Dead or Alive (Jan 10, 1998 prototype)

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Dead or Alive (Jan 10, 1998 prototype)
Build date Jan 10, 1998 01:15:38
Dump status Released
Dumped by drx
Released by drx
File release date September 12, 2020
Origin CD-R
Lot Hidden Palace Community Group Buy (February 2020)
Labels Dead or Alive NTSC NEWS VERSION
Dump method DICUI (20200716 214844) (Plextor PX-W4012A 1.07)
Ownership drx (2020-Present)
Game Dead or Alive
System PlayStation
Genre Fighting
Final build JP Feb 4, 1998
US Feb 28, 1998
EU May 28, 1998
Release date JP Mar 12, 1998
US Mar 31, 1998
EU Jul 1, 1998
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A prototype of Dead or Alive for the Sony PlayStation.


The Cutting Room Floor research
  • Dumped twice with DICUI, dumps matched.
  • Missing intro movie.
  • No music.
  • No pause menu, however the game does pause.
  • Different character select menu.
  • No game over if you lose two rounds.
  • No access to the options menu.


While the in-game audio player is broken in this build, the audio tracks are still included on the disc and differ from the final. Unlike the final, this build also has includes the original Saturn audio in the same folder.
Bayman's theme side-by-side waveform comparison



A huge thanks to The Swarming Dark for donating toward this release!

See also

This entry is part of the February 2020 group buy