Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

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Active Life: Outdoor Challenge
Developer(s) h.a.n.d.
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP May 29, 2008
EU August 9, 2008
NA September 9, 2009
AUS May 28, 2009
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, Dance Pad
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Active Life: Outdoor Challenge introduces the Active Life mat, a durable peripheral that lets players control the on-screen action with their hands and feet when used in conjunction with a Wii Remote. The Active Life mat supports and encourages vigorous activities such as running and jumping, allowing for an energizing game experience. From kayaking to mine cart adventures and obstacle-filled races, players will be able to use a variety of hand gestures and foot movements across the Active Life mat’s eight sensor inputs to control each event. Many of the game’s events can be enjoyed in head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer modes with a single mat, letting players enjoy the rush of competition or the gratification of teamwork as they play together. This game is known as Family Trainer in Europe.

Emulation Information

Mat Controller

Native/Real Active Life Mat Controller

The Active Life Mat can be connected to Dolphin through a Mayflash adapter. In Options > Controller Settings, set port 1 to GameCube Controller. The Active Life Mat is then mapped according to the following:

A Button     = Button 1
B Button     = Button 2
X Button     = Button 3
Y Button     = Button 0
Z Button     = Button 7
Start Button = Button 9
D-Pad Up     = Button 12
D-Pad Down   = Button 14
D-Pad Left   = Button 15
D-Pad Right  = Button 13

As shown in this image:

Emulated Active Life Mat Controller

The Mat Controller can be emulated in Dolphin like the other emulated GameCube controllers. In Options > Controller Settings, set port 1 of a GameCube controller to Dance Mat. The Dance Mat is mapped to the GameCube controller according to the following:

D-Pad Up     = Blue Arrow Up
D-Pad Down   = Blue Arrow Down
D-Pad Left   = Blue Arrow Left
D-Pad Right  = Blue Square
Y Button     = Orange Arrow Up
A Button     = Orange Arrow Down
X Button     = Orange Arrow Right
B Button     = Orange Square
Start Button = - Button
Z Button     = + Button


There are no reported problems with this title.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Active Life: Outdoor Challenge since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21756 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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