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 Concert de Amigo
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Mini Game
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Select the Music
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Pose

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More Fun Than Monkeys Should Allow. Guy Chapman (1742) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100
neXGam Feb, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
Defunct Games Apr 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90 Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Dec 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gaming Age Nov 17, 2000 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
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 (21144) added Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast) on Nov 09, 2001
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