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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."


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Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Mini Game
Samba De Amigo Dreamcast Samba Studio

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User Reviews

More Fun Than Monkeys Should Allow. Guy Chapman (2001) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100
The Video Game Critic Feb 18, 2001 A 100
IGN Oct 18, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95 Dec 11, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95 Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jun 16, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Dec 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Planet Dreamcast Nov 11, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine 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.
quizzley7 (21715) added Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast) on Nov 09, 2001
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