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

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Samba De Amigo Wallpaper
Samba De Amigo Screenshot
Samba De Amigo Concept Art
Samba De Amigo Screenshot

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User Reviews

More Fun Than Monkeys Should Allow. Guy Chapman (1999) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Jan 08, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Computer Bild Spiele Jan, 2001 1.25 out of 6 95
neXGam Feb, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
Defunct Games Apr 23, 2005 90 out of 100 90 / Feb 08, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jun 16, 2000 9 out of 10 90
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 (21710) added Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast) on Nov 09, 2001
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