Gameplay: 10/10 - Well this is what makes the game fun. What you do is shake a pair of $80 maracas while you make yourself look like a total idiot in front of your friends. Sounds fun, eh? Well you pick one of your 42 songs (Yes, that’s why you upgrade from the original) and start shakin’! Amidst the dancing pickles and maraca-wielding monkeys you’ll notice that blue balls will be going across the screen. As the ball hits the ring, you shake the maraca in the location of the ring. Soon you’ll notice that 2 balls will come out at once - now it’s gets tricky. Crank it up to Super Hard and prepare to die. . . .
New to version 2000 is the Hustle Mode - this involves swaying your maracas to imitate the pose guy. Which doubles the replay value right there! My complaint about the Hustle Mode is that there are detection problems with doing a 360. You need to over-exaggerate the turn, but that’s hard to do sometimes. It can also get the maracas tangled more easily.