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Dead or Alive
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Model 2B CRX, Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Arcade
Sega,
Sega Saturn
Tecmo
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (23 tracks)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
(++)
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
UK
£? ?














Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-3603G
Sega Saturn
JP
(Genteiban)
¥5,800 T-3604G




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Dead or Alive (デッド オア アライブ) is a 1996 arcade fighting game by Tecmo for the Sega Model 2 (2A CRX and 2B CRX) arcade hardware and the first game in their Dead or Alive franchise. It was ported to the Sega Saturn in 1997. A limited edition was also released for the Saturn which came with an art book.

A US Sega Saturn release was at one point planned for December 1997[1], having appeared at E3 1997[2][3].

History

Release

The Saturn conversion went straight to the top of the Japanese Saturn software charts on launch, and sold 92,000 copies within 12 hours[4].

Production credits

Saturn version

  • Programmers: Hiroaki "D" Ozawa, T.Sawatari, Yume Maboroshi, Shigeaki "Val" Ohta, Satoshi Fuyuno
  • Planners: Motohiro Shiga, Jun
  • Scenario by: Asamin
  • Motion Designers: C.Sasaki, Tohru Mishima, Sane Kondo, Masanori Sato, Akira Izumi, Guerrilla Saitoh, Naruse Yuki, Hiraoka Tomoo, LEO, Shigefumi Ishizuka, Masaki Koshikawa, Ryuji Ikeda, Hikaru Nakano, Taro Matsushita
  • Saturn Character Modelling: Yasushi.N
  • Character Design & Texture Designers: Kubotan, Jumbo Matumura, Yoshiki Horiuchi, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Stage Designers: H.Niimi, H.Sakauchi
  • Sound Effect: K.Inaba
  • Music Composer: M.Hosoi
  • Character Design & Movie Modelling: Shinichiro Komori
  • Movie Staff: Yusuke Iida, D.Ota
  • Artwork Designer: N.Yamada
  • Testing Staff: Yuko Sasaki, Mizuki Takeda, Jun Katou, Sousuke Samesima, Takashi Watanabe, Masaki Asakura, Tetsuya Imamura, Mikiyasu Kambayashi, Manabu Kiguchi (GRI), Koujirou Seino
  • Voice Actress: Aoni Production
    • Kasumi: Sakura Tange
    • Tina: Mami Koyama
    • Lei fang: Yumi Touma
    • System voice: Miyako Endo
  • Voice Actor: Aoni Production
    • Zack: Bin Shimada
    • Hayabusa: Hideyuki Hori
    • Jann lee: Toshio Furukawa
    • Bayman: Hisao Egawa
    • Gen fu: Takeshi Aono
    • Raidou: Kouji Yada
  • Publicity by: Kazumi Fujita, Teruaki Ichikawa
  • Special Thanks: Eigo Miyazaki, H.Suzuki, Shinsuke Usui
  • Producer & Director: Tom. Itagaki
  • Technical Director: Gussan Kawaguchi
  • Planning Director: Katsunori Ehara
  • Motion Manager: Makoto 50 Isomine
  • Motion Director: Hiro Matsui
  • CG Director: Hideyuki Kato
  • Main programmer: Nuehina
  • Motion Programmer: Mitsuo
  • Motion Data: Noriaki Kazama
  • Movie Director: Great Egawa
  • Co-Producer: Yujin Rikimaru, Y.Koga
  • Executive Producer: Max Naka.
  • Presented by: Team Ninja
Source: In-game creditsMedia:DoA_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[5]


Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. Ketui no Toki (03:09)
JP: 決意の刻
EN: Time of Determination
From: Kasumi Stage


3. Kokou no Kensi (03:03)
JP: 孤高の拳士
EN: Lone Fighter
From: Jann Lee Stage


4. The Fist of TAIKYOKU Blows up (02:57)
From: Lei Fang Stage


5. Blade of "RYU" (02:50)
From: Ryu Hayabusa Stage


6. Codename "BAYMAN" (03:02)
From: Bayman Stage


7. Densetu no Hiken (02:56)
JP: 伝説の秘拳
EN: The Secret Fist of Legend
From: Gen Fu Stage


8. NO MONEY (02:52)
From: Zack Stage


9. Power is Beauty (03:02)
From: Tina Stage


10. DEAD OR ALIVE (03:34)
From: Raidou Stage


11. Show Down (00:54)
From: Character Select


12. Your Name is... (00:47)
From: Name Entry


13. Sei to Si no Hazama de (00:16)
JP: 生と死の間で
EN: In Between Life and Death
From: Continue


14. Stage Clear (00:06)


15. Zack Lose Voice (00:06)


16. Lei Fang Lose Voice (00:06)


17. Hayabusa Lose Voice (00:06)


18. Jann Lee Lose Voice (00:06)


19. Tina Lose Voice (00:06)


20. Bayman Lose Voice (00:06)


21. Gen Fu Lose Voice (00:06)


22. Kasumi Lose Voice (00:06)


23. Raidou Lose Voice (00:07)


24. Physical System (02:27)
From: Training Mode
Running time: 32:50

Magazine articles

Main article: Dead or Alive/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

DeadOrAlive Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Saturn flyer

SSM JP 19961011 1996-17.pdf

PDF
Model 2 print advert in No results #1996-17: "1996-17 (1996-10-11)" (1996-09-27)

SSM JP 19970926 1997-33.pdfSSM JP 19970926 1997-33.pdf

PDF
Print advert in No results #1997-33: "1997-33 (1997-09-26)" (1997-09-12)

SSM JP 19971017 1997-35.pdf

PDF
Print advert in No results #1997-35: "1997-35 (1997-10-17)" (1997-10-03)
also published in:
  • No results #1997-36: "1997-36 (1997-10-24)" (1997-10-09)[6]

SSM JP 19971031 1997-37.pdfSSM JP 19971031 1997-37.pdf

PDF
Print advert in No results #1997-37: "1997-37 (1997-10-31)" (1997-10-17)

Physical scans

Model 2 version

Model 2, World

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
95 №71, p180/181
100 №193, p90/91[7]
80 №53, p106[8]
83 №461, p33
96 Vol 5, №12, p24/112/113
93
91
95 №114, p100
90
80 №1998-01, p62[9]
92 №30, p67[10]
83 №1997-35, p197[11]
94 №, p8Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[12]
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
13 reviews

Saturn, JP
DOA Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDOA Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DeadorAlive Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DeadorAlive Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Dead or Alive JP 取扱説明書.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP (Genteiban)
DeadorAlive Saturn JP Box Back Genteiban.jpgDeadorAlive Saturn JP Box Spine Genteiban.jpgDeadorAlive Saturn JP Box Front Genteiban.jpg
Cover
DeadorAlive Saturn JP Disc Genteiban.jpg
Disc
Dead or Alive JP 取扱説明書.pdf
Manual
Dead or Alive (Genteiban) Sat JP Visual Book.pdf
Art Book

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
459,369,120 1997-09-12 CD-ROM(JP) T-3603G (Alt) V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
459,369,120 1997-09-10 CD-ROM(JP) T-3603G, T-3604G V1.001

References


Dead or Alive series of games
Arcade
Dead or Alive (1996) | Dead or Alive 2 (1999) | Dead or Alive 2 Millennium (2000) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Sega Saturn
Dead or Alive (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Sony PlayStation 3
Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5+ & Dead or Alive 5 (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Windows PC
Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Sony PlayStation Vita
Dead or Alive 5+ (2013) | Dead or Alive 5+ & Dead or Alive 5 (2013)
Xbox One
Sony PlayStation 4
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)