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A 3-D side-scrolling fighting game based on the movie "Die Hard".

Die Hard Arcade was produced by Sega in 1996.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Die Hard Arcade was produced include: Virtual On, Final Arch, Sando-R (Treasure Hunt), Apollo 13, Batman Forever, Dynamite Deka, Funky Head Boxers, Gunblade NY, Last Bronx, and Power Sled


Name Die Hard Arcade
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7579
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Sega Titan STV JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - PunchKickJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Die Hard Arcade Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

Each player controls a SWAT member whose mission is go after an evil crime boss and rescue the President's daughter as they find their way through a large building and fight through many battlefields of dangerous criminals and machines.

Game Play

Each SWAT member must fight every criminal and machine that they come across by punching them, kicking them as well as using various weapons and objects that they can get their hands on including handguns, machine guns, missile launchers, anti-tank cannons, knives, sticks, fireaxes, spray cans, pepper shakers, steel pipes, brooms, bottles and so on. Players can also pick up magazines for handguns and machine guns for extra ammuntion as well as health units for extra health. Also, on some sequences, players must press the Punch button, Kick button or Jump button or move the joystick in a specific direction in order to successfully get past certain enemies or obstacles. If either of the SWAT members fail on those sequences where they are supposed to punch or kick down those enemies, they will have to fight them in hand-to-hand combat.The SWAT members can also attack enemies when grabbing them and they can also arrest them when they grab them by pushing either the Punch or Kick button twice but only if the SWAT member has a handgun.

When the SWAT members finally confront the crime boss, they will have to face him twice first in the office and then on the rooftop. On the rooftop, he will be armed with swords and more difficult to hurt. After, you defeat the crime boss for the second time, The President's daughter is rescued. If only one player is in the game, the girl just says "Thank You!" and the game ends. But if two players are in the game, after the girl says "Thank You!", she will want one of the SWAT members to become her new bodyguard as a thanks for rescueing her, so each player will have to fight each other until one of them is defeated and whoever wins will become the girl's new bodyguard but if time runs out, it will be a draw and the girl will be undecided about which SWAT member she wants for her new bodyguard. The game ends afterwards, regardless of the results.

Die Hard Arcade KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.85 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.83

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.50
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Was one of the only fully plastic arcade cabinets.


COPY OF: Dynamite Deka

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Die Hard Arcade Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 185 known instances of this machine owned by Die Hard Arcade collectors who are active members. Of these, 80 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 100 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 13 active VAPS members with a Die Hard Arcade machines for sale. There are 7 active VAPS members with a Die Hard Arcade circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 44 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]



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Die Hard Arcade Sega ST-V Arcade Cartridge, Working

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Die Hard Dedicated Arcade Marquee 26" x 9.5"

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Die Hard Arcade Sega Titan ST-V cartridge ORIGINAL JAMMA

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Die Hard Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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Die Hard Arcade Manual Original Service Repair Video Game Paperwork 1996

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Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 3 115.00 115.00
2016 1 115.00 115.00
2018 2 118.00 118.00
All Years 6 116.50 116.00


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