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Die Hard Arcade

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A 3D scrolling fighting game based on the first Die Hard movie. One or two players work their way up and down a skyscraper in attempting to rescue the President's kidnapped daughter. A large number of fighting moves are available through the simple controls of punch, kick and jump, plus movement. Many weapons are available from knives and broken bottles to machine guns and rocket launchers. Other objects can be picked up and used as weapons such as chairs, an aerosol and lighter combo and even a grandfather clock! Between several of the stages are reaction tests that require a button to be pressed quickly, usually punch, kick or jump. Failure means an extra fight has to be won often with little or no reward in terms of items. The climax sees the heroes fighting the mastermind (who has many swords on his person) on the roof of the skyscraper. Also included is an old Sega arcade game, Deep Scan, used to gain extra credits for the main game.


Die Hard Arcade Arcade On the ladders
Die Hard Arcade Arcade Second intro
Die Hard Arcade Arcade Cut-scene
Die Hard Arcade Arcade QTE

Alternate Titles

  • "ダイナマイト刑事" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dynamite Deka" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Takes some time to get into SEGA Saturn Luis Silva (13294)
A good game... "GOOD" SEGA Saturn kevin mcilwain (5)
"Yippie-Ki-Yay Mr. Sociester!"-From TV edit of Die Hard- SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (897)

The Press Says

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Aug 15, 1997 9.1 out of 10 91
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Dec 31, 2007 A- 91
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Sega Magazin (Germany) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Apr 08, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA Saturn Dec 04, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Edge SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Apr 09, 2005 51 out of 100 51


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German index

On July 31, 1997, Die Hard Arcade was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about this topic can be found in the game group.
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