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HOD2OriginalModeTrunk

Original Mode's item selection screen.

Original Mode is a mode that can be selected in the Dreamcast and PC ports of The House of the Dead 2 and the Wii port The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return. Original Mode offers several more options and customizable content as opposed to the arcade version, such as bullet strength, chamber effect, various guns, costumes, various life and credit options, and other miscellaneous choices.

Items

The main difference between Arcade and Original Mode are items that can be selected at the beginning of each mission for a customizable experience. Some items cannot be combined together.

Guns

These items replace the game's default weapon, the pistol, with other weapons. The bullet icons on the UI (user interface) change accordingly.

Item Name Description
HOD2Shotgun
Shotgun 2 powerful shotgun shells.
HOD2AirGun
Air Gun ?
HOD2ToyGun
Toy Gun ?
HOD2MachineGun
Machine Gun Holds 6 bullets, which all spray at once when fired.
HOD2GrenadeLauncher
Grenade Launcher 3 powerful grenades.

Bullets

These items are modifications to the default pistol.

Item Name Description
HOD2PowerUp1
1.2 Weak firepower.
HOD2PowerUp2
1.5 Has the same caliber as Arcade Mode.
HOD2PowerUp3
2.0 Stronger than the default bullet strength.
HOD2BulletBlow
Bullet Blow Kills creatures instantly, but does not affect bosses.

Gun Chambers

These items increase the player's maximum bullet count by varying amounts.

Item Name Description
HOD2Chamber2
+2 Chamber Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 2.
HOD2Chamber4
+4 Chamber Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 4.
HOD2Chamber8
+8 Chamber Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 8.
HOD2InfiniteChamber
Infinite Chamber Grants players unlimited ammunition.

Gameplay Options

These items enhance gameplay in varying ways.

Item Name Description
HOD2Credit+2
+2 Credit Increases the player's number of credits (continues) by 2.
HOD2Credit+5
+5 Credit Increases the player's number of credits by 5.
HOD2Credit+10
+10 Credit Increases the player's number of credits by 10.
HOD2InfiniteCredit
Infinite Credit Grants the player infinite credits (continues). "Free Play" will appear on the screen.
HOD2+2Life
+2 Life Adds 2 lives to the player's current life count.
HOD2+5Life
+5 Life Adds 5 lives to the player's current life count.
HOD2ExtraFirstAidKits
Extra First Aid Kits ?
HOD21-4Life
Life 1/4 ?
HOD2DoubleScore
Double Score Doubles all points earned throughout the game.

Costumes

These items alter the player's character model, but will not alter their voice and the story.

Item Name Description
HOD2AmyCostume
Amy Costume An Amy Crystal costume.
HOD2HarryCostume
Harry Costume A Harry Harris costume.
HOD2GCostume
G Costume A G costume.
HOD2RoganCostume
Rogan Costume A Thomas Rogan costume.
HOD2GoldmanCostume
Goldman Costume A Caleb Goldman costume. Unlocked after completing Original Mode.
HOD2CivilianCostume
Civilian Costume A costume of a civilian.
HOD2BrunoCostume
Bruno Costume A costume of Bruno Delinger, a protagonist from Sega's 1998 beat 'em up Dynamite Cop.

Miscellaneous items

These other items have varying properties.

Item Name Description
HOD2PrimitiveMeat
Primitive Meat Increases head and hand size of all human characters.
HOD2RottenMeat
Rotten Meat Increases head size of all creatures (excluding bosses).
HOD2BassLure
Bass Lure Shoots out lures with bullets.
HOD2UFO
UFO At certain points, flying UFOs will appear in the sky. They can be shot for points.

Gallery

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Characters
James TaylorGary StewartAmy CrystalHarry HarrisCaleb GoldmanGThomas RoganCivilians
Enemies
DavidSteveJohnnyKageoRandyEbitanBobMaxMickeyRyanKeithGregoryKenRickyPatrickPeterLanceFranklinEricMoowlDevilonBouereMurrerBuyoMofish
Bosses
JudgmentHierophantTowerStrengthMagicianEmperor
Chapters
A PreludeMuddyDarknessDespairDawnOriginal Sin
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