Summary: I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas, because he told me he had fond memories of playing the original game as a kid. We were excited to try it... but couldn't get the game to go past the syncing of the "maracas." It would sync up and down, but would not register at all when the wii remotes were left or right.
Summary: Game is just boring. My daughter and I play all kids of games, she isn't picky and goes back to play old Gamecube games. This one fell flat. We tried everything out, played a few rounds and it just lost our attention. Wii controls just didn't work well enough for this game. Nice try, wait for an updated version.
Summary: This game has a great concept, however, there are some major flaws. The idea of hitting marks at a specified time is not new but the way to do that in this game, with maracas, is fresh. The ability to either use the nunchuck with the remote or go wireless and use two remotes is fantastic and other game developers should take note. The responsiveness of the game is where the problem lies.
Conclusion: was really excited about getting this game as thought it would be great for multiplayer but.... the controls were a nightmare to get synched and eventually gave up without progressing to the game. it's soooo frustrating doing the movements you're supposed to without the wii recognising it so if you do buy this you'll need a lot of patience. i don't have much so traded it in. i would NEVER recommend this game!!!
Summary: This is -or rather SHOULD be - one of the best music and rhythm games available. When it was released in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast, it came bundled with a couple of maracas and was phenomenally expensive (about £100 if memory serves, which was nearly as dear as the console itself). However, it was loved by all who played it, and players marvelled at how the console `knew' where the maracas were. One of the last hurrahs for Sega's dying DC console, RIP.
Summary: Finally managed to callibrate my remotes after about an hour of frustration, so was it worth the hassle? YES. It is a great game with many improvements over the original Dreamcast version. The controls are still unresponsive at times but once you're shaking you don't really care. You can also download extra songs for the game using Wii points. All in all a great party game let down a bit by the unresponsiveness of the controls.