hotd2 House of the Dead 2 (USA)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1998
Manufacturer: Sega

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gun

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Naomi House of the Dead 2 Bios (

This machine has the following clones:
 • House of the Dead 2
 • House of the Dead 2 (prototype)

This machine is NOT working in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Preliminary
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Imperfect
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .133u5

The MAME driver of this machine is: naomi.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    SH-4 (little) ("maincpu")cpu 200000000 Hz
    ARM7 ("soundcpu")cpu 2822400 Hz
    Z80 ("mie_maple:mie")cpu 16000000 Hz
    M68000 ("comm_board:m3commcpu")cpu 10000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    AICA ("aica")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 480 @ 61.702586 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Bilinear FilteringOff
    Disable Render CallsOff
    Monitor31 kHz
     15 kHz

  • RAM Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    128K (131072)

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    bios0 HOTD2 (Export)
    bios1 HOTD2 (USA)
    bios2 HOTD2 (Proto)

  • ROMs (22 of the machine set, 5 of the BIOS set, 5 of various devices) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    epr-21331.ic272097152065f8500 49a3881e8d76f952ef5e887200d77b4a415d47fe good hod2bios
    epr-21330.ic2720971529e3bfa1b b539d38c767b0551b8e7956c1ff795de8bbe2fbc good hod2bios
    hotd2biosproto.ic272097152ea74e967 e4d037480eb6555d335a8ab9cd6c56122335586d good hod2bios
    main_eeprom.bin128fea29cbb 4099f1747aafa07db34f6e072cd9bfaa83bae10e good hod2bios
    x76f100_eeprom.bin1323ea24b6a 3a730ebcf56e0060fef6b1b02eb2eb7cfb7e61dc good hod2bios
    tg12.ic2655362c9600b1 91813a43851c48d400fde41b1198dabf55bade2d good hotd2
    epr-21585.ic222097152b23d1a0c 9e77980d1aa980c879886e53cc76a16d7a9d43a1 good hotd2
    mpr-21386.ic1838860888fb0562 185a0eab68d86617cb6325d64c48a2dd4854622b good hotd2
    mpr-21387.ic283886085f4dd576 5483c3949e587bbcca7e8fc7db9aff4cd2a33f02 good hotd2
    mpr-21388.ic383886083e62fca4 8cdebdebabc88160f458e1e779d9ebb4e6a14523 good hotd2
    mpr-21389.ic483886086f73a852 d5fd4c0800b3a1ea04231018fcaba79184fa1d87 good hotd2
    mpr-21390.ic58388608c7950445 4f56768f07703452ef92d183e4ee654ab9711283 good hotd2
    mpr-21391.ic683886085a812247 7636661da0cc9bd5a1a2062f9f3ef65889c86fd5 good hotd2
    mpr-21392.ic7838860817e9414a 9f291c4dd9a049eeed88d80867f7fca1d15c6095 good hotd2
    mpr-21393.ic883886085d2d8134 a2941b6afd0302822133d932064d1aad873b1c04 good hotd2
    mpr-21394.ic98388608eacaf26d 21e35def0ed998a70cc982f373feb50b7974612a good hotd2
    mpr-21395.ic1083886081e3686be 7ec1b3c9c94882c5fe7b6ba6ffe9220e90824870 good hotd2
    mpr-21396.ic1183886085ada00a2 981c65310c89e7a26e2b2c3e57623e78f6ad33d0 good hotd2
    mpr-21397.ic12s83886089eff6247 9257492fc3e48516897002dd3ff247093af27d87 good hotd2
    mpr-21398.ic13s83886088a80b16a ffeb061b31027ac322c14b9050c686b2b844d2e1 good hotd2
    mpr-21399.ic14s83886087ae20daf b36d8e490ac477db178b8df08f7997448308d3fd good hotd2
    mpr-21400.ic15s8388608fbb8641b 6cb44f0a3f80eb68a218bba97b2395961c596b9c good hotd2
    mpr-21401.ic16s83886083881ec23 e4b87a6c6fd6a2eeda8e0e5ae7bed01b18386e54 good hotd2
    mpr-21402.ic17s838860866bff6e4 f87d618231b71b65952fc7ea7ccabdd208622a00 good hotd2
    mpr-21403.ic18s83886088cd2f654 77eb7061caaf0288aad04ed88c4247d27617f338 good hotd2
    mpr-21404.ic19s83886086cf6e705 68d7e9becefe27b556e0c5d7ba00efd2d1fb71ca good hotd2
    mpr-21405.ic20s8388608495e6265 57936367fec0000691641525682fb8aefc4e4f56 good hotd2
    315-6146.bin20489b197e35 864d14d58732dd4e2ee538ccc71fa8df7013ba06 good mie
    sp5001.bin327682f17e21a ac227ef3ca52ef17321bd60e435dba147645d8b8 good jvs13551
    sp5001-b.bin32768121693cd c9834aca671aff5e283ac708788c2a0f4a5bdecc good jvs13551
    sp5002-a.bin32768a088df8c 8237e9b18b8367d3f5b99b8f29c528a55c2e0fbf good jvs13551
    315-6215.bin32768d7c97e40 b1ae8db332f869c4fdbbae15967baeca0bc7f57d good jvs13551

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


The House of the Dead 2 (c) 1998 Sega.

The Special Agents who were assigned to the original House of the Dead mission, thought they were successful in wiping out the evil that resided in secret laboratories and underground passages : however, they were wrong, Dead Wrong!

