Survival Mode is a gameplay mode found in all Dead or Alive games.
The player chooses a character and continuously fights either an endless stream of opponents until they are defeated, or must defeat a set number of opponents. Part of the player's health will be replenished each time an enemy is defeated. The player can also collect items to replenish health and gain bonus points. These items appear after each opponent is defeated, or when performing attacks on a downed opponent.
Knocking an opponent into a Danger Zone will enable a short bonus time called (in some games) "danger reach", while doing it again will enable "double reach". During this time, points scored on an opponent will be multiplied substantially. The aim of the game is not simply to survive but to achieve the highest score possible by staying in danger reach for as long as possible and taking advantage of it to multiply the points scored from combos and throws.
Since Dead or Alive 3, the player can choose to fight through tag-battle, i.e. choosing a partner to support them. If one of the characters is knocked out, it may be possible to revive them by collecting certain items.
List of collectible itemsEdit
- Dead or Alive 2/Survival Mode Items
- Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate/Survival Mode Items
- Dead or Alive 3/Survival Mode Items
- Dead or Alive 4/Survival Mode Items
- Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate/Survival Mode Items
- Dead or Alive 6/Survival Mode Items