Lost In Translation/Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive
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Manufacturer Tecmo
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU i960KB (@ 25.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 384 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 23 ROMs
72,876,032 bytes (69.50 MiB)
MAME ID doa · doaa

About The Game

Dead or Alive is a 3-D one-on-one fighting arcade video game.

Arguably one of the best fighting games on the Sega Model 2 hardware, Dead or Alive features a solid 3-D fighting engine with smooth character models and impressive character physics (not to mention the attention to detail given to the female characters).


The game includes Ryu Hayabusa, from "Ninja Ryukenden".

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dead Or Alive - PCCB-00228) on 21/11/1996.

An other soundtrack album was released by Pony Canyon for the Playstation version of the game (Dead Or Alive for PlayStation - PCCB-00314) on 20/05/1998.


The US version is slightly different:

  • 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.

Tips and tricks

Replay Rewind

Pressing Hold+Kick during the KO sequence will allow you to rewind the replay sequence with the Punch button.This may only be done once per game.


  1. Dead or Alive (1996)
  2. Dead or Alive ++ (1998)
  3. Dead or Alive 2 (1999)
  4. Dead or Alive 2 Millennium (2000)
  5. Dead or Alive 3 (2001, Microsoft XBOX)
  6. Dead or Alive 4 (2005, Microsoft XBOX 360)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1997)
Sony PlayStation (1998)
Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Dead or Alive Ultimate")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Dead or Alive for PlayStation PCCB-00314[1] 1998-05-20 Pony Canyon CD version.
Dead or Alive PCCB-00228[2] 1996-11-21 Pony Canyon CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.