Dead or Alive 1 is a must have item for the budding Beat 'um' Up player. The game consists of nine characters in total, whilst you can unlock a bounus of three throughout story mode. Your starter characters consist of:
They all have unique abilitys and are a great selection for begginers to the game. The characters which I found easiest were: Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa. Their powerful special moves provide easy game play throughout. The other 3 bonus characters which you can unlock are:
Extra outfits in Dead or Alive are earned by winning the game with the character you want the extra outfit for at normal difficulty or higher.
You can earn the first few outfits for each character by setting the life bars for you at Highest and your opponent at Smallest and setting the fight count at one.
Once you have gotten all the outfits you can in this mode, the remainder can be gotten by setting the game to default settings (best of 3 rounds, normal life, normal difficulity, normal life bars) to get the rest. Using this trick you should be able to get Kasumi's first 10 outfits, Lei Feng's first 9 outfits, and everyone elses first 5.
Dead or Alive Play as Ayane
To enable Ayane, obtain every costume in the game. 14 for each female, 5 for each male, and 3 for Raidou.
Dead or Alive Play as Raidou
To play the game as Raidou (the last boss), beat the game using the default settings with each character.
The reason why Ayane was made as a secret character is because she is far better than any other characters in the beginning. Her speed and agility are abnormally excellent, her throws take much more damage to the opposing characters as I have tested, she is far the best in the series.
Anyway have fun if you buy this game!