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The House of the Dead

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The House of the Dead
The House of the Dead
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega AM1, Sega AM4 (cabinet) Sega Saturn Tantalus Interactive

Distributor(s): Deith Leisure (UK)

System(s): Sega Model 2C CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC

Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















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 1998-03-15 $? 81802
Sega Saturn EU 1998-04-10 £? MK81802-50
Sega Saturn EU (Virtua Gun) 1998-04-10 £? 81805
Sega Saturn BR 199x $? 191x71
Sega Saturn AS 199x MK-80318-40
PCs JP 199x ¥?  ?
PCs US 1998 $? 85075
PCs EU 1998 £?  ?
PCs KR 199x ₩?  ?

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

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Sega Saturn 68 Sega Retro Average
Based on 6 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 90 №76, p106/107/108
EDGE 70 №57, p102
Fun Generation 30
Joypad 70 №75, p120/121/122
Sega Saturn Magazine 82 №31, p64/65/66/67
Video Games 68
Saturn, US
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Cover

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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

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Spinecard
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Saturn, Asia
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PCs 40 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Arcade 40 №1
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
PC, EU (Fair Game)
PC, JP
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Cover

PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
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Cover

PC, AU
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
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Cover

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Disc
PC, ES (FX)
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Cover

PC, ES (Xplosiv)
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Cover

PC, KR
PC, HU


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)
Film House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)