Tag Archives: samba de amigo
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 | 14:40 GMT
UK retailer GameStation has announced a slew of Christmas reductions, including Samba De Amigo for £17.49, Battlefield: Bad Company for £19.99 and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise for £17.49.
That is literally cheap.
Press release after the link.
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 17:38 GMT
Sega’s decided to pull its chimp-infused Samba de Amigo ads and has apparently promised to never use the animals in its marketing again.
The move comes after animal welfare group PETA pointed out to the publisher that chimpanzee “actors” perform thanks to training “such as electric shocks with shock collars and prods, isolation, beatings with sawed-off pool cues and slapjacks, and food deprivation.”
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 07:58 BST
Yes! We’re delighted. Sega has released has another Samba De Amigo Wii trailer, and yet again, there’s a real life chimpanzee sitting on the sofa shaking his maracas. Apart from that, there’s loads of colour, kids shaking Wii-motes, and-a crazy Mexicana music.
Game’s out today in Europe. Goes Stateside on September 23.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 09:07 BST
Sega has announced that Gearbox’s Samba de Amigo will be the first retail Wii title to support downloadable content.
The following new tracks will arrive when the game launches on September 23 and there’s more to come in the future:
- Mambo Mambo – Lou Bega
- I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
- Are you Going to Be My Girl – Jet
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 | 10:42 BST
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 10:35 BST
Sega has announced its official E3 lineup. Loads of stuff here. See below.
- MadWorld (Wii – March 2009)
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS – Fall 2008)
- Sonic Unleashed (360, PS3, Wii, PS2 – Holiday 2008)
- Alpha Protocol (360, PS3, PC – February 2009)
- Samba De Amigo (Wii – September 2008)
- Bayonetta (360, PS3 – 2009)
- Bleach: Dark Souls (DS – Fall 2008)
- Dinosaur King (DS – Fall 2008)
- Empire: Total War (PC – February 2009)
- Golden Axe: Beast Rider (360, PS3 – September 2008)
- Stormrise (360, PS3, PC – 2009)
- Space Siege (PC – August 2008)
- Valkyria Chronicles (PS3 – November 2008)
- Yakuza 2 (PS2 – September 9, 2008)
By Mike Bowden
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 | 09:58 BST
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 11:16 BST
According to this GoNintendo story, Samba de Amigo’s been dated as a September 19 release in Europe.
The Wii version of Sega’s rhythm action classic was most recently seen in an advert containing an actual chimp with a pair of maracas, something we didn’t expect, if we’re being honest.
Watch it again. It’s Thursday.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 21:31 BST
Sega’s put out the first video of Samba de Amigo for Wii. It includes a real chimp with a pair of maracas. Just look. After the break.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 17:51 BST
1up’s gone live with a heap of impressions from last week’s Nintendo Media Summit in the US. They did it first, so they get the links. Look: LostWinds!
- FFCC: My Life as a King
- Guitar Hero: On Tour
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Samba de Amigo
- Boom Blox
Update: Here’s Eurogamer’s stuff. So that’s what Pop is.
Update 2: New movies, courtesy of IGN:
Update: First impressions of BioWare’s Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood just went up.
Tue, Feb 19, 2008 | 10:46 GMT
Here and below. It looks exactly the same as the Dreamcast version but in widescreen. This video is of sketchy quality but shows a slim, young woman in a stripey jumper jiggling her maracas. Pathetic? Yes. See for yourself. It’s down for spring 2008 release in Europe.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 13:08 GMT
The director of the original Samba de Amigo, Shun Nakamura, has explained why the Dreamcast maraca game, now headed to Wii courtesy of Gearbox, ended up with a monkey as the main character.
“It was easy to make him dance and show off in a fun-filled atmosphere,” he said, speaking here. “We tried numerous face designs before we finally came up with the existing game model.”
Sega’s listing Samba de Amigo for Wii as “spring 2008″ at the moment, but nothing’s been seen of everyone’s favourite rattling monkey since the new version was announced last year. The Dreamcast original was brilliant, and very hard, and brilliant hard things are always worth waiting for, so we’re good with that.