Samba de Amigo Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38

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  1. NickK.
    Oct 3, 2008
    5
    I loved the original Samba de Amigo on the Dreamcast and was really looking forward to this game. The actual game is as addictive and as fun as the dreamcast original, but the controls arent as precise and it can get a bit frustrating at times when you lose, not because of your own fault, but because the controls are a bit imprecise. Maybe Sega will release another version when the I loved the original Samba de Amigo on the Dreamcast and was really looking forward to this game. The actual game is as addictive and as fun as the dreamcast original, but the controls arent as precise and it can get a bit frustrating at times when you lose, not because of your own fault, but because the controls are a bit imprecise. Maybe Sega will release another version when the Wiimote Plus comes out next year and then it will be the game it should have been. Expand
Metascore
68

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.