Samba Carnival is a minigame in Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure. It can be unlocked by speaking to Paul at Rue Danielle Casanova in Chapter 3.


Dance to the rhythm!
Press the buttons in time with the marks.
Press the +Control Pad and the X, B, or A Button.

The player press the correct buttons to the beat to make Phantom R dance the right moves in time with the music.

The player can press one or two buttons to the beat. When a string of red circles come, press the button(s) repeatedly. Sometimes, a symbol pops up indicating for you to tilt the system up, down, left, or right.


  • This minigame, as well as its counterpart, Feel the Magic, is a direct throwback to Samba de Amigo, another game published by SEGA, as it shares the same concept and the music is identical to another song in the game.