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A musical game from Sega. You use the maraca controllers and shake them in the correct position on the screen to advance to the next level.

Samba De Amigo was produced by Sega in 2000.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Samba De Amigo was produced include: Flash Beats, Dengen Tenshi Taisen Janshi Shangri-la, Dynamite Baseball 99, Slashout, delete4, 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker, Confidential Mission, Giant Gram 2000 - All Japan Pro-Wrestling 3 Brave Men Of Glory, Magical Truck Adventure, and Monkey Ball


Name Samba De Amigo
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9412
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
  • 50-inch Toshiba projection TV

Conversion Class Sega Naomi Original
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Maracas for shaking
  • Maracas for shaking
  • Mat for feet
Sound Amplified Stereo with Subwoofer (three channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Samba De Amigo Control Panel Image

Game Play

Samba De Amigo is a maracas simulator. The game tells you exactly how, where, and when to shake your maracas, and provided you shake on beat and in the right location, your score rises appropriately...You are told how to manipulate your maracas by a simple onscreen display, which consists of six circles three on the left, three on the right. The circles are also broken up into low, medium, and high. Blue and red balls shoot out from the middle of your playfield, each destined for one of the six circles. When the ball reaches the circle, you shake one or both, for extra points of the maracas on the appropriate side and at the appropriate height. Red balls come out in long strings and command you to shake the maracas as fast as you can in the proper circle. Finally, the game also asks you to strike a pose from time to time by showing you a stick figure with the maracas in two specific locations. You are given a brief period to match the stick figure for extra points. Provided you keep your end of the song on beat, you continue through two songs, and, if you e really good, a special third song.The music in the game is quite amazing. Most of it has a real Latin flair, though some other songs, like Tub-thumping and Reel Big Fish's cover of "Take On Me", give the game a multi-genre touch. The Japanese version of the game was released before Sega could fully acquire the rights to the two Ricky Martin songs, but the US release has both songs "Cup of Life" and "Livin' La Vida Loca" intact. While they sound close enough to the real thing, it should be noted that neither song is actually performed by Martin. The graphics back up the audio perfectly, and the result is the best-looking music rhythm game ever released. Behind your circles and balls lies a small world filled with tons of colorful characters, including Amigo, the maracasshaking, pantswearing monkey. The scenery changes depending on how well you e doing, and if you lose, the monkey cries. You don want to make Amigo cry, do you?

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This was one of the two arcade games designed by the famed Sonic Team -- the other one being Sonic The Hedgehog Arcade.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Samba De Amigo Census

There are 14,824 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Samba De Amigo collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Samba De Amigo circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Samba De Amigo.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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