Samba de Amigo Wii

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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
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  1. JimmusMaximus
    Sep 30, 2008
    Decent song selection, if you like latin-flavored music. Otherwise, a total crap-fest of dull gameplay and horrible controls. After playing music-themed games like Guitar Hero and Rock band, shaking controls to simulate maracas is mostly pointless. Samba De Amigo is no amigo of mine.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#60 Most Shared Wii Game of 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. That old Samba magic is still there, but the challenge is in beating the controls, not the game. This should have been way better, given the console's strengths. [Nov 2008, p.56]
  2. 75
    A really good game for casual gamers. I showed it to some non-gamer friends this weekend and they had a blast just playing on easy. I had to practically rip the remotes out of their hands to get them to stop. But here in the IGN office, fans of the original Samba pick up the remotes, crank up the difficulty, and find the controls to be almost unworkable.
  3. Apart from the obvious fact that party games have moved on an awful lot since Samba De Amigo first appeared, there's no denying that the control system just doesn't quite translate as well as it might have - and that can only hurt its appeal in the long run.