The House of the Dead

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The House of the Dead
System(s): Sega Model 2C CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Developer:
Distributor:
Arcade (Model 2)
Deith Leisure (UK[2])
Windows PC
Wizard Soft (KR)
Windows PC
Worldwise Enterprise (TW)
Windows PC
Matrix Interactive (CN)
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Virtua Gun, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Gun Shooting (ガンシューティング)[3], Shooting[4]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?























Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[5] GS-9173
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,8002,800 GS-9207
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[9] 81802
ESRB: Mature
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81802-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
EU
(Virtua Gun)
81805
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81802-50
USK: 18
Sega Saturn
ES
MK81802-50
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
MK81802-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
Sega Saturn
BR
191x71
Sega Saturn
AS
MK-80318-40
Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800e[14] HCJ-0140
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Windows PC
JP
(PC Home)
¥1,980 (2,079)1,980e[16]
Windows PC
JP
(Ultra 2000 Series)
¥2,000 (2,100)2000e
Windows PC
US
85075
ESRB: Mature
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
T-6823-01
ESRB: Mature
Windows PC
EU
MK-85075-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
EU
(Xplosiv)
EI-1276
Windows PC
DE
MK-85075-50
USK: 18
Windows PC
ES
(FX Interactive)
MVM03
aDeSe: 18+
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
EI-1276
aDeSe: 18+
Windows PC
ES
(PC Magnum bundle)
Windows PC
PT
(Power Games)
Windows PC
UK
MK-85075-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Fair Game)
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
EI-1276
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Grabit)
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Gamer Pack)
GP 083
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
HU
(EVM)
Windows PC
PL
160zł160
Windows PC
AU
(Classic)
OFLC: M15
Windows PC
CN
Windows PC
IN
(Xplosiv)
Windows PC
KR
Windows PC
TW

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The House of the Dead (ザ・ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド) is a Sega Model 2C CRX arcade horror light gun game developed by Sega AM1 and manufactured by Sega. First released to Japanese arcades in September 1996 to critical and commercial success, its widespread popularity established the long-running House of the Dead franchise, and the game has since been regarded as one of Sega's seminal and classic arcade titles.

In March 1998, The House of the Dead was ported to the Sega Saturn, and only two months later also saw a port to Windows PCs, both courtesy of developer Tantalus Interactive.

Versions

As was typical for Model 2-to-Sega Saturn conversions, the Saturn version runs at a lower resolution with a lower frame rate. The Saturn game uses lower quality textures and fewer polygons than the arcade.

Production credits

Main article: The House of the Dead/Production credits.

Magazine articles

Main article: The House of the Dead/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

THotD Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Saturn JP flyer
THotD Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
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Saturn ES print advert
1998 05 - The House of the Dead.jpg
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #104: "March 1998" (1998-0x-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-10: "1998-10 (1998-04-03)" (1998-03-20)
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Print advert in Click! (PL) #11-2001: "11/2001" (2001-05-24)
also published in:
  • CD-Action (PL) #62: "7/2001" (2001-xx-xx)[23]
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576 kb 2002-03 HU EVM advert.png
Print advert in 576 KByte (HU) #2002-03: "Március 2002" (2002-xx-xx)
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Photo gallery

Artwork

Physical scans

Model 2 version

Model 2, US (deluxe)
HotD Model2 Manual Deluxe.pdf
Manual

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №67, p46-48
Sega Saturn
85
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR) PAL
90
[24]
Edge (UK) PAL
70
[25]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
64
[26]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[27]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
30
[28]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[29]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
67
[30]
Joypad (FR) PAL
70
[31]
L'essential des Achats pour Consoles (FR)
85
[32]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
58
[33]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
83
[34]
Neo Plus (PL)
50
[35]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
80
[36]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
80
[37]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
75
[38]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
80
[39]
SuperGamePower (BR)
86
[40]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
82
[41]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
87
[42]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
87
[43]
Super Power (FI)
88
[44]
Video Games (DE) PAL
68
[45]
Sega Saturn
73
Based on
22 reviews

