The SEGA Forever social channels enters into the territory of THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD series as part SEGA 60th Anniversary celebration with tons of interesting trivia on the classic arcade light gun shooter including console ports, plot points, and easter egg appearances in other SEGA titles. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
Special Thanks to Danny from SEGA of America for giving me the opportunity to help with this video!
This is a roughly translated version of The Sub Story to the original House of the Dead roughly from the Japanese Sega Saturn Perfect Guide. Illustrations done by Lisa Lee.
Below are excerpts from Thomas Rogan’s note.
[Study of Dr. Curien]
Dr. Curien was trying to gain the power of God. A quarter century ago, humanity had already begun to regenerate material, that is, to make perfect copies. He also scientifically mutated and created forbidden “life” and planned to put “life” on Coby itself. And based on that copy that “the life” lived in, he was trying to create a living being. It was his study that was pushing like crazy in DBR corp.This plan was being carried out secretly by Dr. Curien, but excessive research is known to the government, DBRcorp. Suddenly had been dismissed.
[Purpose of Research]
After the director’s dismissal, Dr. Curien was secretly studying in his hall to create creatures. It was also around the time when his son, Daniel Curien, died of an unknown disease. Sudden by the director’s dismissal and son’s death, Dr. Curien begims to have strong distrust of humans. The purpose of the research was to develop an organism that could stand above man for the sake of human hatred and resurrection.
[Living organisms to above humans]
The creature Dr. Curien is trying to create. Human beings have been the at the top of the food chain for a long time, but he was also trying to create a creature to be above human beings. Of course it was for hatred and revenge against humans. In addition, it was a creature called Type 00 “Magician” that became the first creature to stand above the unfinished organisms. Dr. Curien made it possible to command the “Magician” at his own discretion, but it seems that the program was secretly changed by a mysterious man.
The mysterious man who appeared in front of Dr. Curien after the director’s dismissal. He tried to create an organism to stand above human beings as well as Curien. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but apparently it seems that he creates creatures for a different purpose than Curien. The mysterious person who never showed up at all in the case at the Curien Mansion. DBR Corp. It is said that he was responsible for the abduction of a researcher inside the mansion.
DNA Bio Reacter Corporation, a research institute for biological research, mainly for genetic and DNA recombination research. It is a government research institution, and it’s activities are partly open to the public. Also, the research process has been reported to government agencies on a sequential basis.
The research on DNA Bio-Reacter is mainly carried out. Their research themes vary, however, they intervene in unknown fields such as “Catalog of human genome”, “Proof of biodeterminism”, “Intervention to DNA somatic cells”, “Existence system of acquired RNA” and more. The researchers at the Curien Mansion were abducted and forced to engage in research by Dr. Curien, but there was a tragedy that would be attacked by zombies when it was used late in the study.
Hello AMS agents! Kori here to give you all a few updates to The Website of the Dead. I’ve been working with a top score HotD1 player, Egregiousguy, in the USA to work on a high score guide for each chapter in the original House of the Dead game (which you can find under chapters) as we prepare for the upcoming remakes by Forever Entertainment. Other games in the series will follow suit in given time.
I’ve also added a fan art section for the community fanbase from around the world to share their own HotD artwork. If you would like to submit your own House of the Dead fan art, feel free to send a direct message to WotD Twitter!
Welcome to The House of the Dead Community Fan Art section where fans of the series from all over the world can submit their House of the Dead fan art to The Website of the Dead. If you want to submit your fan art, send over a direct message on Twitter!
The official House of the Dead twitter accounthas recently made an announcement that the latest House of the Dead installment will receive an brand new attraction called House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn: The Attraction at Tokyo Joypolis in Japan which will be playable on March 19th.
The attraction will replace The House of the Dead 4 Special, an updated version and side story to the fourth game, which stopped its operation recently this month and will feature a shooting ride theater type attraction with the capacity of 12 players (4 players each on 3 screens). The objective of the attraction is to work together as a team by shooting down incoming creatures and bosses in a building while obtaining the highest ranked score. Check out screens of the attraction below the article!
Hello friends in the HotD Community! I’m here to wish you all a Happy Halloween. With the remakes of the first two games in the series in development by MegaPixel Studio and published by Forever Entertainment, I went ahead and updated the game pages for both games all this month with their own chapters, endings, gallery, music, cheats, artwork and trivia sections with high score guides coming soon on a later date with the help of skilled players in the community for newcomers introduced to the House of the Dead series.
Other House of the Dead games that came after the first two will also be updated in a similar fashion. Feel free to navigate through the pages and Happy Halloween from The Website of the Dead!
Occurs after beating the game under 80,000 pts with continues. You will be thanked by the people and fellow agents you’ve saved.
Occurs after beating the game under 80,000 pts with the last digit being 0 with Goldman resurrected as zombie after his suicidal fall.
Occurs after beating the game over 80,000 pts with the last digit not 0. You will be greeted by AMS Agent Thomas Rogan, a key witness of the 1998 Curien Mansion. He will lead you to the next battle ahead.
