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Dynamite Cop
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
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)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?













Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0020
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95[1][2] 51013
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[3] MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8.990[5]Ptas MK-51013-50
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$? ?



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.

Gameplay

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.

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
61
Based on
12 reviews

Dreamcast, US
DC DC US Box Back.jpgDC DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
DynamiteCop DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
Dynamitecop dc us manual.pdf
Manual
Dynamitecop dc us inlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
DC DC EU Box Back.jpgDC DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
DC DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
DC DC JP Box Back.jpgDC DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DynamiteCop DC JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DC DC JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Dynamite Deka 2 DC JP Manual.pdf
Manual
DynamiteDeka2 DC JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 134.pdf, page 140
  2. Press release: 1999-11-02: Dynamite Cop for Sega Dreamcast Brings Fully Interactive Arcade Fighting Action Home
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 219.pdf, page 112
  4. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 03.pdf, page 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:ROD ES 01.pdf, page 41
  6. File:Arcade UK 10.pdf, page 94
  7. File:Arcade UK 13.pdf, page 101
  8. File:ConsolesPlus FR 095.pdf, page 90
  9. File:DreamcastMonthly UK 03.pdf, page 66
  10. File:DCM_JP_19990604_1999-17.pdf, page 22
  11. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 34
  12. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 03.pdf, page 66
  13. File:Edge UK 074.pdf, page 86
  14. File:PlayerOne FR 103.pdf, page 146


Games in the Dynamite Deka Series
Arcade
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
Music
Dynamite Deka 2 Original Soundtrack (1998) | Dynamite Deka vs Wing War Original Soundtrack (2006) | Dynamite Deka EX Original Sound Track (2007)
Book
Dynamite Deka 4 Koma Ketteiban (1997) | Dynamite Deka 2 Official Guide (1998) | Dynamite Deka: Burning 2020 (2014)