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Vulgus (set 1)

| 1984

Release type:
Units produced: Capcom
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: vulgus

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver vulgus.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1536; Savestate: unsupported

1-11c.bin with 8192kb
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1-3d.bin with 8192kb
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2-2a.bin with 8192kb
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2-2n.bin with 8192kb
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j2.bin with 256kb
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Vulgus (c) 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.


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


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.


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


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


* Consoles :
Sega Saturn [JP] (October 15, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 3 Shou Koko ni Rekkishi Hajimaru [Model T-1234G]"
Sony PlayStation [JP] (October 15, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 3 Shou Koko ni Rekkishi Hajimaru [Model SLPS-01649]"
Sony PlayStation [EU] (September 3, 1999) "Capcom Generations 3 - The First Generation [Capcom Generations Disc 3] [Model SLES-21881]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (September 27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (September 27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLUS-21316]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (November 18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (November 18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLES-53661]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (March 2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (February 19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [JP] [EU] (February 20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] (February 20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [AU] (February 21, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Sony PSP [US] (April 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 :
Sony PSP [JP] (September 7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
Sony PSP [US] (October 24, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULUS-10134]"
Sony PSP [EU] (November 10, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULES-00377]"
Sony PSP [AU] (November 16, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"

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


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E520 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 E506 00000008 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs
00000000 E100 000000FF FFFFFFFF Invincibility

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file