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Wii: Samba De Amigo with 2 Maracas $14.99 @ Fry's


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#1 chwang0129

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:58 PM

Wii: Samba De Amigo with 2 Maracas $14.99 @ Fry's B&M Store

http://shop1.frys.co...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Also available online for the same price with shipping
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#2 Rig

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:12 PM

I liked it.

It takes time to grasp the controls, and it's nowhere near as good as the awesome DC version, but all Wii owners should have it at that price.

(Don't use the maraca casings though; use two Wiimotes.)

#3 kazunori

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:27 PM

I've been deliberating over whether to get it since its release, cause I really enjoyed the DC one, silly as it was. I've read everywhere this new Wii one is nothing compared to that, but is it any good at all?

#4 TheCochese

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:31 PM

Oh snap.

FWIW, people on multiple forums have recommended the maracas. More balance and easier to use.

#5 anubis20

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

heard controls stunk on the wii, otherwise i would have gotten it

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#6 Squarehard

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

heard controls stunk on the wii, otherwise i would have gotten it


It is alrite, you just cant play it on harder levels because there is a small delay when you move the maracas too fast.
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#7 SpoDaddy

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:58 PM

Unless you're always going to play this as a casual party game on the easiest difficulty setting stay far away. The controls are way too inaccurate for serious play, which sucks because the Dreamcast version was amazing.
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#8 jeccaneko

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:40 AM

Price sucks if you have no Fry's near you and need to buy online (unless you actually want the maraca casings). You almost may as well just pay $20 from Amazon and use free super saver shipping.

#9 acyw13

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:15 AM

anyone knows the if the Maracas cases are two wii motes base, or one wii mote one nunchuk ?

#10 chwang0129

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:32 AM

anyone knows the if the Maracas cases are two wii motes base, or one wii mote one nunchuk ?


got it at fry's today
it's one wiimote + one nunchuck
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#11 acyw13

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:09 AM

thx chwang, i will wait for a better deal then, shipping is too much, plus wiimote+nunchuk might ruin gameplay

#12 Gregalor

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:09 AM

(Don't use the maraca casings though; use two Wiimotes.)


Why? The maraca casings make the rattling sound. It's like the one time where a Wii accessory is more than just some plastic.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:41 PM

This is a great deal - thank you!

I prefer to play this with two remotes, but either way I can definitely recommend the maraca shells - the handles give the right leverage for a good snap that the remote senses a little better which helps with some of the control complaints.

#14 blandstalker

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:50 PM

This may finally be the price I bite at. I'll see if they have them today.
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#15 Tsukento

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:19 PM

Why? The maraca casings make the rattling sound. It's like the one time where a Wii accessory is more than just some plastic.

Unless you have big hands, your hands will hurt after a bit trying to hold onto the bulky plastic handles.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

For those who say the DC version's control is much better, why would you guys even consider the Wii version even though it's quite cheap? Why not just play the DC version?

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:59 PM

Just got back from Fry's with a copy of the game and the maracas. For some reason, I thought the deal was for (2) sets of maracas. Gonna need to buy another set now. Still a nice deal, thanks OP!

#18 Rig

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:10 PM

Why? The maraca casings make the rattling sound. It's like the one time where a Wii accessory is more than just some plastic.


Because two Wiimotes are better than the Wiimote + Nunchuk.

I also found it harder to get the pointer to work in the menus while the shell was on the Wiimote.

#19 Daisydog

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:26 PM

Argh, sold out online :cry:

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Well, $6 shipping and then tax on top of that would have killed it. It would be around the same at bestbuy, about $25 for the game and maracas.

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#20 jonrosing

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:27 PM

I got a set today at lunch. The checkout girl had to look up the bundle code for me (which was in the AD from Friday) - that took about 5 minutes for her to find. IMO this is a steal. Good post OP!

#21 Tsukento

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:29 PM

For those who say the DC version's control is much better, why would you guys even consider the Wii version even though it's quite cheap? Why not just play the DC version?

Wii version is Samba de Amigo, Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000 and additional songs and such.

That and the official maracas for the DC version are near impossible to find without paying up to $80 or more.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:49 AM

I got a set today at lunch. The checkout girl had to look up the bundle code for me (which was in the AD from Friday) - that took about 5 minutes for her to find. IMO this is a steal. Good post OP!


I had to bring the cashier with me to electronics to look at a flyer there. Once he had the bundle number, it was no problem, but the system will not do this automatically.

That and the official maracas for the DC version are near impossible to find without paying up to $80 or more.


Personally, I want to see how the Wii version is, and it's going to be really hard to be too down on it at $15. The DC version may control better, but the DC maracas have their own issues and take up a lot of space.
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#23 nater

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:01 AM

Several left in stock at the Downers Grove, IL Fry's. (After my gf picked one up for me!) It's a fun game so far...

#24 stewie75

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:14 AM

Several left in stock at the Downers Grove, IL Fry's. (After my gf picked one up for me!) It's a fun game so far...


Ooh, a day early. I'm going there tomorrow with the woman as well, for the same reason, actually.

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#25 surak

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:31 PM

I heard that the controls were terrible, but I was able to get A ratings on Hard with the maracas when I tried it, so they seem perfectly adequate. I'd only played the DC version once or twice years ago, so it's not like I'm an expert. My fiancee had the DC version and wasn't doing as good with the Wii-mote and nunchuk combo, so maybe there are subtle differences in timing and movement. For only $15 I think it's worth it.

The maracas are too large and it's way too easy to pause the game accidentally because gripping it while avoiding buttons is difficult, but for short bursts of gameplay they are serviceable. IMO playing without the maracas is taking out half the fun... like playing DDR on a controller.

#26 Taboner

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:00 PM

Can someone pick one up for me?

#27 lross

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

Boatloads of copies at Fry's in Woodland Hills, Ca. There were at least 50 copies if not more. As for the maracas, I only saw around 15 of the ones that are given away with the game.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:16 AM

My order was canceled online....wonder why?