Dynamite Cop

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Dynamite Cop
System(s): Sega Model 2 (all three versions), Sega Dreamcast
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
$? ?

Sega Dreamcast
¥5,800 HDR-0020
Sega Dreamcast
$49.95[1][2] 51013
Sega Dreamcast
£39.99[3] MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
?F MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
DM ? MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
8.990[5]Ptas MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
$? ?

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Dynamite Cop, known as Dynamite Deka 2 (ダイナマイト刑事2) in Japan, is a beat-'em-up game created by Sega AM1. It was released for all three versions of the Sega Model 2 arcade hardware in 1998 (the only game to run on all Model 2 boards) before subsequently being ported to the Sega Dreamcast the following year. It is a sequel to Die Hard Arcade (Dynamite Deka in Japan), though unlike its predecessor, lacks the Die Hard film license. It was soon followed up by Asian Dynamite.


Dynamite Cop is largely the same game as Die Hard Arcade, however instead of taking over a skyscraper, Wolf Hongo and his group of "modern day pirates" hijack a cruise liner and three protagonists are tasked with saving the president's daughter. Bruno Delinger returns but Cindy Holiday does not (in standard versions of the game at least), instead being replaced by two new characters, Jean Ivy and Eddie Brown, each with slightly different movesets to Bruno.

Primarily the biggest change in Dynamite Cop is the ability to face and attack in eight directions as opposed to only two. It is also less realistic than its predecessor, and the superior technical specifications of the Model 2 (and Dreamcast) hardware lead to higher quality graphics and sound.

Similar to Deep Scan's relationship with Die Hard Arcade, the Dreamcast version of Dynamite Cop includes the 1980 arcade game Tranquillizer Gun which can be used to give the player extra credits. The Dreamcast version can also be upgraded to "version 1.1" using a special save file, unlocking Cindy Holiday from the first game as a playable character.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Dynamite Cop Dynamite Cop
English (US) Dynamite Cop Dynamite Cop
Japanese Dynamite Deka 2 (ダイナマイト刑事2)

Production credits

Arcade version

Dreamcast version

Program Works
Art Works
© Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1998, 1999
Source: In-game credits

Source: Other credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Dynamite Cop/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Model 2 version

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №10, p94[6]
40 №13, p101[7]
84 №95, p90/91[8]
40 №219, p112[3]
60 №3, p66[9]
80 №1999-17, p22Media:DCM_JP_19990604_1999-17.pdf[10]
84 №, p34[11]
69 №3, p66[12]
50 №74, p86[13]
75 №546, p30
60 №103, p146[14]
50 №1, p41[5]
Sega Dreamcast
Based on
12 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Dynamitecop dc us manual.pdf
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Dreamcast, EU
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Dreamcast, JP
DC DC JP Box Back.jpgDC DC JP Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, PT (Ganha Sempre)
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External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast


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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles

Books: Dynamite Deka 2 Official Guide (1998)
Music: Dynamite Deka 2 Original Soundtrack (1998)
Prereleases: Dynamite Deka 2 Taikenban (1999)

Games in the Dynamite Deka Series
Die Hard Arcade (1996) | Dynamite Cop (1998) | Asian Dynamite (2007)
Sega Saturn
Die Hard Arcade (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Dynamite Cop (1999)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 26: Dynamite Deka (2006)
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 26: Dynamite Deka (2012)
Dynamite Deka related media
Dynamite Deka 2 Original Soundtrack (1998) | Dynamite Deka vs Wing War Original Soundtrack (2006) | Dynamite Deka EX Original Sound Track (2007)
Dynamite Deka 4 Koma Ketteiban (1997) | Dynamite Deka 2 Official Guide (1998) | Dynamite Deka: Burning 2020 (2014)