WII Thursday, October 25, 2007 | 9:03 PM

Artwork of Samba De Amigo

Artwork of Samba De Amigo

Sega officially announced the coming of Samba De Amigo at the Nintendo Wii concert. Gamers will be able to shake both the Wiimote and Nunchuk like real maracas with the help of the sombrero monkey. This rythm production is developed by Gearbox Software and scheduled somewhere in 2008 in Europe.


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Commented on 2007-10-25 21:22:47
So it's basically another party game?
Commented on 2007-10-25 21:29:59
lol, i was just thinking about this game a few days ago, i was thinking why it isnt out or coming out on the wii since the control scheme seems perfect for it. and now it is. awesome game BTW. and haig07, its no more a perty game then something like guitar hero.
Commented on 2007-10-25 22:17:03
This game is pretty overrated. I remember playing it for Dreamcast and being shocked that there are only like 3 songs in it.
Commented on 2007-10-25 22:31:08 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
This game is pretty overrated. I remember playing it for Dreamcast and being shocked that there are only like 3 songs in it.
it had about 15, what the hell are you on about. and i really cant see how its overrated since a hell of a lot of people havnt even heard of the game never mind played it. great addition to the wii library.
Commented on 2007-10-25 23:49:52
Nice! I really didn't think this'd happen. Then again, I didn't think NiGHTS 2 or Sonic in Smash Bros would happen either.

Let's see.. I don't think Jet Set Radio Wii will happen, nor do I think Space Channel 5 Wii will happen.....

....

Get on with it then!
Commented on 2007-10-26 00:16:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it had about 15, what the hell are you on about. and i really cant see how its overrated since a hell of a lot of people havnt even heard of the game never mind played it. great addition to the wii library.
Hmm, I could've sworn there were only 3 when I played. Maybe the other ones were unlockable, I don't know (played at friend's house). A game doesn't have to be popular to be overrated, by the way. Overrated simply means that something receives more praise than it deserves.
Commented on 2007-10-26 02:21:36
Awesome, I love games like this, and yes, lets hope Space Channel 5 doesn't happen.. ;)

@Synce

I guess if it was on the PS3 it wouldn't be overated at all :S
Commented on 2007-10-26 04:11:56
shigeru Miyamoto liked this game a lot, so I might rent it to see how it is.
Commented on 2007-10-26 04:32:34
GOD YES

THIS GAME WAS INCREDIBLE

IT NEEDS MARACAS THOUGH
Commented on 2007-10-26 07:20:57 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it had about 15, what the hell are you on about.
Well, that's not very many either. When Guitar Heros and Dance Dance Revolutions come out with 50+ song lists, 15 is piddly. Doesn't lend itself to a lot of replay value.

But SURELY the Wii one will have plenty more songs.
Commented on 2007-10-26 11:32:09 In reply to yourgoodtwin
Posted by yourgoodtwin
Well, that's not very many either. When Guitar Heros and Dance Dance Revolutions come out with 50+ song lists, 15 is piddly. Doesn't lend itself to a lot of replay value.

But SURELY the Wii one will have plenty more songs.
I was just about to say that. 15 songs is a paltry number for a music/rhythm game. DDR Extreme has like 90 songs, 50 something in guitar hero 2, at slew of songs in the pop n music games and so forth. Still, i've heard that this game is good so a chance to actually play it is always welcome.
Commented on 2007-10-26 12:57:37
For reference; Sega Rally had 3 tracks with one secret track. The new one.. well let's just call it "more tracks".

Although there is a bit of a difference between something like DDR where you have some polygon dancers in the background, or a super produced game like Beatmania where you essentially have a music video playing, and a game like Ouendan, Gitaroo Man, Space Channel 5, et cetera.

I have to be honest and say I dunno in which category this falls. I didn't play it on Dreamcast, and much like Megido I appreciate another shot at it.
Commented on 2007-10-26 15:56:53
What the hell people

This game came out so long ago, 15 was a good amount back then

Not only that but it was a huge risk for Sega when it came out, not to mention a game with maracas was a lot more difficult back then.
Commented on 2007-10-26 18:35:32 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Hmm, I could've sworn there were only 3 when I played. Maybe the other ones were unlockable, I don't know (played at friend's house). A game doesn't have to be popular to be overrated, by the way. Overrated simply means that something receives more praise than it deserves.
exactly, more praise then it deserves, how exactly can it have more praise then it deserves when very few people have even played the game.
Commented on 2007-10-27 08:31:40
SAMBA DE AMIGO!!!!!

I have this on the DC, complete with the maraccas, anyone who say's it is overrated needs a slap, the game is pure SEGA.
Commented on 2007-10-28 11:30:59 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
This game is pretty overrated. I remember playing it for Dreamcast and being shocked that there are only like 3 songs in it.
I really love to know what version you played . Becasue the USA version had 16 songs , plus you could also download 10 more song over the web , some classics like Out Run ect . If one has the Maracas , then this is still the best music game on the market today imo , and was a huge risk for SEGA given the cost of the motion sensors back in 1999/2000.
I wonder if the we version will have the tracks from Samba ver 200 as well.

What ever the Wii version won't be as good simply down to no Maracas :)
Commented on 2007-10-28 18:33:35 In reply to Haig07
Posted by Haig07
So it's basically another party game?
What? Did you play the first two on the Dreamcast? This is a rhythm/music game, and it's damned hard too. Samba is easily one of the better rhythm/music titles out there, and it's nice to see Sega continuing the series. Hopefully they put the slide moves from Samba v.2001 in this version, as that never made it's way to the US and I didn't get a chance to play it.

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