This is one of two games in Sega Sammy Creation’s Winning Cash series. (The other title is Three Eyed God.) It is on the Genesis Crest cabinet, which features a 49-inch ultra-high-definition 4K portrait monitor. In this series, the large monitor is used for an expanding-reels feature.
House of the Dead features reel symbols depicting zombies, skeletons and other horror movie-style icons. The base game is a five-reel, 30-line video slot. The base reel array has three rows. When an arrow appears on the reels bearing the number 1, 2 or 3, the reels expand the corresponding number of rows for the following spin. If an arrow appears on the subsequent spin, the reels expand again, up to a total of nine rows.
The primary game also includes an “Increasing Wilds” feature. When a special scatter symbol appears, all symbols on that reel are transformed into wild symbols. This also applies when the reels are expanded, which can result in big wins.
Three or more scatter symbols trigger eight free games. When the reels expand during the free games, they remain at their expanded height for the remainder of the feature.
The Winning Cash feature, present on both games in the series, is a picking bonus that can lead to one of four jackpots—static prizes of $10 (Mini) or $50 (Minor), and progressives resetting at $1,000 (Major) and $10,000 (Grand). Three “Cash” symbols trigger a screen of 22 icons. The player picks to reveal credit amounts and/or jackpot symbols until revealing “Collect.” The player then receives the accumulated credits, and can win more than one jackpot.
Manufacturer: Sega Sammy Creation
Platform: Genesis Crest
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01 through 10.00
Max Bet: 600
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 6.42%-13.87%