Lost In Translation/House of the Dead, The

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The House of the Dead
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The House of the Dead control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1997
Control
Method
Lightgun
4 Button(s)
Main CPU i960KB (@ 25.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
SCSP
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 384 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 29 ROMs
88,604,672 bytes (84.50 MiB)
MAME ID hotd

About The Game

The House of the Dead is a 3-D arcade video game.

Make your way through a haunted mansion filled with crazed zombies, chainsaw-wielding 'undeads' and other nasty creatures! Your mission is to investigate the status of the mysteriously missing personnel at a genetic engineering center, and the first team of operatives sent to rescue them. You must destroy the Undead's evil creator, Dr. Curien, while saving the scientists and your girl. During the game, you discover that good doctor is the one resurrecting the Undead, and you must stop him and his evil undead minions.

The game is divided into 4 chapters; Armored Giant, Man-Bat, Giant Spider, and 'Magician'. The game allows you to aim and destroy specific body parts. (i.e. you can blow off the arms of a chainsaw-wielding undead enemy), although blowing off their heads is the fastest way of killing them. Awesome and one of the best selling modern video games!

Trivia

Because of its graphic content, The House of the Dead (or HOTD for shorts) and its sequels became centers for video game controversy, particularly in 2000, when the city of Indianapolis, Indiana used the game as an example in an attempt to pass an ordinance requiring minors get parental consent before being able to play violent video games in arcades. The ordinance was eventually struck down at the appellate Federal court level on the grounds that it violated First Amendment rights.

The movie version of "House of the Dead" had next to nothing to do with its game counterpart (as all game-to-movie conversions go), but it did have an interesting twist : one of the survivors of the zombie rampage was named Curien (the villain of HOTD), and AMS agents Rogan and G appear at the film's end.

Updates

The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

Tips and tricks

Player 1 Plays As Sophie

Right after inserting your credit, press Right, Left, Right(x2), Left(x2), Start. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Player 2 Plays As Sophie

Right after inserting your credit, press Left, Right, Left(x2), Right(x2), Start. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Both Players Are Sophie

Right after inserting your credit, press Left, Right(x2), Left(x2), Right, then hit Start before the game enters demo mode. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Player 1 Plays As Super G

Right after inserting your credit, press Left(x2), Right, Left(x2), Start. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Player 2 Plays As Super G

Right after inserting your credit, press Right(x2), Left, Right(2), Start. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Both Players Are Super G

Right after inserting your credit, press Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, then hit Start before the game enters demo mode. Right and Left refer to the triggers.

Special Endings

If you save all the innocent bystanders in the game from being killed, you'll enter a secret power-up room just after the limestone cave in the final stage.

  1. If you finish the game with 62,000 or higher you'll see the GOOD ending.
  2. If you finish the game under 62,000 and the last digit of you r score is zero you'll see the BAD ending.
  3. If you finish the game under 62,000 and the last digit is not a zero you will see the NORMAL ending.

Show Your Score

Left refers to the player 1 gun / trigger... right refers to the player 2 gun / trigger. Put your coins in and press Left x3 Right x2 then press the start button... remember this has to be done very quickly.

Series

  1. The House of the Dead (1996)
  2. The House of the Dead 2 (1998)
  3. The House of the Dead III (2003)
  4. The House of the Dead 4 (2005)
  5. The House of the Dead EX (2009)
  6. The House of the Dead - Overkill (2009, Nintendo Wii)

Staff

Producer
Rikiya Nakagawa
Assistant Producer
Hiroshiaso
Programmers
Koji Ooto
Kazutomo Sanbongi
Kazutaka Horie
Tomoyuki Naito
Gen Miyazaki
Designers
Hiroyuki Taguchi
Yasutada Kawata
Nobutaka Tozawa
Takahiro Kudou
Akiko Shirota
Satoshi Ito
Norio Ishii
Yasushi Sekido
Music Composer & Sound Effects
Tetsuya Kawauchi
Publicity
Yasushi Nakajima
Akira Yamanaka
Jun Kasahara
AM4 Staff
Minoru Matsuba
Yasuhiro Komori
Noriaki Ueda
Motohiko Higashiguchi
Eiji Inoue
Ken Adachi
Kenji Watanabe
Director & Planner
Takashi Oda

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sega Saturn (1998)
Computers 
PC [MS Windows] (1996)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
CLUB SEGA MJCA-00003[1] 1997-10-17 Marvelous Entertainment CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.