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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 Dancing in the Streets
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Stage Cleared
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Title Screen
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Samba Studio

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All Game Guide Dreamcast 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 18, 2001 A 100
IGN Dreamcast Oct 18, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95 Dreamcast Dec 11, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
neXGam Dreamcast Feb, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Dreamcast Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Dreamcast Jan 04, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Game Revolution Dreamcast Oct 01, 2000 B 75
Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Feb, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75


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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.
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