Classic SEGA Music: Theme of the Magician


The House of the Dead is the 1996 arcade/PC/Saturn light gun game that created the series which would eventually become known as one of SEGA’s biggest franchises. Today we will take a look at the theme of the Magician, the greatest invention of Dr. Roy Curien.

Hit the jump to continue reading and to listen to different versions of the song.

Where it is heard:

Near the conclusion of The House of the Dead, AMS agents Thomas Rogan and “G” confront Dr Curien, only to be the test subjects for what he considers his greatest masterpiece: The Magician, a powerful demon-like monster with powers unlike anything else in the game. After the Magician realizes that he does not need a master, he kills Dr Curien. Thomas Rogan and “G”, only armed with basic pistols decide that it is up to them to kill The Magician before he can escape the Curien Mansion and destroy the world.

The Magician would return as a boss in The House of the Dead 2, which had the same story as The Typing of the Dead and The House of the Dead 4.

Other versions: classicsegamusic

Arcade Original

The Pinball of the Dead version

The Magician is never going to be as well known as Dr Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog or even someone like Lan Di from Shenmue, but recent releases such as The House of the Dead 2 & 3 RETURNS and his theme being featured in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing can only bring in more interest to The House of the Dead series. The Magician may have stolen a million allowances worth of quarters from us in the arcade, but he has taken our hearts in the process.


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