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Romset and name:
vulgus Vulgus (set 1)
Short name:
Vulgus
Manufacturer:
Capcom
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@59.637405 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.22 released on may-25 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.237 released on oct-27 2021
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
vulgus2 Vulgus (set 2)
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 37 years ago:

    Vulgus © 1984 Capcom Company, Limited.

    Vulgus is pretty simple. You just pilot a spaceship and blast countless enemies. That is what is fun about this game. There is nothing complicated, just pure blasting. You only have two weapons, your blaster, and a limited supply of bombs. This title uses the time honored top-down vertically scrolling format. The background moves eternally forward, but you can move all around the screen, and can make the screen scroll both left and right. Your enemies consist of an assortment of fairly realistic looking spacecraft, some of which have a distinctive 'insectoid' look to them. This game is endless and it doesn't seem to have a level format. You just move forward and shoot. The backgrounds will change from time to time from planetary surfaces to space scenes and eventually they will start repeating once you blast this particularly large alien formation.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Vulgus was released in May 1984. It is the first game produced by Capcom. Capcom, a name derived from 'Capsule' and 'Computer'. Kenzo Tsujimoto established the company in Japan as a manufacturer and distributor of electronic games machines.

    In space shuttle terminology, CAPCOM also stands for 'Capsule Communications'.They are responsible for most of the talking to the shuttle during the missions. They relay all the messages to and from the shuttle. It's a very important, very stressful position in the space flight system.

    Vulgus was only available as a conversion kit from SNK (or Capcom in Japan). The marquee to this title was red and it had a strange blue 'Vulgus' logo that had red veins running through it.

    UPDATES
    The US version's high score table allowed three initials to be entered. The Japanese version allowed ten letters to be entered.

    STAFF
    Director: Tokuro Fujiwara
    Staff: T. Toyohara, M. Kimura, Y. Morita, A. Fukada, S. Okada

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sega Saturn (oct.15, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 3 Shou Koko ni Rekkishi Hajimaru [Model T-1234G]"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (oct.15, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 3 Shou Koko ni Rekkishi Hajimaru [Model SLPS-01649]"
    [EU] Sony PlayStation (sept.3, 1999) "Capcom Generations 3 - The First Generation [Capcom Generations Disc 3] [Model SLES-21881]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (sept.27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
    [US] Sony PS2 (sept.27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLUS-21316]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLES-53661]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
    Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (feb.19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
    Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [JP] [EU] (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
    Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
    Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [AU] (feb.21, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
    [US] Sony PSP (apr.23, 2013) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Favorites] [Model ULUS-10134FV]"
    Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] "Capcom Arcade Cabinet": provided only if all five packs are bought or through the All-in-One Pack (may.21, 2013)
    Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] "Capcom Arcade Cabinet": provided only if all five packs are bought or through the All-in-One Pack (may.22, 2013)

    • HANDHELDS:
    [JP] Sony PSP (sept.7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
    [US] Sony PSP (oct.24, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULUS-10134]"
    [EU] Sony PSP (nov.10, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULES-00377]"
    [AU] Sony PSP (nov.16, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2003) "Capcom Coin-Op Collection Volume 1"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3127&o=2
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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