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SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
My main issue with Die Hard Arcade is its lack of scoring. Obviously your goal is to complete the game, but that's not easy, and a score would have been a nice way to gauge your progress. Oddly enough, a retro bonus game called Deep Scan included. It's probably the slowest arcade game ever made, yet still somewhat fun. The lack of scoring is a problem, but otherwise Die Hard Arcade is a top-notch Saturn title.
SEGA SaturnShin Force
Die Hard Arcade is a perfect arcade conversion. It features non-stop beat 'em up action, which was originally on the ST-V board. If that floats your boat...
SEGA SaturnGamePro (US)
Although the game is short, fans of titles like Streets of Rage will love Die Hard Arcade's familiar beat-em-up style. Rent it first to see if it will keep your attention for more than just a weekend. You're sure to find the action hard to beat.
SEGA SaturnSega Magazin (Germany)
Die technische und spielerische Qualität von Die Hard Arcade ist einfach sensationell! Der legendäre Action-Film mit Bruce Willis wurde hier zu einem einzigartigen Beat'em Up-Feuerwerk verarbeitet, das nicht an originellen Einfällen und Gags spart. Daß sich zwei Spieler gleichzeitig durch die famosen 3D-Szenarien prügeln dürfen, macht Die Hard Arcade zum Must Buy-Titel! Nur der geringe Umfang läßt Tomb Raider den Referenz-Thron.
SEGA SaturnAll Game Guide
Die Hard Arcade will forever be an underrated game as it doesn't come off as being anything more than an action game with weak graphics and the Die Hard movie title attached to it. Beneath the license and the graphics lies a game that is more fun, initially challenging, and diverse than most other 32-bit beat-'em-ups. If you're a fan of the genre, definitely check this one out!
It's ironic that Die Hard, the movie most ripe for console adaptation, has taken so long to hit home video game systems. Perhaps attempting to make up for lost time, Sega is bringing Die Hard Arcade to the Saturn right on the heels of the popular Die Hard Trilogy game. The result is a great action/adventure title with a hero that in no way resembles Bruce Willis.
SEGA SaturnDigital Press - Classic Video Games
This doesn't make the game terrible. In fact, it's almost perfect as far as arcade games are concerned. You just really have to feel for the poor saps that plunked down $50 for this back when it was new. There's almost no way to get your moneys worth at that price. If you can find it cheap enough, than this is an excellent buy. There's still plenty of entertainment value.
Though Die Hard Arcade is a perfect Saturn conversion of the ST-V coin-op, to call it anything but a very competent arcade game would be inaccurate. With the exception of a few options to bypass certain sections, it is a strictly linear affair, making for a very predictable experience.
SEGA SaturnDefunct Games
In writing reviews I have a rule: Never spend more time writing the review than you did playing the game. So, for Die Hard Arcade that means I have a twenty-one minute and forty-four second deadline to meet here.
Le soft s’en sort avec la moyenne uniquement parce qu’en dépit de ses nombreux points faibles, il possède un charme rétro susceptible de séduire les amateurs de combats bien bourrins. La possibilité de jouer à deux en coopération reste la bienvenue pour tous ceux qui apprécient le genre. À réserver néanmoins aux moins exigeants.