Good Game: Dead or Alive (PS)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Dead or Alive a 1996 fighting game developed by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo. It is the first game in the Dead or Alive series. It was first released in arcades, followed by home ports for the Sega Saturn in Japan, and later for the PlayStation (PS) in all regions.

Capitalizing on the success of Sega’s Virtua Fighter fighting game series at the time, Dead or Alive takes influence from Virtua Fighter while adding unique gameplay elements of its own. The game also attracted attention for its presentation, which was more provocative than other mainstream 3D fighting games at the time.

Dead or Alive was a commercial success, helping Tecmo overcome their financial problems. The success of the game helped turn the series into a franchise, including several sequels and numerous spinoffs.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 20 minutes of the game.


Dead or Alive Gameplay.

Developer: Team Ninja.
Publisher: Tecmo.
Platform: PlayStation.
Release : 12th March 1998 (JP), 31th March 1998 (NA), 1st July 1998 (EU).
Genre: Fighting.