Tech: Top 5 Overlooked GameCube Games, Part 2
While the PS2 has been graced with loads of rhythm games like Amplitude and Guitar Hero (and of course seventeen versions of DDR - and I'm not sure I'm even kidding), the GC has been slim pickings for people who need to react to colorful icons in time with music. Aside from a decent Mario DDR game, the best outlet for your bemani obsession is the Donkey Konga series of games, including Donkey Konga and Donkey Konga 2.
There's a certain novelty to hitting a pair of lifesize plastic bongos, and Donkey Konga plays that angle for all it's worth. As you move through a weird and wild collection of songs (everything from children's lullabies to "Louie Louie" to Good Charlotte's "The Anthem"), you have to tap the bongos and occasionally clap in time to the beats moving onscreen. It's simple, not too challenging for non-hardcore music game players, and fun for everyone.
You can find the bongos and games fairly cheap now, and they work fine with the Wii. Well worth the ~$35 to grab a set of two and both DK games.