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hotd3: MAME ROM Information.


The House of the Dead III (c) 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.


Sega Chihiro hardware


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.


The deluxe cabinet includes a larger screen.


* 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.


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)


* 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)


Machine's picture.

Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.132u4 [MAME Italia]

GDROM required


- 11th September 2009: Alex's Rom Dumping Project - (The House of the Dead III) I have spent my free time today patching this game to run on type3 Chihiro board. This game, Crazy Taxi High Roller and maybe others (i dont really know, but Andy may know it) its a Chihiro Type 1 only game, that means that it will refushes to run on Type3 board (the lsat model and the one i got). The only side effect is that Media Board Id dosent get showed on the main screen. It took me some time to guess why the game was refushing to load test mode after i removed the first check, but now everything works fine.

- 0.132u4: MAME Italia added 'The House of the Dead III [GDX-0001]' (Sega 2002).

- 20th April 2009: MAME Italia dumped The House of the Dead III (GDX-0001)(V1.004). Note: Release Date 20021029, TOC DISC.

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Romset: 1 kb / 1 files / 197 zip

GDROM: 1.25 GB (Compressed: 428.2)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="hotd3" sourcefile="chihiro.c" romof="chihiro">
              <description>The House of the Dead III (GDX-0001)</description>
              <biosset name="bios0" description="Chihiro Bios" default="yes"/>
              <rom name="chihiro_xbox_bios.bin" merge="chihiro_xbox_bios.bin" bios="bios0" size="524288" crc="66232714" sha1="b700b0041af8f84835e45d1d1250247bf7077188" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fpr21042_m29w160et.bin" merge="fpr21042_m29w160et.bin" bios="bios0" size="2097152" crc="a4fcab0b" sha1="a13cf9c5cdfe8605d82150b7573652f419b30197" region="others" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic10_g24lc64.bin" merge="ic10_g24lc64.bin" bios="bios0" size="8192" crc="cfc5e06f" sha1="3ababd4334d8d57abb22dd98bd2d347df39648d9" region="others" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ic11_24lc024.bin" merge="ic11_24lc024.bin" bios="bios0" size="128" crc="8dc8374e" sha1="cc03a0650bfac4bf6cb66e414bbef121cba53efe" region="others" offset="202000"/>
              <rom name="pc20_g24lc64.bin" merge="pc20_g24lc64.bin" bios="bios0" size="8192" crc="7742ab62" sha1="82dad6e2a75bab4a4840dc6939462f1fb9b95101" region="others" offset="202080"/>
              <rom name="ver1305.bin" merge="ver1305.bin" bios="bios0" size="2097152" crc="a738ea1c" sha1="45d94d0c39be1cb3db9fab6610a88a550adda4e9" region="others" offset="204080"/>
              <rom name="317-0348-com.data" size="80" crc="d28219ef" sha1="40dbbc092bc9f99b8d2ae67fbefacd62184f90ec" region="pic" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="gdx-0001" sha1="174c72f851d0c97e8993227467f16b0781ed2f5c" status="baddump" region="gdrom" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="PENTIUM" clock="733333333"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="18432000" htotal="640" hbend="0" hbstart="640" vtotal="480" vbend="0" vbstart="480" />
              <sound channels="0"/>
              <input players="0">
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>
              <slot name="drive_0">
                     <slotoption name="bb" devname="ide_baseboard" default="yes"/>
              <slot name="drive_1">
                     <slotoption name="bb" devname="ide_baseboard"/>

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