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Samba de Amigo
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) Dreamcast
Flag of Japan December, 1999

Flag of the United States October 18, 2000
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Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
Platform(s) Sega Dreamcast, Arcade, Wii [1]

Samba de Amigo is a rhythm game developed by Sonic Team and released in 1999 by Sega in arcades, and in 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast video game console. Similar to games such as Guitar Hero and DrumMania, the player uses controllers shaped like instruments -- in this case, maracas -- with the goal of matching a series of patterns displayed onscreen. It can be played by one or two players simultaneously. Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a type of video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games soundtrack. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... arcade, see Arcade. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a type of video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games soundtrack. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the video game company. ... arcade, see Arcade. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... “Game console” redirects here. ... This article is about the 2005 video game. ... DrumMania (alternately drummania, abbreviated DM) is a video game created by Konami as part of the Bemani series. ... Maracas Maracas (sometimes called rhumba shakers) are simple percussion instruments (idiophones), usually played in pairs, consisting of a dried calabash or gourd shell (cuia - kOO-ya) or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. ...

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Gameplay

Samba de Amigo is played with a pair of maracas. As a song plays, the player (guided by on-screen graphics) must shake the maracas at high, middle, or low heights with the beat of the music, or occasionally must strike poses with the maracas held in various positions. The player is represented on-screen by "Amigo", a grinning monkey with a square head and a sombrero. If the player does well, the scene around the monkey (usually a concert or a dance) will attract more people and become more vividly animated; if the player does poorly, characters leave and eventually all that's left is the monkey alone, looking sad. Maracas Maracas (sometimes called rhumba shakers) are simple percussion instruments (idiophones), usually played in pairs, consisting of a dried calabash or gourd shell (cuia - kOO-ya) or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. ... Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ... Sombrero Sombrero means hat in Spanish. ...


In the primary game mode, each player has six spots arranged in a circle on the screen: two red meaning 'shake high,' two yellow meaning 'shake middle,' and two green meaning 'shake low.' Blue dots will appear in the center of this circle and move towards the spots; as soon as the blue dot touches a spot, the player must shake a maraca at that location. For example, if a blue dot touches the upper left spot, the player must shake either maraca above his left shoulder. If both maracas are shaken in that location, the player gets an 'Amigo' bonus. Occasionally a long line of dots will flow into a spot and the word 'Shake' appears, telling the player to continue shaking his maraca rapidly there. Sometimes a stick-figure (named "Pose-kun") appears on the screen holding its maracas in a certain position; the player has a second or two to match the figure's pose for points.


The home game adds a "party mode," with minigames such as Guacamole (pronounced and played much the same as "whack-a-mole"), Strike A Pose (consisting of a long sequence of poses to make), and 1-2-Samba! (where spots must be hit in sequence - the Japanese version's name for this minigame, "Ichi Ni San-ba," is a pun on counting to three in Japanese). The home version also has features which can be unlocked, such as sound effects and hidden songs. Whac-A-Mole is a popular arcade redemption game invented in 1971 by Bobs Space Racers Inc. ...


For the home version of the game, the Sega maracas controllers are red, and the rattle part can be unscrewed from the top of each for quieter play. Each maraca has a cord which is plugged into to a bar that lays in front of the player's feet. The bar is slightly more than two feet in length and has a sensor at each end, and each maraca has an ultrasonic transmitter mounted on its cord; presumably this allows the system to triangulate the position of each maraca as the player holds it. The game can also be played with the standard Dreamcast controller, but this makes the game trivial to play. For other uses, see Ultrasound (disambiguation). ... Triangulation can be used to find the distance from the shore to the ship. ...


With the exception of the Ver. 2000 sequel, the maracas were never officially used for any other games, though they can be used with Namco's Mr Driller for approximate control of the player's character. A single maraca could also be used to control the SNK produced game Cool Cool Toon. Mr Driller is a series of games developed by Namco. ...


Version 2000

Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) Flag of Japan December, 2000
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Platform(s) Sega Dreamcast, Arcade

Samba de Amigo: Ver. 2000, a follow-up to this game, was released in Japan for the arcades and the Dreamcast. As the name suggests, it is more of an upgrade than a sequel, and it contains the following additions: Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a type of video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games soundtrack. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... arcade, see Arcade. ...

  • 14 new songs have been added, as well as six new downloadable songs for the home version.
  • Whereas in the original game, there were only three songs to choose in each stage, this version allows the player to choose several.
  • A new character named Amiga joins the cast. She is Amigo's sister, and wields a tambourine.
  • In the home version, a new volleyball game replaces the original minigames. Survival Mode was also added, where the player must finish as many songs in a row as they can. In addition, the Challenge Mode has new goals, as well as five new "Secret" stages that are quite difficult.

“Buben” redirects here. ...

