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Dead Or Alive++

Dead Or Alive++ - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A 3-D fighting game with texture-mapped polygon graphics.

Dead Or Alive++ was produced by Tecmo in 1998.

Tecmo released 64 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Dead Or Alive++ was produced include: Gallop Racer 2, Cool Boarders Arcade Jam, Angel Eyes, Tecmo World Soccer '96, Dead Or Alive, Tecmo World Cup 98, Dead Or Alive 2, Logic Pro Adventure, One on One Government, and Tecmo World Cup Millenium


Name Dead Or Alive++
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7540
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Hold|Punch|Kick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is a normal 3-D fighting game where players fight one-on-one in up to three matches and the winner moves on to the next opponent. The offensive moves have a rock/paper/scissors-type "counter a move with another move" game play. In this case, Blow exceeds Throw, Throw exceeds Hold and Hold exceeds Blow.

Game Play

When playing a one-player game, two modes are available:

  1. Tournament - Normal
  2. Tag Team - Select two characters. If one gets knocked out, the other one will fight in the second round.

Dead Or Alive++ KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The original Dead Or Alive runs on System 2 hardware, which appears to be more powerful than that of Dead Or Alive++. While the backgrounds are 3-D in the original, in this game they are flat 2-D paintings, so the "++" in the title does not really seem to be justified.


All the female fighters are quite well endowed. Their cleavage is animated to the point where the operator menus contain a "breast bounce on/off" setting.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dead Or Alive++ Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Dead Or Alive++ collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Dead Or Alive++ circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


The game consists of motherboard and a daughterboard connected via a 96-pin connector. The PCB looks very much like PSX-based System 11/12 boards. The game only requires three player buttons so no extra wiring is necessary.


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