Sega is preparing itself for the heat of maracas-shaking mayhem as it moves to launch its classic rhythm-action game Samba de Amigo on the Switch — and ahead of its arrival, the publisher has released 20 of the 40 tracks. Has revealed with which launch day it will be shipping.
Samba de Amigo: Party Central, as Sega is calling this new Switch version, takes the Dreamcast original’s infectious rhythm-action — giving players on-screen prompts to move their maracas in time and in the desired position with the music. shakes violently. — but as the songs progress, things spice up with new mini-game-like interludes.
Sega previously confirmed that Party Central would feature 40 tracks at launch, but was a bit vague about what those might be beyond a couple of Sonic the Hedgehog tunes. Now, however, it turns out that the player can rhythmically sway to 20 of the licensed tracks from artists including Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson, and Gloria Gaynor, as well as Ricky Martin’s La Copa de la Vida and La Bamba. There are some favorite songs as well.
Sega says it will have more to share on the Samba de Amigo: Party Central’s song roster ahead of release, but here’s what’s confirmed so far:
- “Break Free ft. Zedd” – Ariana Grande
- “I Really Like You” – Carly Rae Jepsen
- “Payback (feat. Icona Pop)” – Cheat Codes
- “Let You Go (feat. Karin Lomax)” – Diplo & TSHA
- “I Will Survive (Eric Kupper Mix Extended)” – Gloria Gaynor
- “I Love It” – Icona Pop
- “Centerfold” – The Jay Gales Band
- “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
- “Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
- “Tik Tok” – Kesha
- “Panama” – Mateo
- “Plastic Heart” – Miley Cyrus
- “Celebrate” – Pitbull
- “Cup of Life (La Copa de la Vida)” – Ricky Martin
- “XS” - Reena Swayamma
- “Bom Bom” – Sam and the Womps
- “Azukita” – Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-n-Skillz & Elvis Crespo
- “Macarena (Cover)”
- “Fugue (Classic)”
- “La Bamba (Cover)”
With Samba de Amigo: Party Central’s core mode, Sega previously confirmed the return of the love checker, testing players’ compatibility with each other based on the accuracy of their limb deformities, as well as online multiplayer in World Party Mode. Hit where to aim and avoid being eliminated.
There’s no release date yet for Samba di Amigo: Party Central, but it’s coming to the Switch sometime in the “summer.”