SEGA Golden Gun


Sega Golden Gun
Developer: Sega Shanghai Studio
Platforms: Arcade
Release: 2011

Golden Gun is Sega’s latest light gun shooter which utilizes the use of golden gun where players have to defeat the army of the undead and phantoms. The game also features a unique gameplay system where players can “Co-op shot” a enemy to score more points, choose multiple paths, and upgrade weapons & shields with points. This game has quite a few references to The House of the Dead series. In fact, a lot of references to the series. You’ll notice as soon as you play the game, you might bump into a couple of familiar creatures and scenes. Pretty safe to say that it maybe a spin-off. Continue reading

The House of the Dead 4

The House of the Dead 4
Developer: Sega WOW Overworks
Platforms: Arcade, PS3
Release: 2005 (Arcade) 2012 (PS3)

The House of the Dead 4 is the fourth installment of the series. The game runs on Sega’s Lindbergh arcade hardware that delivers motions picture quality sound and graphics. The hardware’s power allows more zombies than ever before to fill the screen with such intricate detail the player will be in a world he has never experienced before. Weaponary has changed once again in this installment with the use of a lightweight sub-machine gun with a new feature to allow reloading ammunition and escaping enemy grasps by “simply shaking the gun” Continue reading

The House of the Dead III


The House of the Dead III
Developer: Sega WOW Entertainment
Platforms: Arcade, Xbox, PC, Wii (2&3 Return), PS3
Release: 2003

The House of the Dead III is another light gun shooter developed by Sega WOW (formally AM1) for the Chihiro arcade hardware which has the same architectures from Microsoft’s Xbox hardware. The game departs from the first two games. Instead of using light gun pistols, players must use shotguns to do away with zombies and reload by pumping it. The branching system is different from the previous games as well. The player is given options for navigating through the game prior to the start of most stages, ultimately going through the same areas with different results dependent on the order chosen. Rescue Events replaces civilians and players must rescue each other from the grasp of the evil creatures. An extra life will be awarded to the player if they are successful of saving their partner from harm. Continue reading

The House of the Dead 2


The House of the Dead 2
Developer: Sega AM1
Platforms: Arcade, Dreamcast, PC, Xbox (Unlockable in III), Wii (2&3 Return)
Release: 1998 (Arcade) 2000 (Dreamcast)

The House of the Dead 2 is a light gun shooter and the sequel to the original House of the Dead game developed by Sega AM1 for the Naomi arcade hardware. Similar to the previous players must shoot the creatures and save as many innocent people as you can. Unlike the previous game, players can now reload the gun automatically by aiming outside the screen without pulling the trigger. It also incorporates a branching path system that allows players to take a variety of different routes leading to the same point in the game’s story. The story takes place in Venice, Italy on February 26, 2000 after the Curien Mansion incident. AMS agents, James Taylor and Gary Stewart, are sent to investigate the strange events in the city and put an end to this new case. Friends… the door of fate shall open. Continue reading

The House of the Dead


The House of the Dead
Developer: Sega AM1
Platforms: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PC, Mobile
Release: 1996-97

The House of the Dead is a light gun shooter developed by Sega AM1 for the Model 2 arcade hardware. The game is similar to one of Sega’s other titles such as Virtua Cop where players must shoot the enemy target and save as many innocent people as you can. However, the enemies are not human, their the undead created by a mad scientist who wishes to eliminate the human race. As an agent, you must stop him, blast away his evil creatures with your Sega Stunner and save as many scientist as you can, including the main protanganist’s girlfriend. The game also has a unique branching system where you can choose a path around the mansion depending on your choice. Remember not to go into the house… alone. Continue reading