Hustle Mode

The most significant addition to Ver. 2000 is the new "Hustle Mode". In this mode, the player still must follow the dots and shake the maracas in the appropriate location, but this is done a lot less often. Instead, Pose-kun appears frequently, and in addition to making the player do static poses, he will be shaking his maracas in certain patterns that the player must mimic. These patterns include either shaking one or both maracas back and forth between two of the six positions, or doing a full 360° rotation starting from one position, and looping all the way back around. All the songs in the game, including the ones previously found in the first version, have both Original and Hustle Mode patterns, adding a whole new dimension to the game.


Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000 was announced for U.S. release, under the name Samba de Amigo Ver. 2001, but it was among the games that were canceled when Sega discontinued support for their console.


While Ver. 2000 was the last Samba game, that same year, Sega released a spiritual successor named Shakatto Tambourine. It was very much the same game as Samba de Amigo, except played with a tambourine controller, and featuring popular J-pop music. “Buben” redirects here. ...


Characters

  • Amigo: The protagonist of the game.
  • Amiga: Amigo's tambourine playing sister. Only appears in Ver. 2000.
  • Linda: A beautiful "butterfly girl" who loves to dance.
  • Bingo and Bongo: Two large mechanical bears who play bongos. Bingo is blue and male; Bongo is pink and female.
  • Rio: A male (but often taken as female) animal of indeterminate species who wears cheetah pattern clothing. He carries a horn but apparently prefers dancing.
  • Chumba and Wamba: Two male cheetahs who play mandolin (Chumba) and conga drums (Wamba). They were named for the band Chumbawamba, whose song "Tubthumping" appears in both games (although it's a cover version by No Smoking).
  • Pose: A stick-figure-like character who tends to only appear as player instructions, although he is a computer opponent in one of the mini-games.

“Buben” redirects here. ... Look up bongo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A pair of congas The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum of African origin, probably derived from the Congolese Makuta drums. ... Chumbawamba are an English band who started out playing punk rock but over a 25-year career have gone on to play music in a wide range of styles, including pop influenced by dance music and world music, and now play acoustic folk music. ... Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ...

Song List

Most of Samba de Amigo's songs are covers composed by Wavemaster, Sega's in-house music studio, and performed by sound-alike vocalists. Songs by the original performers are listed in Bold.


Songs originally available

Songs in the original game include an even mix of classic Latin songs mixed with popular tunes from the late 90s.

These songs were not included in the original Japanese home release, due to rights issues. They were, however, included in the English release, and in Ver. 2000.
Neither of these songs were included in the English release, or in Ver. 2000. "El Mambo" was included only in the Japanese home release, and not the arcade version. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cup of Life is a song recorded by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin that was included on his fifth album, Ricky Martin (1999). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... La Bamba is a traditional song created in the Mexican state of Veracruz over 300 years ago. ... Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959), better known as Ritchie Valens, was a pioneer of rock and roll and, as a Mexican-American, became the first Hispanic rock and roll star. ... Livin la Vida Loca (translated as living the crazy life in English) is a hit song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Macarena is a song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Mas que nada (No way or Come on) is a song originally written and performed by Jorge Ben in 1963, which later became the signature song of Brazilian musician and performer Sergio Mendes. ... Jorge Ben Jor is a Brazilian popular musician, born in Rio de Janeiro on March 22, 1942 (some sources say 1940). ... Soul Bossa Nova is an instrumental, composed by and first performed by jazz composer, arranger and producer Quincy Jones. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Take on Me is a song by the Norwegian band a-ha. ... Reel Big Fish are an American ska punk band, best known for the 1997 hit Sell Out. ... a-ha is a Grammy Award-nominated band from Norway. ... Various brands of tequila Tequila is a spirit made primarily in the area surrounding Tequila, a town in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara and in the highlands of Jalisco, 65 km east of Guadalajara. ... The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental Tequila. Formed by studio executives to record a B-Side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-Side. ... Michael Masser is a composer and producer of popular music. ... The Greatest may refer to: Muhammad Ali, former American heavyweight boxing champion The Greatest (Ian Brown album), a 2005 compilation album by Ian Brown The Greatest (Cat Power album), a 2006 album by Cat Power The Greatest (film), a 1977 film about Muhammad Ali The Greatest (TV series), a VH1... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ... Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ... Chumbawamba are an English band who started out playing punk rock but over a 25-year career have gone on to play music in a wide range of styles, including pop influenced by dance music and world music, and now play acoustic folk music. ...


Songs added to Ver. 2000

Version 2000 added a different mix of songs, many of which were contemporary hits. The songs were also of several different styles, and not just of the Latin variety. In addition, "Mambo de Verano" and "Vamos a Carnaval" were two original songs created just for the game by Wavemaster.

