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Sega is good at a lot of things, and among them is monkeys. Super Monkey Ball? Sega. The Tetris game with the monkey? Sega. And then there’s the Dreamcast era rhythm game that literally shook things up, Samba de Amigo. 

Amigo and his band of fellow funky friends haven’t been seen since the Wii era (outside of cameos and kart racers) but per the latest Nintendo Direct, they’re ready to take up those maracas once more. Behold, Samba de Amigo: Party Central! 



This new rhythm party is all about shaking the Joy-Con as if they were maracas, and taking those skills online. Groups of players can move and groove together to 40 songs across multiple genres, with more on the way as DLC. What’s really standing out here are the outfits, with players able to change up Amigo’s look to suit their specific tastes. The core vibe is feeling more festival-like than the original games’ samba party, but the gameplay is looking as fun and quirky as ever. 

Samba de Amigo: Party Central will shake it onto Switch this summer.  


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.