“At last, you’ve come… friends. The door of fate shall open.“
Finally, we reached Goldman’s headquarters. There, an eerie creature that is completely different from the past is waiting. You can’t turn back anymore … The last battle for the human race survival begins …
High Score Guide
Original Mode Guide
Boss: Emperor Type-a
Created by Goldman, this creature must be at the top of nature. That is “EMPEROR”. The weak point is the red core that is visible in the center of the transparent body .
Unlike other bosses, you can cut down on its health as much as you shoot, so you’ll be able to test the “accuracy” and “fire power” you’ve been using so far .
“EMPEROR” attack patterns can be broadly divided into three types.
 Bit Attack Randomly attack with 3 types: throwing spheres, throwing spheres simultaneously, and rushing.
One hand is pushed out before the attack. Be careful because the speed of the sphere changes depending on the difficulty. Spheres can be shot in one shot, so deal with them without rushing.
○ Simultaneous Spheres
When shooting spheres simultaneous, “EMPEROR” pushes out both hands before the attack . There is no change in speed when the spheres are shot simultaneously.
○ Rushing cut
When it prepares rush, the “EMPEROR” will accumulate energy before the attack, so you can shoot a lot in the gap . If you fire the core while its wielding a sword, you can stop the attack.
 Dummy Attack
If you reduce it’s health by about 30%, the attack pattern of the “EMPEROR” will change, and will attack you by changing into the bosses you’ve have fought so far.
This pattern is always used when a bullet reaches the core during JUDGMENT charging. There is no pattern of turning left and right, so fire in the middle .
jumps high and tries to poke a spear. There is no opening and closing of the chest, so you can just shoot at the core . It’s the easiest pattern to deal with.
Once it tilt its neck to the right and start to hang from the top, it is important to aim at the moment you turn right . The aim is fixed at the upper right corner toward “EMPEROR”, and when “TOWER” starts moving , try to shoot the place continuously .
○ The point is to aim around this
forehead slightly above the STRENGTH head . You can shoot only for a moment before the chainsaw can hit you, so the timing is considerably severe compared to other dummy attacks. This is the most difficult pattern to deal with.
 Rotation attack When the
When the remaining health is about 1/3, it becomes only the core and rushes with a bit that rotates around .
It is necessary to aim well because the core is small, but if you aim calmly, you can easily deal with it. If you get to here, you win.
Goldman is on the top floor of the building at A0063. Goldman is waiting for the AMS, with the emperor’s awakening in mind. Your ambition … is to stop him at all cost!
High Score Guide
Original Mode Guide
Boss: Magician Type-0
One of Dr. Curien’s greatest masterpieces. “MAGICIAN” is a powerful life form that can manipulate flames freely. It was supposed to have been buried in the Curien Mansion case …
There are four weak points, the left upper arm, right lower arm, left thigh, and right shin that are not covered by armor . Attacks other than weak points are not allowed.
The weak part of the foot is easy to aim because the exposed part is larger and the movement is less .
There are two basic attack patterns.
 Fire bullets at the fire projectile from both hands of the “MAGICIAN”. While accumulating energy, fire towards the weak point, and when a
bullet is fired , give priority to shooting the projectile .
The fire projectiles can be shot down with a single shot, so if you have reached this point, you should be able to deal with them.
 Flame slashing “MAGICIAN” rushes with the flame in his arm. Whether or not to attack. This attack will be a parting of life and death. If you hit a weak point, you can stop the attack, so as soon as he start rushing, aiming at his left thigh or right shin is easy to deal with.
When “MAGICIAN” loses half of his health, the fire projectiles will come down mercilessly from the sky. 10 shots fired from both hands, with shooting the 5 rounds at them in the center.
Here, the continuous rapid fire means a lot, so put a lot of power into it.
Because the “MAGICIAN” is defenseless while he accumulates energy , aim at the right foot and aim at a focused attack to take him down once and for all.
Apparently something happened to Amy and Harry who separated along the way. Go through the spooky dark underpass with prisons and basements and hurry to the Coliseum!
High Score Guide
Original Mode Guide
Boss: Strength Type-205
“STRENGTH” is a huge zombie that wields a huge chainsaw. The weak point of “STRENGTH” is the head, but it is hard to hit because it is shot with a chainsaw.
There are three types of attack patterns.
 The chainsaw cutting “STRENGTH” rushes at a tremendous momentum and cuts with a chainsaw . The only way to stop him is to fire at the head.
Continue to aim to hit this ,
You got to attack so that it prevents the creature to not attack with the chainsaw as much as possible.
“STRENGTH” will throw a hatchet that has been driven into his body. Shoot the hatchet flying in an arc, then aim at the head.
 Jump cut “STRENGTH” jumps from the top of the wall. There is a chance to shoot your head just before landing, but be careful because the timing is severe . From the moment you jump off, the
the point is to fire around the jaw .
Occasionally, a chain saw is raised and is threatening, but there are plenty of opportunities. Shoot bullets into your head without mercy.
The route is divided into the east side and the west side of the Coliseum, but the basic strategy is the same. You can also shoot “STRENGTH” body and gradually reduce his health bar, but you can’t stop the momentum, so you should continue to aim at the head.