I just saw this advertised in the paper today.
for the Wii:House of the Dead 2 & 3 ReturnHouse of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Game Review - Game SpotThe House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Wii Review - 1up
The House of the Dead is an on-rails shooter, and -- as you've probably guessed -- Return is a compilation of the second and third games in the series. The big difference between these ports and their original releases, though, is the lack of a proper lightgun. In the arcade, you used a pistol-shaped lightgun that created a visceral connection to the piece your character wielded onscreen.
With this new title, you waste zombies with the Wii remote, aiming with a cursor that's visible onscreen and firing at them like you're holding a phaser out of Star Trek -- it would only feel less like a pistol if you were typing at your enemies with a keyboard.
Unfortunately, Return is mired by a cardinal sin in an arcade-to-console port, one which interrupts the zombie-shooting fun: no infinite continues.
If I'm playing The House of the Dead 2 in the arcade, nothing's stopping me from dropping another quarter in the slot after I've died five times. Unfortunately, this isn't the case with the Wii version.
The only way you're going to get more than five continues here is by unlocking them through failed attempts at beating the game. Perhaps you'll find enjoyment in grinding through the same portion of the game over and over -- only to fail after some enemy gets a cheap, quarter-stealing hit on you -- but there's no reason you shouldn't get infinite continues the moment you buy a retail version of an arcade game.
Thankfully, earning continues isn't the only reason to replay Return. The game includes a number of bonus modes, including Original Mode, Boss Attack, Time Attack, Training Mode, and Arcade Mode.
Modes like Boss Attack, Time Attack, and Training Mode are for those who want the extra challenge, placing you in timed or otherwise more difficult situations requiring significant trial and error. For casual light-gun players like myself, though, they're more frustrating than fun.