Dead or Alive (PS1)

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Dead or Alive
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Platform: PlayStation
Year: 1998
Developer: Team Ninja
This page is for the Sony PlayStation version. For other games in the series, see Dead or Alive.

Dead or Alive in Japanese (デ ッ ド オ ア ア ラ イ ブ - Deddo oa araibu), is a port of the original Sega Saturn and arcade game ST-V and Sony's D. O.A for PlayStation, developed and distributed by Tecmo for America, Europe, Japan and Australia in 1998.

This port is very different from the Sega Saturn version, the graphics were changed, the music was changed to a more recognizable one, new controls, new mechanics and the fighter designs were changed but many new costumes and voices were added. Using a custom engine that changed many aspects, features and sound quality using the latest PS1 hardware resources, almost many radical changes were made to the graphics and shading.

The game was notable for its focus on the combat system based on speed and precision of movement. It also introduced the concept of a "triangular combat system," consisting of a rock-paper-scissors mechanic in which quick strikes beat throws, throws beat grabs, and grabs beat quick strikes.

The game was also noted for its detailed graphics and fluidly animated physics, which allowed for realistic movements and strikes. In addition to the single player mode, it also offered multiplayer options to play against friends.

This version was adapted for the Tecmo arcade with a PS1 chip called Dead or Alive++. Developed by Tecmo Team Ninja for the PS1, it is a fighting game with fluid movements and animations, including something very short to the animations of the breasts of the fighters, very rare for a game classified by the ESRB as Teen'.

Due to its success, Dead or Alive has spawned an enduring franchise with numerous sequels and spin-offs on multiple video game platforms. The series has evolved over the years, incorporating new gameplay mechanics and graphical improvements, but the original arcade game laid the foundation for the series.

It was very well received to start the development of the Dreamcast version as the next title of the saga but not for the console but for the Sega NAOMI board that used the same hardware as Dreamcast.

Screenshots

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Dead or Alive (PS1) screen.

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Main menu.

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Character select and costume.

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Gameplay 1.

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Gameplay 2.

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Gameplay 3.

Music

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The talented Makoto Hosoi is the author of the D.O.A music in all versions, including the arcade. Some changes were presented as the order of the tracks depending on the platform. The first change was very radical, a new soundtrack was made exclusively for Sony hardware, it was because copying and pasting code from the Saturn version was complicated.

The music is of Rock-Soft genre but each scene or interaction with the game made the soundtrack quite extensive but not impossible to add to a PlayStation CD. Kazuhiko Inaba is the official arranger of this version, it is not known if he worked on the Saturn version but it is confirmed in this version.

The music in Dead or Alive is energetic and dynamic, designed to increase the excitement during fights. The game's soundtrack features a mix of genres such as rock, techno and electronic music. The tunes are geared towards fast, catchy rhythms that drive the on-screen action.

In terms of setting, "Dead or Alive" features a variety of scenarios ranging from exotic locations to futuristic environments. Each setting has its own distinctive atmosphere and visual elements that complement the music and gameplay. Examples of settings include a tropical beach, a medieval castle, an oil rig and a technological training room.

Overall, the combination of music and setting in "Dead or Alive" seeks to immerse the player in an action-packed, adrenaline-filled world. The energetic music and visually interesting settings complement each other to provide a thrilling experience as players engage in intense combat.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 The New Century (Opening Movie) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 1:17
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02 Showdown (Character Select) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 0:56
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03 Gonna Make You Gasp (Zack) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:48
Download
04 Stage Clear (Stage Clear) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 0:08
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05 Blade of "RYU" (Hayabusa) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:52
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06 Concentration (Lei Fang) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:58
Download
07 Heated Heartbeat (Jann Lee) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:50
Download
08 Fastbreak (Gen Fu) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:55
Download
09 Power is Beauty (Tina) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:04
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10 Megadeath (Bayman) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:10
Download
11 Superstar (Bass) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:05
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12 Ketsui no toki (Kasumi) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:10
Download
13 AYA (Ayane) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:18
Download
14 Dead or Alive (Raidou) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 3:35
Download
15 Physical System (Training Mode) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:31
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16 Result (Result Screen) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 2:04
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17 Your Name is... (Name Entry) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 0:48
Download
18 SAYONARA (Ending Movie) Makoto HosoiKazuhiko Inaba 1:41
Download

Credits

(Source: Game)

The credits are displayed after the game has been beaten.

These recordings were made by GatoVerde95 using CDmage 2.0 to record the disc, Audacity served to transfer the music from RAW raw data to FLAC and foobar2000 to add Metadata.

Albums

Game Rip

Format

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N/A


Audio Devices

The console supports CD music, it took full advantage of everything that the format offered. But it plays as an audio CD in WAV format.

Releases

America

  Canada.svg   Canada
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-03-31
Publisher: Tecmo America, Inc.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Dead or Alive (DOA)
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-03-31
Publisher: Tecmo America, Inc.
  Mexico.svg   Mexico
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-04-02
Publisher: Tecmo America, Inc.

Europe

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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-06-28
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  Scotland.svg   Scotland
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-06-28
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  Spain.svg   Spain
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-1
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  Italy.svg   Italy
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-1
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  France.svg   France
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-1
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  Greece.svg   Greece
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-1
Publisher: Tecmo Europe, Ltd
  Netherlands.svg   Netherlands
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-2
Publisher: Tecmo for Europe, PbH
  Luxembourg.svg   Luxembourg
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-4
Publisher: Tecmo Luxembourg, PbH
  Poland.svg   Poland
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-4
Publisher: Tecmo Luxembourg, PbH
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-07-7
Publisher: Tecmo für Deutschland GmbH

Asia and Oceania

  Hong Kong.svg   Hong Kong
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Title: 生或死 (Dead or Alive)
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1999-01-03
Publisher: Tecmo, Ltd
  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: デッド オア アライブ (Dead or Alive)
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1998-03-12
Publisher: Tecmo Co. Ltd.
  Australia.svg   Australia
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1999-02-05
Publisher: Tecmo for Oceania, Ltd
  New Zealand.svg   New Zealand
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Title: Dead or Alive
Platform: PlayStation
Released: 1999-02-05
Publisher: Tecmo for Oceania, Ltd

Links


Dead or Alive
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Notable Personnel Kazuhiko Inaba
Notable Companies Tecmo