PlayTM writes: " Before fake plastic guitars, before karaoke video games, before the tap tap tap of Ouendan. Before all this, back when the Dreamcast was still a going concern, Samba de Amigo popularised what is now the rhythm action genre.
If you've joined the gaming train since then, Samba is a rhythm game developed by Sonic Team for arcade in the late 90's. It was an instant success, not least due to its bespoke Maraca controllers. There were no buttons or sticks, the player simply shook the maracas in particular directions along with the music."