The House of the Dead III

The Arcade PCB by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

The House of the Dead III screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

The House of the Dead III © 2002 Sega.


The long awaited 3rd chapter in the series is finally here. Re-live the Gory truth that is House of the Dead 3.

House of the Dead 3 takes you on a thrilling action adventure of cinematic proportions full of spectacular surprises and emotional encounters.

In each stage the player will fight against different types of vile creatures and a boss character. The boss character will appear at different timings in each stage. Some time it will appear at the beginning, some times during the middle of the stage and sometimes at the end.

A new feature of this game is that the player can choose which stage they want to challenge next. This allows the players to use their own strategy in the game. However even in the same stage, the events will change depending on the sequence of stages that the player took to get there. This will ensure that the player will experience something new each time.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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The House of the Dead III the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Runs on the Sega "Chihiro" Hardware.

TRIVIA

Released in December 2002 in Japan.

Early in-development screenshots of The House of The Dead III released to the press looked very different to the finished version, sporting a cell-shaded look not that dissimilar to Jet Set Radio. It is rumoured that the game reverted to a more realistic/traditional look because of negative feedback.

UPDATES

The deluxe cabinet includes a larger screen.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Show Score : Insert 1 credit, then when the 'Press Start' screen appears quickly enter the code using the shotgun triggers (left = 1p gun, right = 2p gun) : Left(x2), Right(x2), Left, Right, Left.

• Bonuses : To get the bonuses, you and/or your partner cannot use a continue. The bonuses are located just before you reach the final Boss.

SERIES

1. The House of the Dead (1996)
2. The House of the Dead 2 (1998)
3. The House of the Dead III (2003)
4. The House of the Dead 4 (2005)
5. Loving Deads - The House of the Dead EX (2008)
6. The House of the Dead - Overkill (2009, Nintendo Wii)

PORTS

Consoles:


Microsoft XBOX [Q74 00001] (Jan 2003)
Nintendo Wii (2008, as part of "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return")

Computers:


PC [MS Windows] [HCJ-0360] (Mar 2005)

SOURCES
Machine's picture.
Game's ROM.
Official website: http://sega.jp/arcade/hod3/home.html

Page last modified on March 27, 2014