Even those of us who have tin ears can make music with Latin America's musical rattle, themaraca. The idea inSamba de Amigois to use visual cues to shake yourmaracasin time with the music's rhythm. Although that might sound easy, it's not. The visual cues prompt you more than just to shake them, butwhereto shake them, and in three levels between your head and your knees. In other words, think ofSamba de Amigoas a cross betweenDance Dance Revolutionand semaphore. The game requires quick reflexes, great timing, and powerful concentration.
Samba de Amigo is, to say it best, one of the best games I played in the last 10 years, it was one of my favorite games of 2000, and it's one of the most addictive games I've EVER played!!! This game is very fun, yet I could see it was destained to fail right from the start. Mainly because of the price. The game cost $40, and the special marraca controllers used for the game were $80! And if you want to play 2 players you'd have to buy a set of 2 marraca sets!?! After all that the game would cost … more