The elite S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team of the Raccoon City Police Department are investigating some strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. On its way, the Bravo S.T.A.R.S team go missing. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris' team, are sent to locate them. While searching, they find the crashed helicopter but are set upon by mutated dogs, causing them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.
If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will.
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25 September 1997 (Japan)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The game was renamed from it's original Japanese title "Biohazard" because it would be almost impossible to register the name in America. Capcom's Chris Kramer points out that both a "Crappy DOS-based game" and a New York-based Punk band were both named "Biohazard" in the US. This caused the team to have a company-wide contest to rename the game. The winner was, of course, "Resident Evil". See more
In the Jill game-play, when Barry drops a rope for Jill to climb down, after she climbs down, the rope falls and completely disappears. However, there's no hole or trap door in the floor for the rope to disappear. The rope literally went through the floor and the game went on as if it really did go through the floor. See more
Alpha Team is flying around the forest zone situated in North-west Raccoon City, where we are searching for the helicopter of our compatriots, Bravo Team, who disappeared during the middle of our mission. Bizarre murder cases have recently occurred in Raccoon City. There are outlandish reports of families being attacked by a group of about ten people. Victims... were apparently eaten. Bravo Team went to the hideout of the group, and disappeared.
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Gameplay footage of each playable character is used while the credits roll, but is only available when you play the game that ends with the mansion blowing up. See more
The initial Japanese (NTSC/J) version of Biohazard played an ending song with Japanese lyrics during the closing credits. This ending theme is exclusive to that specific version of the game and has been replaced in all subsequent versions of the game (including the Japanese Director's Cut) by an instrumental theme. See more
I Won't Let This End as a Dream
(Yume de owarasenai)
Performed by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Music by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Lyrics by Hiroshi Yasukawa
(Ending Music - Japanese Release) See more