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The House of the Dead

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The House of the Dead
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Distributor: Deith Leisure (UK) Media:CVG UK 188.pdf[1]
System(s): Sega Model 2C CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC
ROM size:
Sega Saturn
409MB
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Virtua Gun, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1997-03  ?
Sega Saturn
JP
1998-03-26 ¥5,800 GS-9173
Sega Saturn
JP (Satakore)
1999-03-11 ¥2,800 GS-9207
Sega Saturn
US
1998-05-05[2] $49.99[2] 81802
Sega Saturn
EU
1998-04-10 Media:CVG UK 197.pdf[3] £? MK81802-50
Sega Saturn
EU (Virtua Gun)
1998-04-10 Media:CVG UK 197.pdf[3] £? 81805
Sega Saturn
BR
199x $? 191x71
Sega Saturn
AS
199x MK-80318-40


Windows PC
JP
¥? ?
Windows PC
US
$? 85075
Windows PC
US (Expert Software)
$? T-6823-01
Windows PC
EU
£? €? MK-85075-50
Windows PC
EU (Xplosiv)
£? €? EI-1276
Windows PC
UK (Fair Game)
£? ?
Windows PC
KR
₩? ?



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.

Production credits

Arcade version

Saturn version

Producer: Rikiya Nakagawa
Assistant Producer: Hiroshi Aso
Programmers: Koji Ooto, Kazutomo Sanbongi, Kazutaka Horie, Tomoyuki Naito, Gen Miyazaki
Designers: Hiroyuki Taguchi, Yasutada Kawata, Nobutaka Tozawa, Takahiro Kudo, Akiko Hirota, Norio Ishii, Yasushi Sekido
Music Composer & Sound Effect: Tetsuya Kawauchi
Lead Programmer: Paul Seedy
Additional Programming: Brett Patterson
Lead Artists: Simon Hart, Rohan Westbury, Warren Hawkes
Additional Artists: Mark Jones, Andy Yong, Robert Walkley, Ben Hemming
Quality Assurance: John Szoke
Saturn Engine: Shane Stevens
Technical Director & Tools: Andrew Bailey
Executive Producer: Arthur Kakouris
Publicity: Yasushi Nakajima, Akira Yamanaka, Jun Kasahara
Special Thanks: Ryoichi Hasegawa, Takahiro Fukada, Seiki Saito, Katsu Oshida, Toshihiro Ando, Hitoshi Furukubo, Tim Larby, Yutaka Sugano
Director & Planner: Takashi Oda
Presented by: AM1

PC version

Producer: Rikiya Nakagawa
Assistant Producer: Hiroshi Aso
Programmers: Koji Ooto, Kazutomo Sanbongi, Kazutaka Horie, Tomoyuki Naito, Gen Miyazaki
Designers: Hiroyuki Taguchi, Yasutada Kawata, Nobutaka Tozawa, Takahiro Kudo, Asako Shirota, Norio Ishii, Yasushi Sekido
Music Composer & Sound Effect: Tetsuya Kawauchi
Lead Programming: Greg Douglas
Lead Artists: Simon Hart, Rohan Westbury, Warren Hawkes
Additional Artists: Ben Hemming, Mark Jones, Andy Yong, Robert Walkley
Quality Assurance: John Szoke, Tom Norgate
PC Engine: Graeme Scott, Greg Douglas, Steve Passiouras
Technical Director & Tools: Andrew Bailey
Executive Producer: Arthur Kakouris
Publicity: Yasushi Nakajima, Akira Yamanaka, Jun Kasahara
Special Thanks: Ryoichi Hasegawa, Takahiro Fukada, Seiki Saito, Katsu Oshida, Toshihiro Ando, Hitoshi Furukubo, Tim Larby
Director & Planner: Takashi Oda
Presented by: AM1

Gallery

Promotional Material

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, p106/107/108
70 №57, p102
70 №485, p36
30
85 №67, p46/47/48
70 №75, p120/121/122
82 №31, p64-67Media:SSM_UK_31.pdf
87 №1998-10, p194Media:SSM_JP_19980403_1998-10.pdf
87 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf
68
Sega Saturn
74
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Thotd sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, EU (Virtua Gun)
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Cover
Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
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Cover
TheHouseoftheDead Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover
Saturn, Asia
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Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №1
Windows PC
40
Based on
1 review

PC, US

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Disc
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Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
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Cover
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Disc
PC, EU
THotD PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTHotD PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
THotD PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgTHotD PC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU (Xplosiv)

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Disc
PC, JP
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Cover
PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
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Cover
PC, AU (Classic)
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Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
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Cover
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Disc
PC, UK (GrabIt)

PC, ES (FX)
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Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
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Cover
PC, KR

PC, HU

PC, IN

References

  1. File:CVG UK 188.pdf, page 84
  2. 2.0 2.1 Press release: 1998-05-05: The House of the Dead Finds New Home On Sega Saturn
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 197.pdf, page 45
The House of the Dead series of games
Arcade 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)
Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (1999) | Ai Sareruyori Ai Shitai: The House of the Dead EX (2008)
Sega Saturn The House of the Dead (1998)
Dreamcast The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (2000)
PC The House of the Dead (1998) | The Typing of the Dead (2000) | The House of the Dead 2 (2001) | The Typing of the Dead 2003 (2005) | The Typing of the Dead 2004 (2003) | The House of the Dead III (2004) | The Typing of the Dead Syoukai (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: Overkill (2013)
Game Boy Advance The Pinball of the Dead (2002)
Xbox The House of the Dead III (2003)
PlayStation 2 The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic (2004)
Nintendo DS Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (2008)
Nintendo Wii The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) | The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009)
PlayStation 3 The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut (2011)
PlayStation Network The House of the Dead III (2012) | The House of the Dead 4 (2012)
iOS Zombie Uchi: Flick of the Dead (2012?) | The House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels (2013)
The House of the Dead related media
Albums The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The House of the Dead 4 Original Sound Tracks (2005)
Books 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) | 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) | Prelude to an Overkill (2009)
Film House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)