(Takashi Oda's universe)
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.
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.
These items replace the game's default weapon, the pistol, with other weapons. The bullet icons on the UI (user interface) change accordingly.
|Shotgun||2 powerful shotgun shells.|
|Machine Gun||Holds 6 bullets, which all spray at once when fired.|
|Grenade Launcher||3 powerful grenades.|
These items are modifications to the default pistol.
|1.5||Has the same caliber as Arcade Mode.|
|2.0||Stronger than the default bullet strength.|
|Bullet Blow||Kills creatures instantly, but does not affect bosses.|
These items increase the player's maximum bullet count by varying amounts.
|+2 Chamber||Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 2.|
|+4 Chamber||Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 4.|
|+8 Chamber||Increases the player's maximum bullet count by 8.|
|Infinite Chamber||Grants players unlimited ammunition.|
These items enhance gameplay in varying ways.
|+2 Credit||Increases the player's number of credits (continues) by 2.|
|+5 Credit||Increases the player's number of credits by 5.|
|+10 Credit||Increases the player's number of credits by 10.|
|Infinite Credit||Grants the player infinite credits (continues). "Free Play" will appear on the screen.|
|+2 Life||Adds 2 lives to the player's current life count.|
|+5 Life||Adds 5 lives to the player's current life count.|
|Extra First Aid Kits||?|
|Double Score||Doubles all points earned throughout the game.|
These items alter the player's character model, but will not alter their voice and the story.
|Amy Costume||An Amy Crystal costume.|
|Harry Costume||A Harry Harris costume.|
|G Costume||A G costume.|
|Rogan Costume||A Thomas Rogan costume.|
|Goldman Costume||A Caleb Goldman costume. Unlocked after completing Original Mode.|
|Civilian Costume||A costume of a civilian.|
|Bruno Costume||A costume of Bruno Delinger, a protagonist from Sega's 1998 beat 'em up Dynamite Cop.|
These other items have varying properties.
|Primitive Meat||Increases head and hand size of all human characters.|
|Rotten Meat||Increases head size of all creatures (excluding bosses).|
|Bass Lure||Shoots out lures with bullets.|
|UFO||At certain points, flying UFOs will appear in the sky. They can be shot for points.|