripe is the march to the whistle. If this was just hitting the Wiimote or Nunchuck in-time with the sequence I would be fine. In my opinion I am keeping the same pace, yet the game doesn’t seem to think so. As you progress and do well you will add band members, the marching band can get pretty large depending on how well you perform. Make just one miss and you’ll loose the back row.
It is easier to understand the concept by just watching the video. Again, I feel like what is holding me back is the whole “march in time to the whistle.” I’ve never been a fan of that type of thing, and don’t intend to start now. I went ahead and persisted through the entire procession and we netted 410 points, good for a 3-Star Calorie Torcher Ranking on Beginner (Personal Best 468 Points, 3 Star). This will pass 3 minutes and burn roughly 13 calories. Advanced saw us score 1,010 points good enough to earn Calorie Torcher and the accompanying 3-Star Ranking (Personal Best 1,135 Points, 3 Star (3 Attempts, lol)). More importantly though, the Advanced segment of Rhythm Parade will burn 16 calories over about 4 minutes, not bad for the time invested.
I might play this once or twice a year, most likely on a day I’m snowed in at home. I would eventually like to 4-Star it, but there are many other things I will put a priority on completing. Nonetheless it is fun, aside from the stepping in tune part, and I’m sure a lot of folks will really enjoy this activity.