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CreatureWeakPoint

A weak point diagram all regular humanoid creatures. This image was used in arcade cabinet artwork and manuals for the first two House of the Dead games.

His tongue was his weakness.

Kate Green to G before fighting Justice.[src]

A weak point is an area of an enemy or boss's body that is vulnerable to damage. The term has been used in the main House of the Dead video game series, the spiritual successor Vampire Night, and the spin-off The House of the Dead: Overkill.

Identification

Each game in the series identifies boss weak points differently, either by blueprints on a field journal or a PDA.

The first two games featured a field journal containing blueprints given by a wounded character (a wounded scientist in the first game, and AMS agent G in the second). While the first game showed only the blueprint, the sequel showed the journal flipping pages to the blueprints of the boss encountered.

The field journal does not return in the next three games, III, 4 (along with its Special expansion), and Scarlet Dawn. Due to evolving technological advancement, it was replaced by a PDA developed by the AMS, which contains a camera/scanner that photographs/scans a boss and digitally analyzes and identifies its weak point by beeps.

In The House of the Dead: Overkill, blueprints for the bosses' weakpoints are shown in the loading screens before the boss fight.

Boss weak points (By Game)

The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead 2

The House of the Dead III

The House of the Dead 4

The House of the Dead 4: Special

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

The House of the Dead: Overkill /Extended Cut

Boss Weak Point Overkill Diagram Extended Cut Diagram
Jasper Guns Head.
Jasperboss
Jasper weakpoint
Coco and Sindy (Extended Cut only) Coco. [Does not appear]
Coco & Sindy weakpoint
Screamer Head and chest.
Screamerboss
Screamer weakpoint
Nigel and Sebastian Sebastian.
Nigel and Sebastian
Nigel & Sebastian weakpoint
Meat Katie (Extended Cut only) Cow-like udder. [Does not appear]
Meat Katie weakpoint
Crawler Arms (Overkill) or eyes (Extended Cut).
Crawler Weakpoints
Crawler weakpoint
Lobber Arms and head.
Lobber
Lobber weakpoint
Brutus the Ruthless Weaponized right arm.
Brutus
Brutus weakpoint
Mother Head (listed as "Unknown" in Extended Cut).
Mother
Mother weakpoint

Trivia

  • The House of the Dead developer SEGA AM1 revealed boss weak points to help players who could not find them on their own.[1]

References

  1. "Interview: The House of the Dead", Sega Saturn Magazine, issue 23, September 1997, page 63.
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