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doa: MAME ROM Information.


Dead or Alive (c) 1996 Tecmo.

Arguably one of the best fighting games on the Sega Model 2 hardware, Dead or Alive features a solid 3-D fighting engine with smooth character models and impressive character physics (not to mention the attention to detail given to the female characters).


Sega Model 2A hardware

Main CPU : i960KB (@ 25 Mhz), 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), (2x) ADSP21062 (@ 40 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SCSP (@ 40 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 496 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

Another version runs on the Sega Model 2B hardware.


Released in November 1996.

The game includes Ryu Hayabusa, from "Ninja Ryukenden".

Steve O'Donnell holds the official record for the fastest completion of this game with a time of 1:58.380 on April 19, 1997.

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dead Or Alive - PCCB-00228) on 21/11/1996.

An other soundtrack album was released by Pony Canyon for the Playstation version of the game (Dead Or Alive for PlayStation - PCCB-00314) on 20/05/1998.


The US version is slightly different

* 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.


* Replay Rewind : Pressing Hold+Kick during the KO sequence will allow you to rewind the replay sequence with the Punch button.This may only be done once per game.


1. Dead or Alive (1996)

2. Dead or Alive ++ (1998)

3. Dead or Alive 2 (1999)

4. Dead or Alive 2 Millennium (2000)

5. Dead or Alive 3 (2001, Microsoft XBOX)

6. Dead or Alive 4 (2005, Microsoft XBOX 360)


Chief Planner : Katsunori Ehara

Planner : Sane, Joe Toyoda, Hideki Ohta

Character's Story : Asamin

Chief Programmer : T. Kawaguchi

Programmer : Hiroaki D Ozawa, T. Sawatari, Eigo Miyazaki, Yume Maboroshi, Mitsuo

Chief Motion Designer : Great Egawa

Motion Designer : Akutoh, H. Matsui, Makoto Isomine, Guerilla Saitoh, Akira Izumi, Navy, Kiyohiko Yamashita, Kei, Sayaka Ishiyama

Animation Data : N. Kazama, T. Mishima, Masanori Sato, T. Hiraoka, Leo

Chief Graphic Manager : Hideyuki Kato

Character Design & Modelling : Shinichiro Komori

Super Dotter : Yoshiki Horiuchi

Character Texture : D. Ohta

Stage Designer : Yusuke Iida, Nobuyuki Suzuki

Stage Texture : Hideki Nimi

Sound Composer : H. Suzuki

Sound Effect : H. Takahashi, Yutaka Fujishima

Motion Actor : Japan Action Club

Motion Capture Data by : Visual Science Laboratory Inc.

* Character's Voice (Aoni Pro) :

Kasumi : Sakura Tange

Jann-Lee : Toshio Furukawa

Lei-Fang : Yumi Touma

Tina : Mami Koyama

Bayman : Hisao Egawa

Zack : Bin Shimada

Hayabusa : Hideyuki Hori

Gen-Fu : Takeshi Aono

Haddu : Kouji Yada

Systemm Voice : Miyako Endo

Gamest art contest : Tamon, Emirin, Yasukazu Tome, Seiichiro Yano

Producer & Director : Tomonobu Itagaki

Executive Producer : Max Naka


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997)

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Dead or Alive Ultimate")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.87u1 [R. Belmont]


- 0.127u1: Changed description to 'Dead or Alive (Model 2B, Revision B)'.

- 0.126: Changed description of clone 'Dead or Alive (Model 2A)' to 'Dead or Alive (Model 2A) (Revision A)'.

- 2nd June 2006: Ville Linde - One of my i960 core fixes fixed the problems Dead or Alive was having.

- 0.87u2: R. Belmont removed unnecessary code patch from DOA and added SHA1s.

- 0.87u1: R. Belmont added Dead or Alive (Model 2B) (Sega 1996) and clone (Model 2A). Shows parade of 'ANIME' errors in (Model 2A).

- 5th February 2003: Dead Or Alive (Tecmo 1996, Sega Model 2A version) arrived from Taucher for resale.

- 21st October 2002: Guru - DOA (Dead or Alive) was redumped.


Other Emulators:

* Model 2

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Romset: 71168 kb / 23 files / 28.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="doa" sourcefile="model2.c">
              <description>Dead or Alive (Model 2B, Revision B)</description>
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              <rom name="epr-19328.30" size="524288" crc="400bdbfb" sha1="54db969fa54cf3c502d77aa6a6aaeef5d7db9f04" region="audiocpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19329.31" size="2097152" crc="8fd2708a" sha1="7a341b15afa489aa95af70cb34ac3934b1a7d887" region="scsp" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19330.32" size="2097152" crc="0c69787d" sha1="dc5870cd93da2babe5fc9c03b252fc6ea6e45721" region="scsp" offset="200000"/>
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              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="i960KB" clock="25000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dsp" name="ADSP21062" clock="40000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="scsp" name="SCSP"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="496" height="384" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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