Videogamer writes: "It felt good to own the original Samba De Amigo for SEGA's doomed Dreamcast console. Only a relative handful of people in the UK had the honour, but their friends were no doubt eternally grateful for giving them the chance to play a landmark party game. Dancing about your living room and waving two plastic maracas in the air to the sound of samba music isn't for everyone, but in the right place with the right group of people it proved to be tremendous fun. So it's no surprise to see it given a new lease of life on Nintendo's family friendly Wii.
If you're slightly confused as to how a maraca shaking game works it's really very simple. The game screen displays six circles: two at the top, two in the middle and two at the bottom. Balls move into these circles and you need to shake the maracas (Wii Remotes) in time as they cross the circles. You'll also have to perform various poses and hand motions as the game instructs you to, making you look like even more of a fool than you had been just moments earlier."