• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. Samba de Amigo was originally released for the Dreamcast and has now made it's way to the Wii. With a maracas in each hand your challenge is to shake to the beat as best you can. The motion sensing abilities of the Wiimote does unfortunately present itself as an obstacle to the experience. On higher difficulty levels it makes the game almost unplayable. As is, this a decent party game at best.
  2. Far too often your hands will be in the right physical space, but the Wii thinks they’re elsewhere – inexcusable in this kind of videogame. [Dec 2008, p.126]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. AlexH
    Apr 20, 2009
    Sadly I missed out on the original. We didn't own a Dreamcast. But I loved the concept and was thrilled when they made a reboot for the Wii. And I love every second of it. The controls, admittingly, can be a little finicky at times. But I only failed a song in career mode once, and that was my entire time with the game, from easy to super hard mode. So I tend to believe that reviews stating the contrary are a tad hyperbolic. This game is a winner! Infectious music, colorful graphics and a great premise. Amigo is my amigo. Full Review »
  2. StevenW
    Dec 25, 2008
    Great game, easily matches up to the one on the dreamcast. the controls are easy to pick up, it doesn't take long to master the maraca positions. fun from the start and something anyone can play. great choice of fun music, would be great for parties, its still the happiest game in the world. Full Review »
  3. VoltaireT.
    Nov 9, 2008
    The controls works great, but require a lot of practice to master. Non-gamers can easily engoy EASY and NORMAL modes, but the HARD and SUPERHARD modes require a lot of patience. It your willing to learn, youll have a blast playing through the game, if not, enjoy th easy and normal modes. All in all, its a grewat game. Online leaderboards, downloadable content, its a blast with friends. And its only $40. Full Review »