Samba de Amgio coming to Wii

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No, no, this website is The Green Hill Zone. Not Green Hill Zone.

This does look to be the year of the music game. I'll have to try this one out just to see how the Wiimote holds up.

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...Are You Gonna Be My Girl? Really? Have we just thrown the south-of-the-border theme into the wood-chipper?

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Dude, get over it. You can always choose not to play the game, but as long as it's including all of the original experience fully intact I see no reason to whine.

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...Are You Gonna Be My Girl? Really? Have we just thrown the south-of-the-border theme into the wood-chipper?
Take on Me, anyone?

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Fair enough. And they could do worse, it's just that with everyone and their mother making a rhythm/music game, I look to the tracklist to carve out the game's niche. I missed the part where they said it was downloadable content, though, which means I'd also have to dredge up Supersonic Racing & Open Your Heart as comparison (and I can pretty much guarantee I won't be dipping into my savings for anything that doesn't come in the box when I buy it anyway.)

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So IGN is posting Gearbox's developer diary for Samba. There's only one page, but it seems that Gearbox went to Sega about the project originally.

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One of the new stages is Space Channel 5, complete with Ulala dancing aside Amigo.

Tracklist:

Returning Classic songs from the original Samba de Amigo:

Vamos A Carnaval – WaveMaster*
Volare – Gypsy Kings
Hot Hot Hot – Arrow*
Salome – Chayanne*
Tubthumping – Chumbawumba*
The Cup of Life – R. Martin*
Samba de Janeiro – Bellini
Mambo Beat – Perez Prado*
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin*
Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings
Take On Me – Reel Big Fish
El Ritmo Tropical – Dixie’s Gang*
Macarena – Los Del Rio*
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens*
Tequila – Chuck Rio*
Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones
Samba De Amigo – Bellini
The Theme of Rocky – Bill Conti*
Mas Que Nada – Jorge Ben*
Sway – Gimbel and Ruiz*
El Mambo – Solemar

All-New Wii-Exclusive Songs:

Baila Me – Gipsy Kings
Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como*
Mambo No. 8 – Perez Prado
Conga – Miami Sound Machine*
Low Rider – War
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega*
Oye Como Va – Santana*
Asereje – Las Ketchup*
Arriba Allez – Bellini
Magalenha – Bellini and Mondonca Do Rio
Ran Kan Ran – Tito Puento*
Groove Is In the Heart – Dee Lite
Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte*
Do It Well – Jennifer Lopez*
Como Ves – Ozomatli
Cha Cha – Chelo
Pon de Replay – Rihanna
Smooth – Santana*
Mexican Flyer – Ken Woodman*
Borriquito – Charo
Un Aguardiente – WaveGroup
Solo Tu – WaveGroup
Tango With Me – WaveGroup

* Denotes the song is performed by a cover band

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My brain is spinning trying to figure out why exactly they needed to get a cover group to perform a song written and performed for Space Channel 5 when they had no problem clearing the rights to Ozomatli, Rihanna, Reel Big Fish (who I suppose are technically a cover band in this context) and War. Still, looks to be fun.

Now the nagging question in the back of my head is "Is it possible to fuck this up?"

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I showed no interest in this title before, but that Ulala cameo caught my attention so I think I'm going to buy this eventually.

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Samba de Amigo for the Wii is an upgraded port of Samba de Amigo Version 2000, I was ever interested in the game, but since I already have a Wiimote and a Nunchuk, I may try it.

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Reel Big Fish? No shit! Now I'm excited.

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It's the same RBF song in the original Samba de Amigo.

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Were pictures of the final design of maracas attachments posted? If not, here's what they look like:

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One of the few Wii-mote attachments that ISN'T some shade of "stark white".

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I don't really like them.

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Segaholic2 wrote:It's the same RBF song in the original Samba de Amigo.
Yeah, but I didn't play it or know anything about it, so I'm excited. DON'T SPOIL MY FUN

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So here's the specifics on what it took to get the controls right. Most interesting is they ran all testing concurrently to development.

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We came up with a few possible solutions to the problem, but in the end the solution we stuck with was a system that took into account the intended target for the note and the target that the player had currently selected. If those two matched and the player shook at the right time (as the note indicator reaches the target), it would be interpreted as shaking instead of target selection. Problem solved!
It should be interesting to see how well this actually works.

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So IGN is now claiming that the game sucks because the developers, for absolutely no reason, decided to seriously fuck up their much-labored control system between the lauded demos and launch for no reason other than shits and giggles. I'm disinclined to believe them because IGN is full of shit.

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So the game sucks?

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There was any doubt?

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Segaholic2 wrote:So the game sucks?
I tried to verify Zeta's claims, but IGN's site looks so unbelievably terrible that I couldn't stand looking at it for more than a few seconds without starting to hemorrhage.

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http://gaygamer.net/2008/09/review_samb ... .html#more

Gay Gaymer gave it a good review, praising the graphics and fun factor and saying the finicky controls only came up during the Pose parts of the game on harder difficulty.

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I hate inconsistent consensus. Especially on Wii controls. Especially on titles that are tempting me.

I don't usually rent, but... Oh, wait, I forgot, every rental store within fifty miles of my house shut down.

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I notice most of the negative controller reviews are coming from people who played the Dreamcast version and don't seem to realize the DC Maraccas and the Wiimotes require significantly different playstyles for the same game.

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