[Forbidden Games] Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball


Welcome to the eighteenth entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents.

A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten, so don’t take it so seriously, we don’want to offend anybody. Just have fun and laugh 🙂

Today’s game is Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

The developer is Team Ninja, the company that’s beind the DOA games, the reboots of Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox and Hyrule Warriors, while the publisher is no less than Tecmo, the famous company that in the heyday od the NES brought to the public some famous sport games like Tecmo Bowl (1989) and Tecmo Baseball (1988) and the later installments such as Soccer, Basketball and Golf, games like Star Force, Rygar and Solomon’s Key (1987), but most important the classic Ninja Gaiden series and, in recent years, the beautiful Fatal Frame/Project Zero series. Tecmo was also behind the relase of the other DOA titles.

Why is forgotten?

The game has never been forgotten, since the main series Dead or Alive is still active and spawned several spin-offs (like the Xtreme sub-series). Of course most of the feminists out there would love to forget this game and that all the people in the world could forget it but we’re fuc***g tough. We do not fogive, we do not forget [Citation needed].

I only have one questions for the people who created the box art for the game. Why at Microsoft they have to enphatize they have the exclusiveon the game? I mean is like bragging that you’re the stinkiest guy in the company!

Why is forbidden?

What’s the basest excuse to put boobs in video games? Take a fighting game where the combat aspect is eclipsed by the curves of the contenders and undress the protagonists to create a beach volley game where the best part of the gameplay is the camera angle that let you see women’s arses.

The biggest “problem” with this title is not the game itself, but the mods created where (take a guess?) you can play with a roster of completely naked players with enhanced butts and inflated boobs.

Even the “clean” verison however received negative critics due to women’s depiction and the voyeurism that permeates the entire game. Apart from the “moral” critics, the technical aspects of the game were well received and the gameplay has always been praised. In Japan the game has been a (relative) smash hit, selling 73000 copies the release day.

Japanese guys love boobs…

Why is fun?

Two words: boobs and asses. Actually these are not two things exactly *funny*, they’re mostly exciting things but they’re the only things that make this game interesting.

How can I play it?

The game is quite “new” hence a complete copy cas be secured for a few euros/dollars. Since it’s a sort of spin off of a famous series started in 1996 whose last installment, Dead or Alive 5, has been released in 2012, it’s quite common to find in a gamer collection, even though I doubt it’s one of the games that is played the most…

Something similar but a bit less crappy???

Let’s try to be a bit more serious this time:

  • Kings of the Beach, because if you like beach volley and old games this is the perfect combination;
  • California Games II, same as before, but more oriented on “street games”
  • Beach Spikers, because we all need a bit a rather good game, right?

And finally, if you need other games related to this which are crappy and adult oriented like Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, stick around, more games will be covered soon!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. God this was terrible

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Mill says:

    “Japanese guys love boobs…”

    Who doesn’t?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. benez256 says:

      You’re right. But they have a sort of obsession…ok even non japanese are obsessed…ok I failed 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  3. I have not played this game, but I have actually heard of it. I thought it was a strange concept, inserting characters from a fighting game into a volleyball game as the two games would be so different. I also thought that most characters in fighting games would look out of place on a beach (such as Ogre from Tekken and Blanka from Street Fighter).
    What characters are used from the Dead or Alive series? Is the volleyball gameplay enjoyable?

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