THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
Saturn PAL 1995
The House of the Dead can be easily described as Resident Evil meets Virtua Cop
and is one of Sega’s most popular arcade franchises.
A mad scientist by the name of Dr Curien is resurrecting the undead and needs to
The game is a rail shooter. In a first person perspective you are taken through an
assortment of 3D environments taking aim and blasting away at the army of
undead and bizarre creatures that attack you. During each stage hostages can be
rescued and multiple paths can be found.
Extra features in this version are Saturn mode and Boss Mode. Saturn mode allows
pay with different characters varying in strength of firepower and other factors. 2
Player co-op is a great experience with 2 guns.
The game is a reasonable challenge for a single player and more so for 2 players
are the number of enemies increases.
Graphics and sound are a little off from the arcade original but forgot about when
you get into the game.
The House of The Dead was originally released in the arcades Model 2B and ported
A House of the Dead Movie was completed but never released to a cinema’s
because it was really awful. You can however buy the film on DVD (or download
load it ^_^)
House of the Dead 2 was also released in the arcades, Dreamcast and PC. This
was later adapted into The Typing of the Dead.
House of the Dead 3 was released in the arcades, X Box and PC.
A new version is planned for the next-generation of consoles though an X Box 360
version is apparently in development.