ONM writes: "And you were so close, Sega. So very, very close. And yet, the truth of the matter is that as wonderful as Samba De Amigo on Wii looks, sounds and generally is, the one thing that really mattered - getting the controls absolutely spot-on - has still eluded you. Don't worry, we know it's not your fault. Or even the fault of developer Gearbox. Seriously. And granted, for most people it probably won't even matter; they'll be too busy laughing, waving their arms and having a good time to notice. And that's the most important thing, right? Right?
Well, yes... kind of. There's no denying that Samba De Amigo is the ultimate feel-good game, nor that it's nearly impossible to play the game or watch other people playing it without smiling like a buffoon. The crazy latin rhythm, the dancing monkeys, the need to flail your arms around as you attempt to bop in time with the moving icons on screen - it's compelling in the way that only ridiculous party games can be."