The House of the Dead

Saturn, JP
THotD Saturn JP Box Back.jpgTHotD Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
TheHouseoftheDead Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
TheHouseoftheDead Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
THotD Saturn JP Box Back Satakore.jpgTHotD Saturn JP Box Front 1999.jpg
Cover
TheHouseoftheDead Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
TheHouseoftheDead Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
THotD Saturn US Box Back.jpgTHotD Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
THotD Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Thotd sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
THotD Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
THotD Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
The House of the Dead Sat EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU (Virtua Gun)
VirtuaGun Saturn EU Box Back tHotD.jpgNospine-small.pngSaturn MK-80311 box-2.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT
HotD Sat PT cover.jpg
Cover
THotD Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
HotD Saturn BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngHotD Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, Asia (Virtua Gun)
HotD Sat AS gun cover.jpg
Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK)
25
[46]
CD-Action (PL)
70
[47]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
75
[48]
Gamers' Republic (US)
75
[49]
Hacker (HR)
79
[50]
PC Zone (UK)
76
[51]
Reset (PL)
70
[52]
Secret Service (PL)
60
[53]
Ultimate PC (UK)
46
[54]
Windows PC
64
Based on
9 reviews

The House of the Dead

PC, JP
THotD PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTHotD PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (Ultra 2000 Series)
THotD PC JP Box Front Ultra2000.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (PC Home)
HotD PC JP Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
PC, US

THotD PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
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Jewel Case
PC, BR (Tec Toy)
THotD PC BR Box Back.jpgTHotD PC BR Box Front.jpg
Cover
THotD PC BR Disc.jpg
Disc
THotD PC BR Manual.pdf
Manual
THotD PC BR Box Back JewelCase.jpgTHotD PC BR Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
THotD PC US Box Back Expert.jpgNospine.pngTHotD PC US Box Front Expert.jpg
Cover
THotD PC US Disc Expert.jpg
Disc
PC, EU
THotD PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTHotD PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
THotD PC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
THotD PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgTHotD PC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
THotD PC EU Xplosiv Box.jpg
Cover
THotD PC UK Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Xplosiv; alt)
HotD PC UK xp alt cover.jpg
Cover
THotD PC UK Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Grabit)
THotD PC UK Box GrabIt.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Fair Game)
HotD PC UK fg cover.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Gamer Pack)
HotD PC UK gp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (FX Interactive)
THotD PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
THotD PC ES Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, ES/IT (Xplosiv)
HotD PC ES-IT xp cover.jpg
Cover
THotD PC EU Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, ES (PC Magnum bundle)
HotD PC ES pcmagnum back.jpgNospine-small.pngHotD PC ES pcmagnum front.jpg
Cover
PC, PT (Power Games)
HotD PC PT pg cover.jpg
Cover
PC, HU
HotD PC HU evm cover.jpg
Cover
PC, AU (Classic)
THotD PC AU Box Back Classic.jpgNospine.pngTHotD PC AU Box Front Classic.jpg
Cover
PC, KR
THotD PC KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, IN
HotD PC IN jback.jpgNospine-small.pngHotD PC IN jfront.jpg
Cover
THotD PC UK Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, TW

