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Dead or Alive may refer to:

In film and television:

  • Dead or Alive (film), a 1999 Japanese yakuza action film, followed by two sequels
  • Rupan Sansei: Dead or Alive, a 1996 film
  • DOA: Dead or Alive, a film based on the video game series Dead or Alive (see below)
  • Dead or Alive, a 1944 American film starring Tex Ritter
  • "Dead or Alive", an episode of the American TV series Hunter

In video games:

In music:

See also


Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Dead or Alive

Developer(s) Tecmo
Publisher(s) Tecmo
Release date November, 1996 (Arcade)
Genre Fighting
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Saturn, Playstation
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

'Dead or Alive(DOA) is the first game in Team Ninja's famous Dead or Alive series. While similar in appearance to Virtua Fighter, the game gained noteriety for it's unique rock/paper/scissors sort of attack/block/counter system, Danger Reach areas in the levels where the ground would explode, and overexaggerated bouncing breasts.


Jann Lee
Lei Fang
Ryu Hayabusa
Ayane(PS1 version)
Bass(PS1 version)
Raidou(Boss, playable in PS1 version)


  • Arcade(Original) First Dead or Alive game, also the first release of Dead or Alive 1.
  • Sega Saturn First home console version, included new costumes and attacks for the characters.
  • Playstation Included 3 new playable characters (Ayane, Bass and a now-playable Raidou) and new costumes.
  • DOA++ (Arcade) Revised version of the arcade game, based on the Playstation version.
  • Dead or Alive 1 Ultimate A port of the Sega Saturn version of the game to Xbox consoles; featuring online play.

Dead or Alive series
Games in Series
Dead or Alive | Dead or Alive 2 | Dead or Alive 3 | Dead or Alive: Ultimate | Dead or Alive 4
Spin Offs:
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball |Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2 | Dead or Alive: Code Chronos
Ninja Gaiden series
Ninja Gaiden | Ninja Gaiden 2 | Ninja Gaiden 3 | Ninja Gaiden Shadow | Ninja Gaiden Black | Ninja Gaiden Sigma | Ninja Gaiden II| Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
AyaneBass ArmstrongBaymanBrad WongChristie • Elliot • Gen Fu • HayateHelenaHitomi • Jann Lee • KasumiKokoroLa MariposaLei Fang • Leon • Nicole • Omega • Raidou • Ryu Hayabusa • Tengu • Tina • Zack • Bosses and Minor Characters
DOA: Dead or Alive

External Links

Tecmo's Website
IGN's History of the Dead or Alive series

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