Dynamite Cop

Dynamite Cop
Developer(s) AM1
Publisher(s) Sega
Director(s) Makoto Uchida
Producer(s) Rikiya Nakagawa
Designer(s) Makoto Uchida
Composer(s) Howard Drossin
Engine Sega Model 2
Platform(s) Arcade, Dreamcast
Release date(s)


  • WW: 1998


  • JP: May 27, 1999
  • EU: October 14, 1999
  • NA: November 3, 1999[1]
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Dynamite Cop, known in Japan as Dynamite Deka 2 (ダイナマイト刑事2 Dainamaito Deka Tsu), is a 1998 beat 'em up video game published by Sega and initially released in arcades on Sega Model 2 hardware. It is the sequel to the 1996 game, Dynamite Deka which was released outside Japan as Die Hard Arcade. The game was ported to the Dreamcast and released internationally in 1999, this time without the Die Hard license. A third sequel, Asian Dynamite, was released only in arcades.


Dynamite Cop is a 3D beat 'em up for up to two players in which players play as either Bruno Delinger, Jean Ivy, or Eddie Brown and fight through levels on board a cruise ship and on a deserted island to save the President's daughter from a band of modern-day pirates led by Wolf "White Fang" Hongo, the main antagonist from the first game. The classic Sega arcade game Tranquilizer Gun (1980) is included as a bonus game on the Dreamcast version. Clearing all missions will enable you to play Tranquilizer Gun an unlimited number of times.

Appearances in other games

Its main character, Delinger, makes a cameo appearance in The House of the Dead 2 as a playable character via a special item obtainable in the original mode (present in home versions of The House of the Dead 2). Bruno Delinger also makes an appearance in Project X Zone as a solo unit character.

A chicken-leg from Golden Axe makes a cameo appearance on the Island stage.


Aggregate score
Review scores
AllGame(ARC) [3]
(DC) [4]
Game Informer7/10[8]
Game RevolutionD+[10]
The Cincinnati Enquirer[13]

The Dreamcast version received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[2] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[6]


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  4. Marriott, Scott Alan. "Dynamite Cop! (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  5. Edge staff (August 1999). "Dynamite Deka 2 (DC)". Edge (74).
  6. 1 2 "ドリームキャスト - ダイナマイト刑事2". Famitsu. 915: 49. June 30, 2006.
  7. "REVIEW for Dynamite Cop". GameFan. November 1, 1999.
  8. Fitzloff, Jay; Anderson, Paul; Reiner, Andrew (November 1999). "Dynamite Cop". Game Informer (79). Archived from the original on May 23, 2000. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  9. Scary Larry (November 7, 1999). "Dynamite Cop Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 29, 2004. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  10. Liu, =Johnny (January 2000). "Dynamite Cop Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  11. Stahl, Ben (June 4, 1999). "Dynamite Cop Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  12. Fragmaster (November 10, 1999). "Dynamite Cop". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 31, 1999. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  13. Bottorff, James (1999). "Sega's new Dynamite Cop a dud". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on April 28, 2001. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
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