PC, CN
THotD PC CN Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

Main article: The House of the Dead/Technical information.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 144
  2. Computer & Video Games, "July 1997" (UK; 1997-06-11), page 84
  3. File:THotD Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-19 18:07)
  5. File:THotD Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
  6. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/u5EM8FjJbCM/m/8XkAh5O8ATcJ
  7. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/CBF5zi8fTzc/m/zT-bqwci3IcJ
  8. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/qT-MUYmRMPY/m/YE1qocuG4jIJ
  9. Press release: 1998-05-05: The House of the Dead Finds New Home On Sega Saturn
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Computer & Video Games, "April 1998" (UK; 1998-03-11), page 45
  11. http://www.sega-europe.com/saturn/satinfo.html (Wayback Machine: 1998-12-02 14:09)
  12. http://www.midtown.net/%7Epsykik/newsletter/1998/04-12-98.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-24 12:33)
  13. http://centromail.es:80/nuevo/consolas/sat.asp (Wayback Machine: 1998-04-30 18:14)
  14. 14.0 14.1 http://sega.jp/search/result.php?page=9&pf=11 (Wayback Machine: 2017-03-04 04:39)
  15. http://www.neic.co.jp/pc/x5PRODUCTS/convi/cvs6/cvs6top.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-12-25 00:20)
  16. http://www.neic.co.jp/pc/x5PRODUCTS/convi/cvs6/hod.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-12-25 00:20)
  17. http://www.media-kite.co.jp/product/new10/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-04-28 20:46)
  18. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1998-06-29), page 20
  19. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1998-06-29), page 20
  20. 20.0 20.1 [ ]
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1998" (US; 1998-0x-xx), page 27
  22. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1998" (US; 1998-0x-xx), page 123
  23. CD-Action, "7/2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 35
  24. Consoles +, "Mai 1998" (FR; 1998-0x-xx), page 106
  25. Edge, "April 1998" (UK; 1998-03-25), page 102
  26. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1998" (US; 1998-0x-xx), page 120
  27. Famitsu, "1998-04-03" (JP; 1998-03-20), page 1
  28. Fun Generation, "05/98" (DE; 1998-04-08), page 107
  29. GamePro, "June 1998" (US; 1998-xx-xx), page 122
  30. Gamers' Republic, "June 1998" (US; 1998-05-xx), page 79
  31. Joypad, "Mai 1998" (FR; 1998-xx-xx), page 120
  32. L'essential des Achats pour Consoles, "Vol. 1" (FR; 1998-11-25), page 58
  33. MAN!AC, "05/98" (DE; 1998-04-08), page 82
  34. Mega Fun, "05/98" (DE; 1998-04-01), page 98
  35. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 51
  36. neXt Level, "Mai 1998" (DE; 1998-04-17), page 62
  37. Saturn Fan, "1998 No. 6" (JP; 1998-03-13), page 150
  38. Saturn Fan, "1998 No. 10" (JP; 1998-05-15), page 116
  39. Sega Magazin, "Mai 1998" (DE; 1998-04-01), page 16
  40. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1998" (BR; 1998-xx-xx), page 28
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "May 1998" (UK; 1998-04-15), page 64
  42. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1998-10 (1998-04-03)" (JP; 1998-03-20), page 196
  43. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  44. Super Power, "6 1998" (FI; 1998-0x-xx), page 50
  45. Video Games, "5/98" (DE; 1998-04-29), page 98
  46. Arcade, "December 1998" (UK; 1998-11-17), page 172
  47. CD-Action, "9/98" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 78
  48. Gry Komputerowe, "8/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  49. Gamers' Republic, "November 1998" (US; 1998-10-18), page 92
  50. Hacker, "10/1998" (HR; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  51. PC Zone, "August 1998" (UK; 1998-0x-xx), page 113
  52. Reset, "Październik 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 48
  53. Secret Service, "Wrzesień 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 46
  54. Ultimate PC, "Volume One, Issue Twelve: August 1998" (UK; 1998-07-16), page 98


The House of the Dead

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Books: The House of the Dead Official Guide (1998) | The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (1998)
Music: The House of the Dead (2022)

Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1998-01-27



The House of the Dead series of games
The House of the Dead (Remake) (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: Overkill (Extended Cut) (2009) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn (2018)
The Typing of the Dead games
The Typing of the Dead (1999) | The Typing of the Dead 2003 (2002) | The Typing of the Dead 2004 (2003) | The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic (2004) | The Typing of the Dead for Mac (200x) | The Typing of the Dead Typing Lariat (2006) | The Typing of the Dead 2 (2007) | The Typing of the Dead Featuring Rakuten Minna no Shushoku Katsudou Nikki (2010) | The Typing of the Dead EX (2012) |The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (2013)
Spin-off games
Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Pinball of the Dead (2002) | Ai Sareruyori Ai Shitai: The House of the Dead EX (2008) | Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (2008) | The House of the Dead LL (20xx) | Zombie Utsu: Flick of the Dead (2012) | The House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels (2013) | Darts of the Dead (2017) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Battle Genesis (2019)
Compilations
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) | The House of the Dead Bundle Pack (2012)
The House of the Dead related media
Music
The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The House of the Dead 4 Original Sound Tracks (2005) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Original Sound Tracks (2019) | The House of the Dead 2 (2022)
Book
The House of the Dead Official Guide (1998) | The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (1998) | The House of the Dead 2 G's File (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Perfect Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Dreamcast Hisshou Hou Special: Zombie Revenge Perfect Guide (1999) | House of the Dead (2003) | The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide (2003) | Prelude to an Overkill (2009)
Book
The House of the Dead "Wilder than Heaven" (1997) | Nightmare Syndrome Horror Game Comic Anthology (1998) + one more manga
Film
House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)