The House of the Dead 4

Arcade Video game published 19 years ago by SEGA Corp.

Listed in MAME

The House of the Dead 4 screenshot

The House of the Dead 4 © 2005 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

House of the Dead 4 elevates the House of the Dead legacy. Players can now navigate through six stages with player-selected routes, shoot a newly modified version of a sub-machine gun with a reload technique, throw a hand grenade by pressing a button on the gun, or fight with hand-to-hand combat and wiggle yourself free by shaking your weapon.


This amazingly morbid game comes in three cabinet configurations : a 62'' High-def Super Deluxe Monitor with huge crowd appeal, 52'' HD Deluxe, and a 29'' HD Standard. There are also two violence settings (mild and extreme).

Sega Lindbergh Hardware

CPU : Intel Pentium 4 3.0G HT (800Mhz FSB - 1MB L2 Cache)
GFX : NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series GPU
GFX Memory : 256MB (256 bit GDDR3)
OS : Montavista Linux
GFX Capabilities : Vertex Shader 3.0, Pixel Shader 3.0
Audio : 3D audio synthesizer chip onboard, possible to have 64 sounds playing simultaneously, 5.1 surround output.
Video output: One analog D-Sub, Two Digital DVI outputs.
Display : Single or dual monitor support. Can output the same picture to each monitor or different pictures on each monitor, the resolution for each of the 2 monitors can also be different.
Sound output: The two front speakers have RCA connectors, SPDIF for full surround.
Resolution : HDTV (High Definition)
RAM : 1024MB 184pin DDR SD-RAM PC3200 (2x 512MB DDR 400 sticks)
LAN : 10/100/1000 TBase Gigabit Network
Other : DVD Drive Support, USB2.0 (x4) - Sega ALL.NET online support.
Connector Format : JVS
Protection : High Spec original security module.


The House of the Dead 4 (HOTD4) was released on December 20, 2005 in Japan.

HOTD4 is the first release on Sega's new Lindbergh Hardware System. Lindbergh delivers graphics and sound approaching motion picture quality, and is capable of managing more information than any hardware system ever developed. This means more action on the screen and greater depth of play.

Soundtrack releases (For limited-edition) : The House of the Dead 4 Original Sound Tracks [Wave Master - WM-0517 - December 21, 2005]


An upgraded version of the game called "The House of the Dead 4 Special" was released in 2006 and included a large moving cabinet and a bigger screen than the original version.


* Show Score : This code can be entered before or after inserting credits, at the title screen. Input this sequence on either gun (Let 1 be the trigger, and 2 be the greanade button) : 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1. You should hear a sound if the code was entered correctly. Your score will then be displayed on the upper corners of the screen during gameplay.

* Struggle Faster : In the 'Shake it loose!' screen, instead of shaking the gun vertically, shake it horizontally. Be careful not to hit the viewer(s) beside you.

* Reload Faster : Instead of shaking the gun or aiming it outside the screen, just cover the muzzle with your hand.


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)


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Official website: http://hod4.sega.jp