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Samba De Amigo!

The sequel to the popular original monkey/maraca combo music game that was released on the Dreamcast has finally arrived, but will Samba de Amigo be able to replicate the success?

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Off Aim: Samba de Amigo is a music game that features a famous maraca-shaking monkey and his friends.

The gameplay of Samba de Amigo has you controller one of the unique characters that the game features and using them to engage in musical fun in a variety of songs.

The game employs the use of either the Wii Remote/Nunchuk or a dual Wii Remote control scheme.

You will have to shake the Wii Remote in a High, Medium, or Low direction when the game prompts you to.

The controls in Samba de Amigo are decent, but too often does the game not read your responses correctly, resulting in a "missed" note.

They do the job decently occasionally, but they are simply not accurate enough to be passable in Samba de Amigo.

Recycled Goods: Of course, the controls are not the main draw-in of the game; the music is.

The music in Samba de Amigo is very similar to that which was featured in the original Dreamcast version of the game...and that is not necessarily a good thing.

Many of the songs that were used in the Dreamcast version remain untouched here in the Wii version, and that fact is quite unfortunate.

You will be force to listen to eight-year-old music throughout the game, without many of today's, or even yesterday's, hottest songs.

Rent vs. Buy: Samba de Amigo is just about a full port of the original Dreamcast version and it makes this title just feel like a cop out.

The weak controls and outdated music tracks overshadows some of the enjoyment that you get out of the game.

If you are a fan of the original Samba de Amigo, then you will undoubtedly find a lot of enjoyment in this game.

Unfortunately if you are a fan of music games themselves and have no preference, then there are much better places to look in the music genre than Samba de Amigo.

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Unfortunately if you are a fan of music games themselves and have no preference, then there are much better places to look in the music genre than Samba de Amigo. (Krakrabbit.com)


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