(Takashi Oda's universe)
The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (ザ・ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド 電脳指南 ～Dr.キュリアンの報告書～) is a game guide for the Japanese Sega Saturn release of The House of the Dead.
The guidebook is primarily written from the perspective of Dr. Curien, the main antagonist of The House of the Dead. It is organized into nine chapters, or "files". 8 of them are numbered, and the final one is labelled file X. The in-game screenshots are from the Sega Saturn version of the game, while the official artwork and creature models are from the arcade release.
File 1: Curien House Floor Plan (pp. 4-5)
File 2: Related person introduction (pp. 6-9)
This section has biographical information for Thomas Rogan (misspelled as "Rorgan"), G, Sophie Richards, and the DBR Researcher (a hidden playable character). Every character also has information on their attributes when selected in the Sega Saturn-exclusive extra game modes, with Rogan and G each having two alternate versions (Rogan 2 and G 2) in addition to their original versions.
File 3: Zombie types and characteristics (pp. 10-17)
Spanning eight pages, this section lists the names, type numbers, health values, chapter appearances, and gameplay strategies for all 25 main creatures (once more inaccurately called "zombies") encountered in the game. Each of the first 20 have charts which show the damage values when certain body parts are shot. The last five creatures (Devilon, Buele, Murrer, Name, and Thalang) lack these charts because they all die in a single shot.
File 4: Basics of how to deal with zombies (pp. 18-26)
This section gives strategies on the best ways to defeat the creatures.
File 5: Placement of zombies in the building and how to deal with them (pp. 27-150)
This section contains the main walkthrough of the game. It covers all possible branching paths and boss fights. Each boss section also has official artwork accompanied by a paragraph of lore.
File 6: Mysterious phenomenon of the building (back technique) (pp. 151-153)
File 7: Methods of destroying my works of art (Boss Mode) (pp. 154-155)
This section discusses the home port-exclusive Boss Mode.
File 8: Talking with the creator (developer interview) (pp. 156-158)
This section contains a three-page interview with The House of the Dead director Takashi Oda, programmer Koji Ooto, and two other Sega AM1 staff members. Curien serves as the interviewer.
File X: Odor (Image Fiction) (pp. 70, 106, 138, 150)
Interspersed throughout the guide are four pages containing creature illustrations accompanying paragraphs of story. As with most of the guide itself, they are written from Dr. Curien's perspective.