A Dead Sega Mascot is Even Deader Now

Forget his flirtation with Nintendo on the Wii. Monkey maraca simulation Samba de Amigo was, is and always will be a Sega icon, a reminder that the Dreamcast was cool, quirky and now very, very dead. » 10/20/11 4:30am 10/20/11 4:30am

Samba De Amigo: The iPod

Don't you just love it when outdated consumer electronics and semi-obscure game characters meet? Hope you do. Because they sure as shit meet in this rare Samba De Amigo iPod. » 1/16/09 8:30am 1/16/09 8:30am

Sambe De Amigo Shakes Mobile Phones

The monkey lovers over at Sega Mobile have just flung some poo at T-Mobile and AT&T mobile phones with the release of Sambe De Amigo for the mobile phone. It's all the phone of the Sega classic, only without a great deal of the fun! Seriously guys, taking a game famous for its innovative controls and excellent music… » 11/10/08 1:20pm 11/10/08 1:20pm

PETA Praises Sega For Monkey Loving

The folks at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) dropped us a line today to let us know they were sending a thank you gift to Sega for pulling advertisements for Samba De Amigo that featured chimpanzee actors. After the lovely, uplifting information PETA passed on to the publisher I can't see that… » 11/04/08 1:20pm 11/04/08 1:20pm

Samba de Amigo Ad Sexy

Samba! This Friday, the Gearbox-developed Samba de Amigo » 9/25/08 1:00am 9/25/08 1:00am Wii title gets its retail shake on. To get everyone ready, SEGA Europe's rolling out the dancing Carnival girls. And yes, there are feathers. (There are always feathers.) [Sega Nerds]

Gearbox Partys In Dallas Tonight With DJ Jazzy Jeff

Gearbox Software is celebrating the upcoming release of Samba De Amigo and Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway with a Victory Party, being held this evening at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX. Festivities kick off at 8:30PM, running til whenever the booze runs out. The party features musical guests Candy West and… » 9/05/08 11:20am 9/05/08 11:20am

Samba de Amigo: The Truck Spotted On Unspecified Freeway

Reader John E writes in to give us a heavy dose of not news. "I was driving on the freeway with some friends and we saw a Samba De Amigo » 9/03/08 10:40pm 9/03/08 10:40pm truck driving around," according to his e-mail. "I haven't seen anything on this anywhere else on the web, so I'm not sure what it's for." (OMG, does that mean we have an ?!) We know…

Here Are Your Salsa-Red Samba De Amigo Maracas

We already figured » 8/22/08 1:30am 8/22/08 1:30am you'd be getting some replica maraca controller shells with a Samba De Amigo bundle, but now you'll also be able to stock up on spares, should you wish to give a second player the same kind of faux-Mexican authenticity. Or add a little flair to your kitchen utensils or tool set. Either or. Amazon…

Samba de Amigo Brings DLC to Wii on Sept. 23

Sega's rocking maraca Wii game hits Europe on Sept. 19 and North America on Sept. 23, Sega announced today. Samba de Amigo, the famously fun Dreamcast title, will include have more than 40 songs » 8/21/08 6:00pm 8/21/08 6:00pm to play through including some songs from the original game. Samba de Amigo will be the first Wii game to offer…

You Seem To Have Got Ulala In My Samba De Amigo (Plus Final Tracklist…

Oh dear. You've gone and done it, Sega. You've gone and done the one » 8/21/08 1:00am 8/21/08 1:00am thing you needed to do to get us interested in Samba De Amigo again. You brought in a Space Channel Stage, with an Ulala cameo. Ulala monkeys (simulated) maracas? It's like a Dreamcast reunion party. You know how to get a man mildly excited, Sega.…

Sega Sexes Up Samba De Amigo For Games Convention

Pictured: A scene from Sega's business center booth, far from where consumer eyes survey, where only check-signin' shot-callers (and lowly press) have access. That means that even an innocent title like Samba de Amigo » 8/20/08 9:20pm 8/20/08 9:20pm for the Nintendo Wii has to be sexed up for those who might not "get it," an attempt to lure in…

Sega's GC Line Up - Sonic, Samba, And Surprises

Sega has just announced their line up for Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, Germany next week, with Sonic the Hedgehog and the public debut of Samba De Amigo at the forefront of their presentation, though both could be upstaged by the super-secret world premier hinted at in Headstrong's pre-convention postcard. » 8/14/08 12:40pm 8/14/08 12:40pm Along…

Samba De Amigo Wii Maraca Controllers Appear

In our previous encounters with Sega, reps have told us that they were "thinking" about maraca controllers for the Wii version of Samba de Amigo. They're "looking into it," they say. Well, if this box art from UK retailer HMV is right, they're pretty much a lock. Dug up by GoNintendo, the included maracas appear to be… » 6/27/08 6:40pm 6/27/08 6:40pm

Sega Looking into Maraca Sleeves for Samba De Amigo Wii

Lets get to what everyone is thinking first: No the Wii version of Samba de Amigo shown this week did not have Maraca-shaped Wii remotes. But that doesn't mean they aren't coming. » 5/16/08 12:21pm 5/16/08 12:21pm

Samba De Amigo To Get Paid DLC?

So the Wii can't do DLC, Harmonix & Neversoft? Maybe it can. It just needs to involve monkeys, and a couple of maracas. Pictured at left is the box art for the upcoming Wii version of classic Dreamcast rhythm title Samba De Amigo. If you squint real hard, and look in the top-left corner, you'll see a little red logo.… » 5/06/08 12:00am 5/06/08 12:00am