The Star (Type 0001) is a competitive, sword wielding, boss and also the fifth boss character fought in The House of the Dead 4. Appearing at the end of the fifth level, just after the AMS agents James Taylor and Kate Green enter the Goldman building and in the main lobby where The Star appeared. He tells them that they must prove themselves in a "test of strength", claiming that this was Goldman's parting wish.
He is a humanoid monster wearing a red trenchcoat with a large scar on his chest and wields a pair of twin swords. He also possesses levitation and the ability to generate purple energy beams from his swords. He has a purple aura. His weak point is stated to be the scar on his chest, however later in the battle his hood would fall down allowing his head to be used as a secondary weakpoint to cancel his spinning tornado attacks. After his defeat, he destroys himself by blowing up near James and Kate, severely injuring James in the process. It is unknown whether this was intentional on his part or whether it was just a coincidence.
His Type is 0001, making him very similar to Magician and Wheel of Fate (who are Type 0000), and that they're all humanoid creatures with unique powers. However, he possesses neither the lightning speed of Magician or the immense power of The Wheel of Fate. He is also the only one out of the 3 bosses that can successfully be scanned for weakpoints, which could perhaps signify his lesser powerful abilities. Magician can't be scanned by G's PDA in HotD 4 Special, but he does have a file displaying his weakpoints in HotD2.
He also makes an appearance in the House of the Dead EX where he develops a crush for the second main character, Zobiko, even willing to go as far as giving her an offering of flowers, but as a result, Zobiko doesn't notice him, being turned down. In the final stage, he tries to kidnap Zobiko, but he failed.
In the ending, Star tells the scientist that he has failed, when after, the scientist pulls out a photo of him and his girlfriend, his girlfriend is actually Zobiko.
Remember Magician's fireball shower? The Star can also do that too. He amasses bright mauve aura and hurls continuous bolts of light to you, from six to about eighteen (!!!) For two players, both must try to eliminate ALL beams before you take on the Star.
The Star flies swiftly and charges you with a hack of knives on both players. He'll give you time to pound his chest with lead before he attacks. Be quick, since this time is usually is not enough He also likes to fly to the edge of the screen before he slashes you. You CAN'T shoot him much while he's off-screen! He's so sadistic that losing no lives against the Star is almost unevitable.
Same as Attack 2, but the Star flies full-speed atop the tower and dives down with a brutal knife slash on both players. Likewise, you have an ample chance to shoot his chest beforehand. Fire bullets at him like there's no tomorrow.
The Star spins around in a dusty-brown tornado and zips across the screen. Shoot the bald albino to stop him before the tornado devastates you. He'll do this about twice or three times only.
The Star will simply alternate the first 3 attacks during the battle. After it lost 60% of its total BOSS LIFE, the hood will be removed and the head will be exposed (and be a targetable weak point). From then on, The Star will alternate Attacks 1 and 4 until the end of the battle. Time's running out...
KATE: Looks like you're the one who failed the test! (The Star explodes into rays of mauve gas. James is hit point blank by a ray. He falls to his knees in pain. KATE: James!   JAMES: Don't worry about me... It's an old wound... Ugh...
BOSS' MAIN POINT OF VULNERABILITY / HOW TO "OWN" THE STAR
ALL rounds of the battle has the Star's main weak point openly exposed. Very seldom do his knives deflect gunfire on his chest. SPEED and ACCURACY are key to simply stun him every round. Keep your aim focused on the chest and keep firing. The Star moves sadistically, and sometimes he doesn't give ample time to stun him prior he even starts an attack. Grenades prove to be slow against his speed. Constant fire against his chest will deem the best way to prevent his attacks and survive. Against his multitude beams of light, try to rotate your fire around the screen to hit every single beam. Those at the sides are the priority since they are the ones nearer to you. Two players must play cooperatively to stop the multitude-beam attack and to take the least life losses possible.
BOSS' HIGH ACCURACY TRICK
Shoot the Star whenever he's not attacking (you'll see dust-like blood leak through the slit from his chest. Hits deflected by his knives also count in accuracy, so don't worry about that.
- Coincidentally, Star's appearance resembles that of Dante, the main protagonist of Devil May Cry, as both wear red long coats and wield large swords . Also, Star's glow resembles the demonic glow Dante possesses when he transforms into his demon form.
- The Star also appears in The House of the Dead EX, where he is working for an evil scientist who tries to capture Zombiko, but however, he developed a crush on Zombiko and tries to meet up with her, but his acts always end by hurting himself.
- The Star's appearance, location, type number, and attacks indicate that it is designed as a successor to the Magician.