The Goldman Building, also referred to as Goldman's Headquarters or the Goldman Headquarters, is a building that served as the managerial and administrative center for Caleb Goldman's financial conglomerate, as well as his personal office. Its laboratories conducted human genome research derived from genetic engineer Dr. Roy Curien, though to further Goldman's plan to regulate human populations with hostile biologically-engineered creatures; this resulted in two worldwide incidents that were investigated by the American government organization AMS.
The Goldman Building is stationed on a small island located off the coast of an unnamed, European-like city, and can only be accessed via a bridge. The bridge has many "Checkpoints" or structures on each segment, though none are explored. In The House of the Dead 2, the Hierophant is fought in front of one of them. While in The House of the Dead 4, a creature driving a car crashes and falls down a hole the boss made.Once inside the complex, the tower itself is extensive, and there are a number of paths, labs, and corridors, including a bridge near the top that connects specifically to the CEO office.
The front yard is where there are four creatures before encountering the Magician once again. In The House of the Dead 4, the battle sequence is skipped, and the players go straight into the lobby of the building. The yard is also the place where Goldman's legacy, The World is fought at the end of 4.
This notable and familiar location is the entrance to the Headquarters. The number of floors that exist between The House of the Dead 2 and 4 remains the same, though there are several aesthetic changes between the two, such as the latter being lit up on the inside due to it being night outside. This is where the battle with the Star takes place in 4.
49th Floor (HOD4 only) Edit
The first corridor is infested with Lances, Franklins, and Erics. As the player moves on, the next corridor appears to have a more oriental Japanese theme, as evidenced by the doors and the blossom on a wall. This makes the Headquarters look more like a castle than an office.
50th Floor (HOD2 only) Edit
This is where Goldman's office is located. It is infested with various creatures armed with pulse laser swords or steel boomerangs. Defeat them to advance to the clone lab where the second fight with The Tower takes place. The last corridor in this floor has a more futuristic theme in keeping with the creatures' themes.
Final bridge/staircase Edit
Once beating the Tower (only in 2) and all the zombies surrounding it, you will come up on a small bridge that hangs over the lobby, which connects to the center and above it is the CEO Atrium. Not a single creature is encountered here.
CEO Atrium/Office Edit
The Atrium is the final room before the CEO office where Goldman resides. It has two massive metal pillars decorating around the room and framing the main door. Goldman's office, is a large room with a singular window, there is not much else other than his desk, and the floor design is relatively, if not the same design from the Courtyard. It is revealed in The House of the Dead 4 that a computer is concealed in the desk. The roof of the main office is where Goldman reveals his creation, the Emperor, in The House of the Dead 2.
Official Art Edit
- ↑ Sega Wow Inc. (30 December 2005). The House of the Dead 4. Arcade and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Reunion. Kate Green: Where are we going? / James Taylor: The email I just recieved confirmed it for me. It's where everything started...Goldman Building!
- ↑ The House of the Dead 2 (1998), route map
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The House of the Dead 4 (2005), route map