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Samba De Amigo

Game Description: Even those of us who have tin ears can make music with Latin America's musical rattle, the maraca. The idea in Samba de Amigo is to use visual cues to shake your maracas in 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, but where to shake them, and in three levels between your head and your knees. In other words, think of Samba de Amigo as a cross between Dance Dance Revolution and semaphore. The game requires quick reflexes, great timing, and powerful concentration.

Sonic Adventure – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Animated Violence

Sonic Adventure – Second Opinion

Having never totally experienced Sonic in all his 16-Bit glory, I was eager to get my hands on his first journey in the world of 3D. It may have taken almost a decade and millions of angry letters from disgruntled Saturn fans, but Sega has finally unleashed Sonic and friends into a 3D world. Unfortunately, Sonics blazing speeds and developer inexperience have him tripping over his own feet throughout the entire game.

Sonic Adventure

Game Description: After several years in video game retirement, Sonic the Hedgehog returns as the star of a graphically stunning 3D adventure game that blows away every other game in the genre. Sonic is joined by five of his friends in a massive quest that spans over 50 game levels filled with remarkable visuals and a pulsating soundtrack. Taking full advantage of the unprecedented processing power of the Dreamcast, Sega's development crew, Sonic Team, has designed several gravity-defying game levels that will keep gamers hooked.

Sonic Adventure – Review

For sheer spectacle, this is a game that would be difficult to top. However, it's downright disappointing that it couldn't be a more worthwhile playing experience. To say that Sonic Adventure is a treat for the senses would be an understatement, but that doesn't automatically translate into "fun game." Don't get me wrong, the game certainly has its moments, but the prevailing feeling here is that Sonic Team spent too much time trying to make the game look cool (no doubt the result of the pressure to make up for lost time) and not enough time thinking of ways to make it play better.

Chu Chu Rocket! – Second Opinion

...it seems their creators spend so much time focusing on tightening the gameplay that they don't focus as much on the game's length, and this only hurts the game.

Chu Chu Rocket!

Game Description: Online gaming has arrived on the Dreamcast! Chu Chu Rocket is the first game to fully utilize the Internet connectivity of the Dreamcast. This simple (but very addictive) puzzle game is strongly reminiscent of the traditional "cat-and-mouse" game. Your goal is to herd some intergalactic rats (the strangely-named Chu Chus) into a rocket, while avoiding some whacked-out space cats (a.k.a. Kapu Kapus) that are in fast pursuit.

Chu Chu Rocket! – Review

Though the conflict between cats and mice has been well-documented in storybooks and cartoons, there haven't been many videogames based on the subject (and the ones based on Tom and Jerry don't count). Once again showing what they can do when they're not bogged down by the Sonic franchise, Sonic Team has created an absolute masterpiece in Chu Chu Rocket!—a raucous cat-and-mouse affair that never grows tiresome.

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