Dead Connection

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Dead Connection screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Dead Connection © 1992 Taito Corporation.

Mobsters & criminals own the streets. Law enforcement has taken a backseat against the criminal empire that overwhelms the city and innocent people turn up dead with each passing moment. Take control of 4 brave vigilantes and exterminate the criminals using their rules! Features excellent sound effects as well as fast & furious action with plenty of weapons & stuff to find!


Runs on the "Taito F2 System" Hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System.

Board Number: K11E0714A
Prom Stickers: D28

Screen Orientation: Horizontal

Players: 2
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
=> Fire Weapon, Dive Roll


Dead Connection was released in July 1992.

This game was unpopular in Japan because the Mafia theme was not proper to Japanese gamers. A very few boards were released in Japan.

This game seems to take specific inspiration from the the 1987 mobster film 'The Untouchables'. Two of the main characters bear an uncanny resemblance to Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia who both starred in that film.


• Bonus points: In Stage 1, 5000 points are hidden in the safe. Hit it to get the bonus points.

• Emeny's bullets can be stopped by the machine gun and the shotgun.

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