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8:00 PM on 09.09.2011

Fan-made Amigo figure to celebrate Dreamcast's US release

Twelve years ago today, the Sega Dreamcast was released here the States. That one just slipped right by us! Sure, it's not the Dreamcast's true birthday -- that would be November 27 -- but at least we should have cut up some ...

Tony Ponce


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12:42 PM on 11.04.2008

PETA loves Sega, praises publisher for making chimp unemployed

Professional badger shagging group (and animal rights advocate) PETA has been showing Sega some love, praising the publisher after it pulled a commercial featuring a live chimpanzee. The ad was to promote Sega's recent Wii ti...

Jim Sterling



Destructoid review: Samba De Amigo photo
Destructoid review: Samba De Amigo
by Jonathan Holmes

Samba De Amigo is the direct ancestor of not one, but two of gaming's latest controller crazes; musical instrument simulators and motion sensitive controllers. Back in the dying days of the Sega Dreamcast, before Guitar Hero or the Wii Remote were anywhere to be seen, Samba De Amigo featured maraca shaped controllers that could feel it when you shook them. Keep in mind, this was back in the year two thousand, when we all were so happy that the world didn't end after the release of the Y2K virus that everything seemed wonderful and amazing, even maraca shaped joysticks.

Like so many Dreamcast games, Samba De Amigo quickly carved out its own cult following, but failed to gain much mainstream success. Not only was the game on a console that was already on its way out, but it cost over seventy bucks due to those pricey maraca controllers. Now Samba De Amigo is back, this time on the Wii, for nearly half the price it cost on the Dreamcast.

Is the game the mind-blowing, Latin/Japanese joy-bomb it promises to be, or does it just blow? Hit the jump for the full review.

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11:11 PM on 09.18.2008

New Samba De Amigo 'friends' trailer features a monkey

[video]104216:387[/video]I seriously can't believe promos like this are still being made. Flashback: it's 1987, and this commercial comes on. As a kid, you go howling to your parents about how that was the coolest thing you'v...

Colette Bennett

2:05 PM on 09.05.2008

Samba! super trailer: dude in pink suspenders gets owned by a monkey

[video]102583:312[/video]I love my job, but I do have to say that videogame trailers start to blur into each other some days. By the end of the week, it takes something pretty special to stick out among the video monotony. Lu...

Dale North

8:31 AM on 08.28.2008

Sonic takes on a monkey in new Samba De Amigo trailer

Sega has released the first of its gameplay trailers showing off the new Wii version of Samba De Amigo in action. As you can see, the company is continuing to mash up its IPs, Superstar Tennis style. First we found out that...

Jim Sterling

6:18 AM on 08.22.2008

Samba De Amigo mini game is like a game, but mini (also, song list)

With Samba De Amigo heading to the Wii next month, Sega has done what all good publishers do, and thrown together a ridiculous flash minigame that attempts to recreate the magic of the full console experience. It's actually n...

Jim Sterling

4:04 PM on 08.20.2008

You got your Space Channel 5 in my Samba De Amigo

The latest screenshots for the Wii release of Samba De Amigo show off Space Channel 5's Ulala in all her saucy glory. The star of Sega's cult Dreamcast game will be joining Samba and his f*cked up animal friends, so enjoy the...

Jim Sterling

12:47 PM on 07.15.2008

E3 08: Sega Blowout: Samba de Amigo

Thanks so much for releasing everything during Nintendo’s press conference, Sega, it’s awfully hard to pay attention to Carrot Top Shaun White pimping his new snowboarding game while going through all these new as...

Justin Villasenor