GameSpot have been eager to check out Sega's upcoming Samba de Amigo for the Wii since the game was first announced late last year. The game is a conversion of the beloved Dreamcast rhythm game, which used a maraca controller peripheral and ranks among GameSpot's favorite titles for the system. The twist is that the conversion is being handled by US developer Gearbox Software of Brothers in Arms fame, which, while an experienced developer, isn't exactly known for its rhythm games. After all, cinematic first-person PC shooters are a far cry from maraca-shaking monkeys. Thankfully, after trying the work-in-progress version of Samba at Nintendo's press event, GameSpot are pleased to report that the game conversion is headed in the right direction.