In the 1st installment of House of the Dead, the situation was a grave one. However, with new hidden passages, giving the player the opportunity to alter the course of each game. The House of the Dead 2 is sure to create more excitement along with a deadlier outcome.

Unbeknownst to the Special Agents, Curlens' scientist and experiments escaped through hidden passages in the mansion. The lifeless corpses and mutilated specimens terrorize the countryside while heading for the targeted City.

The House of the Dead 2, debuting on Sega's new, low cost, high performance, Naomi Hardware Platform, guarantees excitement while the player travels through 6 new challenging levels, using a new light-gun system to destroy new zombies, gruesome creatures, ghastly ghouls, and freaks of modern science, that are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever.


[1] Deluxe Type.

[2] Super Deluxe Type.

[3] Upright Type.

Sega NAOMI hardware

CPU : Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC CPU (200 MHz 360 MIPS / 1.4 GFLOPS)

Graphic Engine : PowerVR (PVR2DC)

Sound Engine : ARM7 Yamaha AICA 45 MHZ


Common Abbreviations : THOFD2

Released in November 1998 in Japan.

Released in January 1999 in North America.

The House of the Dead 2 was the first game released on NAOMI hardware.


* Show Score : L is the Left pistol trigger and R is the Right pistol trigger...

Insert coins into the HOTD2 machine. Then, click on L 2 times, R 3 times, L once, R once and press Start before demo begins.

* Increase Life Stock : To increase the number of lives a player will have, rapidly push the start button while inserting coins.

Note : This trick also works during the game!

* Grenade Launcher : On the first level hit all enemies in the HEAD and when you reach the 1st Boss you will pick up a grenade launcher .

* Quick Reload : Any fan of arcade shooters will know that it's time consuming to reload by shooting the gun away from the screen, and annoying losing your target. For a quick and painless reload, simply put your fingers in front of the nozzle and squeeze one off - then you can get back to killing whatever it was you were killing without interruption.

* No Reloading On Final Boss : If you shoot your gun away from the screen 5 times right before fighting the final boss, you won't have to reload.

* Bonus Room : If you manage to get through the entire game without killing any civilians or letting the zombies kill any civilians, you will be rewarded with a bonus room, just before the last boss. The room contains life-ups and bonus points.

* Boss Tactics :

1) Judgement : Aim for the purple bat.

2) Heroplant : Aim for his heart,in the middle.

3) Tower : Aim for the heads that are charging up or turning yellow.

4) Strenghten : Aim for his head.

5) Magician : Aim for his left or right leg. He is faster, quicker and harder than the magician in House of the Dead part 1, so be careful!

6) Emperor : Aim for the pink ball of his body. His life goes down little by little.

* Endings :

1) Get a score of 80,000 or more for the GOOD ending

2) Get a score less than 80,000 with the last digit 0 for the BAD ending (but it is good in a way)

3) Get a score less than 80,000 with the last digit 1-9 not 0 for the NORMAL ending.


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. The House of the Dead EX (2008)

6. The House of the Dead - Overkill (2009, Nintendo Wii)


Producer : Rikiya Nakagawa

Programmers : Koji Ooto, Hitoshi Shimokawa, Kazutomo Sanbongi, Kazutaka Horie, Gen Miyazaki, Akira Ogata, Junji Shibasaki

Designers : Akira Watanabe, Nobutaka Tozawa, Takuya Ohashi, Norihito Omoda, Masaharu Ijichi, Shien Kato, Satoshi Kobayashi, Megumi Barada, Takashi Fukuda, Toshihiro Fujimaki

Sound director : Tetsuya Kawauchi

Sound : Haruyoshi Tomita

Publicity : Mika Araki

Director & Planner : Takashi Oda


* Consoles :

Sega Dreamcast (1999)

Microsoft XBOX (2002, "The House of the Dead III") : included in.

Nintendo Wii (2008, as part of "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2001)


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Information on hotd2

0.133u5 [Guru]


- 0.144: Arzeno Fabrice added clone House of the Dead 2 (prototype).

- 0.143u1: Angelo Salese hooked up idle skip for HOTD2. Angelo Salese and O. Galibert implemented lightgun inputs, game is now playable with several gfx issues (due of the different PVR used). Provided EPROM dump for the I/O gunboard on HOTD2 PCB [Guru].

- 0.142u3: Fixed year info.

- 0.137u4: Wouter added clone House of the Dead 2 (original). Work-around for an int32 overflow bug in the renderer, makes The House of the Dead 2 / The Typing of the Dead to not crash during attract mode [Angelo Salese]. f205v corrected mask ROM numbers for House of the Dead 2.

- 3rd May 2010: Angelo Salese - Found the reason that kept The House of the Dead 2 / The Typing of the Dead to crash without any log, it was an int32 overflow bug in our renderer. Following are snaps actually taken from HOTD2 (that is known to have an earlier revision of the PowerVR, hence there are more video glitches than normal), since I've recently discovered that it boots fine in MAME, with the same protection check as Zombie Revenge / Dynamite Baseball.

- 1st May 2010: Smitdogg - Wouter dumped an alt. version of House of the Dead 2.

- 21st November 2009: Guru - I did get some stuff from Smitdogg. Some of it was dumped several weeks ago... HOTD2.

- 0.133u5: Guru added House of the Dead 2 (Sega 1999).

- 5th September 2009: R. Belmont - In other Guru news we've got a complete dump for NAOMI House of the Dead 2. The game won't run in MAME.

- 1st August 2009: Smitdogg - We got House of the Dead 2 with recycled funds. A lot of early NAOMI roms are already going bad so we need to get them backed up. They don't exactly have the average lifespan of a 2708.


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