Survival Arts

Arcade Video game published 31 years ago by American Sammy Corp.

Listed in MAME

Survival Arts screenshot

Survival Arts © 1993 American Sammy.

Another digitized fighter attempting to cash in on the "Mortal Kombat" craze featuring eight selectable characters and bonus rounds. The producers of this game must have raided the discount Halloween costume boutique. I cannot help but giggle each time I fight Dantel, the incredibly cheap and hilarious white trash ripoff of Shang Tsung.

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Main CPU : V60 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound Chips : ES5506 (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Survival Arts was released in October 1993.

Developed by Sekarab, this video game is their first game.

Sekarab was established by Former UPL game designer. They developed arcade games until 1995. But they weren't interested in arcade games. In 2002, as soon as they changed to develop console games, they became a subsidiary of Cavia. After 3 years, they changed their company name to Feelplus. In 2011, they decided to merge with AQ Interative (former Cavia).

After Dantel is defeated, two Hitler heads in blue are seen in the ending.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Director : Mutsuo Haneho
Digitalize graphic designers : Nobuhiko Ikeuchi, Airi Tateishi
Custume designers : Airi Tateishi, Tatehuni Wada, Hae Hahimoto
Sound & music composer : Shigeyuki Shinbo
Director of photography : Nobuhiho Ikeuchi
Programmer : Yoshio Asai

* CAST :
Viper : Jon Walter
Gunner : Brian Creech
Mongo : Handa David
Tasha : Saskia
Hiryu : Takeaki Katoh
Hanna : Monica Brown
Kane : Hideaki Takahashi
Santana : Hose Brand
Dantel : Sam Rodetsky


Sega Mega Drive: Unreleased prototype.


Game's ROM.