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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 Run!
Die Hard Arcade Arcade On the ladders
Die Hard Arcade SEGA Saturn Lots Of Foes
Die Hard Arcade Arcade Yet another typical fight

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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 (13592)
A good game... "GOOD" SEGA Saturn kevin mcilwain (5)
"Yippie-Ki-Yay Mr. Sociester!"-From TV edit of Die Hard- SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (902)

Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Aug 15, 1997 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Feb, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Video Games SEGA Saturn Feb, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 29.5 out of 40 74
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 SEGA Saturn Jul 20, 2020 6 out of 10 60
Edge SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 6 out of 10 60


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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.
Contributed to by ruggero (37) and Pseudo_Intellectual (63606)