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])
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[6] 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
PT
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[8] HCJ-0140
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Windows PC
JP
(Ultra 2000)
Windows PC
JP
(PC Home)
¥1,9801,980[9]
Sega Rating: Violent Content
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
(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
IN
(Xplosiv)
Windows PC
KR

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The House of the Dead (ザ・ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド) is a light-gun game initially developed for Sega Model 2C CRX hardware in 1996. It is the first in the The House of the Dead series, and was ported to the Sega Saturn and Windows PC in 1998 due to its success.

The game is a rail shoot-em-up, where you must shoot zombies.

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

Arcade version

Saturn version

Source:
In-game credits
Source:
US manual
[10]

PC version

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

THotD Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Saturn JP flyer
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Saturn ES print advert
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #104: "March 1998" (1998-xx-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)
576 kb 2002-03 HU EVM advert.png
Print advert in 576 KByte (HU) #2002-03: "Március 2002" (2002-xx-xx)

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Model 2 version

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

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №76, p106-108
70 №57, p102
70 №485, p36
30
85 №67, p46-48
67 [13]
70 [14]
58 [15]
68
82 [16]
87 [17]
87 [18]
86 [19]
Sega Saturn
73
Based on
13 reviews
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
[20]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
75
[21]
Hacker (HR)
79
[22]
PC Zone (UK)
76
[23]
Ultimate PC (UK)
46
[24]
Windows PC
60
Based on
5 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)
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
THotD PC US Box Back.jpgTHotD PC US Box Front.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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
434,550,816 CD-ROM (EU) MK81802-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
429,169,440 1998-02-25 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9173 V1.003
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
429,167,088 1998-05-21 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9207 V1.003
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
434,536,704 CD-ROM (US) 81802 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1998-01-27 Page

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. 6.0 6.1 Press release: 1998-05-05: The House of the Dead Finds New Home On Sega Saturn
  7. 7.0 7.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1998" (UK; 1998-03-11), page 45
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://sega.jp/search/result.php?page=9&pf=11 (Wayback Machine: 2017-03-04 04:39)
  9. File:HotD PC JP Box Front Alt.jpg
  10. File:Thotd sat us manual.pdf, page 26
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1998" (US; 1998-xx-xx), page 27
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1998" (US; 1998-xx-xx), page 123
  13. Gamers' Republic, "June 1998" (US; 1998-05-xx), page 77 (79)
  14. Joypad, "Mai 1998" (FR; 1998-xx-xx), page 120-122 (120)
  15. MAN!AC, "05/98" (DE; 1998-04-08), page 98 (82)
  16. Sega Saturn Magazine, "May 1998" (UK; 1998-04-15), page 64-67 (64)
  17. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1998-10 (1998-04-03)" (JP; 1998-03-20), page 194 (196)
  18. Sega Saturn Magazine (readers), "Final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 9 (11)
  19. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1998" (BR; 1998-xx-xx), page 28
  20. Arcade, "December 1998" (UK; 1998-11-17), page 172
  21. Gry Komputerowe, "8/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  22. Hacker, "10/1998" (HR; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  23. PC Zone, "August 1998" (UK; 1998-0x-xx), page 113
  24. 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)

Prereleases: The House of the Dead Taikenban (1998)

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)
Book
The House of the Dead "Wilder than Heaven" (1997) | The House of the Dead Official Guide (1998) | The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (1998) | Nightmare Syndrome Horror Game Comic Anthology (1998) | The House of the Dead 2 G's File (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Perfect Guide (1999) | Zombie Revenge Perfect Guide (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide (2003) | House of the Dead (2003) | Prelude to an Overkill (2009) + one more manga
Film
House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)