Dead or Alive
Characters, Health Bar, Score, Timer
Skills required / taught:
Defeat your opponent by
draining their health meter to advance in the tournament.
The Dead or Alive series focuses on fast-paced gameplay in a
three-dimensional playing field. In comparison to other fighters in
its genre, the series places emphasis on striking characters quickly
and efficiently. There is an emphasis on juggling since countering
and fast recovery times make striking risky at times, which prevents
slow, technical sets of moves in most instances.
How it Works
Dead or Alive put an emphasis on speed, and relied more on
simplistic commands and reaction time. Furthermore, its countering
system was the first in the fighting genre to utilize different
commands that corresponded to each type of attack.
Simplistic gameplay – Using less buttons than other fighting games,
DOA simplifies the players input options to allow them to focus on
speed and reaction times. Sometimes simpler controls can produce a
more effective gameplay experience.