The Gipsy Kings are a group from Arles and Montpellier in France. ... Matt Bianco is a 1980s UK pop group formed by Basia Trzetrzelewska (vocals), Mark Reilly (vocals) and Danny White (keyboards). ... Djobi Djoba is a hit song by the Gipsy Kings, a French-Calé Rumba Flamenca band, which was included on their 1988 self-titled album. ... The Gipsy Kings are a group from Arles and Montpellier in France. ... Games People Play is a song written, composed and performed by singer/song-writer Joe South. ... Inner circle may refer to: The Inner Circle, a secret organization in Max Payne The Inner Circle, an early name for the central circuit route of the London Underground that is now known as the Circle Line friendship networks, where inner circle may describe the closest of friends a social... Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) is the theme song from the movie Rocky, composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hot Hot Hot is the title of a 1982 soca song by Arrow (Alphonsus Cassell). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Arrow (musician). ... Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico), best known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer. ... Jonny Jakobsen (born 17 November 1963, Malmö, Sweden) is a Swedish eurodance artist better known under his fictitious identity as Indian taxi driver Dr. Bombay. ... Sway is the English version of Quién Será, a 1953 Latin pop song with a mambo beat written by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. ... Shaft is an electronic music act, known for their covers and remixes of (Mucho Mambo) Sway and Mambo Italiano. Discography Singles 1999 (Mucho Mambo) Sway #2 UK 2000 Mambo Italiano #12 UK 2001 Kiki Riri Boom #64 UK Category: ... Michel Polnareff, born in Nérac, France on July 3, 1944, is a French singer who was very popular from the mid-60s until the early 80s. ... Volare (Italian for the infinitive tense of the verb to fly) is another popular name for Domenico Modugnos signature song Nel blu dipinto di blu (literally In the blue painted blue). // Written by Domenico Modugno (music and lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics), Nel blu dipinto di blu was presented... The Gipsy Kings are a group from Arles and Montpellier in France. ... Mendelssohns Wedding March is one of the best known of the pieces that he wrote for A Midsummer Nights Dream in 1842. ... Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer and conductor of the early Romantic period. ...

Downloadable songs

By selecting the "Internet" option in the menu, the player could visit the Samba de Amigo home page using the game's built-in browser. Here, additional songs are available for download, all of which are taken from various games in Sega's library.

available after Ver. 2000 After Burner is a 1987 Japanese arcade game by Sega. ... Burning Rangers is a video game developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn. ... NiGHTS into Dreams. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ... Screenshot from the game Fantasy Zone. ... Sonic Adventure Vocal mini-Album (Songs with Attitude) is the video game music album from the 3D platforming Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast video game console developed and produced by Sega. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Crush 40, a band originally known as Sons of Angels, was created to create music for the SEGA arcade racing game NASCAR Rubbin Racing/EA Sports NASCAR Arcade. ... Taro Yamada, or Rent-A-Hero is a fictional character created by Sega as the titular character for their Mega Drive game Rent-A-Hero, and its subsequent remake/sequent for the Dreamcast. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube in Sonic Gems Collection. ... Richard Jacques is a British composer. ... TJ Davis is a British singer. ...

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Awards

E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... The Game Critics Awards are a set of prestigious annual awards held after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) since 1998 to current. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... The Game Developers Conference has annually hosted the Game Developers Choice Awards presented by the International Game Developers Association for outstanding developers of video game entertainment since 2001. ...

Sequel

A sequel to Samba de Amigo for the Wii console was confirmed in the latest issue of Nintendo Power. It will be developed by Gearbox Software and will release in 2008. [3] Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo. ... Gearbox Software is a video game developer founded by Randy Pitchford, Stephen Bahl, Landon Montgomery, Brian Martel, and Rob Heironimus in January 1999. ...


See also

Open source music video game StepMania A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games... Dance Pad Games are games that are designed to be used with a Dance pad. ... It has been suggested that Dance Pad Games be merged into this article or section. ... Opensource music video game StepMania (keyboard/feet) This is a list of music video games that are designed to be played with the feet (e. ...

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QK6 - Video Game Review for Samba de Amigo on the Sega Dreamcast (2223 words)
Basically, the on-screen display is meant to reflect six different zones of the human body, (thigh-level, midsection-level and head-level for both the right and left hands) and players are meant to shake their maracas in those specific areas in time with the music when indicated.
Samba is one of my first choices when I'm drunk beyond all reason and want to play a game, not to mention one of the few I can attempt successfully in such a state.
Amigo, a sombrero-adorned, maraca-bearing monkey, is the main character (who's never named, and I've only dubbed 'Amigo' because I'm thinking the game was titled after him) and the closest thing you're gonna get to an on-screen representative of your actions.
Samba de Amigo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (730 words)
Samba de Amigo is a video game developed by Sonic Team and released in 2000 by Sega in arcades as well as for the Sega Dreamcast video game console.
The player is represented on-screen by "Amigo", a grinning monkey with a square head and a sombrero.
Samba de Amigo was named Best Puzzle Game of 2000 by GameSpot.
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