Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast)

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Samba De Amigo is a highly unique game: a maracas simulation. Game play is based around a special maracas controller that you use to interact with the music. The controller senses which region in space out of a possible 6 that the maracas are in. It also senses when the player shakes the maracas. As the music plays, the player must shake the maracas in the appropriate region with proper timing to progress. A standard controller can also be used if you do not have the maracas controller, which is sold separately.

The music in the game comes from a wide variety of sources. Some of the songs are traditional samba music, while others are recognizable pop tunes, like "Macarena" and "Tequila."


Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Samba Studio
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Select the Music
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Title Screen
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Pose

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More Fun Than Monkeys Should Allow. Guy Chapman (1743) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100 Feb 08, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Defunct Games Apr 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90 Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Dec 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
HappyPuppy Jun 26, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age Nov 17, 2000 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Gamezilla Dec 04, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Super Play (Sweden) Mar, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Samba de Amigo appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
quizzley7 (21170) added Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast) on Nov 09, 2001
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