Lost In Translation/House of the Dead, The
|The House of the Dead|
|Main CPU||i960KB (@ 25.000 MHz)|
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
496 x 384 pixels
8,192 Palette colours
|ROM Info||29 ROMs|
88,604,672 bytes (84.50 MiB)
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!
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.
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.
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.
- If you finish the game with 62,000 or higher you'll see the GOOD ending.
- If you finish the game under 62,000 and the last digit of you r score is zero you'll see the BAD ending.
- 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.
- The House of the Dead (1996)
- The House of the Dead 2 (1998)
- The House of the Dead III (2003)
- The House of the Dead 4 (2005)
- The House of the Dead EX (2009)
- The House of the Dead - Overkill (2009, Nintendo Wii)
- Rikiya Nakagawa
- Assistant Producer
- Koji Ooto
- Kazutomo Sanbongi
- Kazutaka Horie
- Tomoyuki Naito
- Gen Miyazaki
- Hiroyuki Taguchi
- Yasutada Kawata
- Nobutaka Tozawa
- Takahiro Kudou
- Akiko Shirota
- Satoshi Ito
- Norio Ishii
- Yasushi Sekido
- Music Composer & Sound Effects
- Tetsuya Kawauchi
- 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
- Sega Saturn (1998)
- PC [MS Windows] (1996)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|CLUB SEGA||MJCA-00003||1997-10-17||Marvelous Entertainment||CD version.|