Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Green Board]

The Capcom CPS-II Cart. by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Green Board] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Capcom CPS-II Cart.

Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire © 1997 Capcom Company, Limited.


Fifteen characters fight to end the reign of Jedah, the Vampire Savior and save their own souls!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Green Board] the  Capcom CPS-II Cart.
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Runs on the "CP System II" hardware.
Green Board [Japan]

Players: Up to 2
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 6 per player.
= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP
= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK

TRIVIA

Vampire Savior was released in May 1997 in the Japanese arcades. It was known there as the 22th video game released for the CPS2 hardware.

Known export releases:
"Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Blue Board]"
"Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Grey Board]"
"Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Orange Board]"

Secret Title: Darkstalkers - Jedah's Damnation (hosted in a gfx rom but not used in the game). Some Blue Board copies were hacked to use the 'Jedah's Damnation' title.

Lilith was originally slightly different, in back-story, to the one we know now. She was what is occasionally referred to as a white-wing, with her angelic heritage hidden from view most of the time. This idea was dropped, due to, supposedly, too many angel characters in games. Briefly, She was redesigned as a hermaphrodite, but that too was dropped, most likely due to the fact it would have courted controversy, and instead she was made into part of Morrigan.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Vampire Savior : Capcom Game Soundtrack - VICL-60098, 60099) on August 21, 1997.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Hidden Warriors : to reach your character's hidden warrior, you must finish the stage without losing any energy bats, and without timeouts. The KO move MUST be an EX Finish. Dark Force or ES Finishes may be acceptable, but an EX Finish is preferred. If you meet this condition, you'll get a 'Here comes a new challenger' prompt as you enter the fourth stage. Each character has their own boss character fights (i.e. Demitri's final boss is Morrigan, Jedah's final boss is Demitri, etc.), and after you finish the first 6 stages, you must defeat your character's boss character in Stage 7 to finish the game. If your character's final boss is Jedah, there will be a special intro scene.

• Play as Original Jon Talbain ('Gallon' in Japan) : at the character select screen, highlight Jon Talbain ('Gallon') and press Start and all three punch buttons at the same time.

• Shoul Mode : on the character select screen, go to the [?] box, press Start 5 times, then push any punch or kick button.

• Alternate Shoul Mode : on the character select screen, go to the character whom you would like to use first stage, press Start 3 times, after go to the [?] box, press Start 5 times, then push any punch or kick button.

• Win Poses : by holding any attack button at the end of a fight, you may choose most of each character's win poses. However, there are a few that can't be seen with this trick, such as Felicia's perfect win pose.

• Tricks : even though the Start button is mostly used as a taunt button, there are a few characters that can use it for some rather silly moves such as Sasquatch & Felicia.

If you leap at the enemy's head without attacking while using Felicia, you'll sit on their heads as long as neither player moves at all. An extra taunt? :)

• EX MOVES :

Anakaris :
1) (3/4 max) In the Sarcophage : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Punches
2) (1/2 max) Pharao Magic I : MK, LP, Down, LK, MP
3) [Need 2 powers] (1/2 max) Pharao Magic II : HK, MP, Down, MK, HP
4) [Need 3 powers] (1/2 max) Pharao Magic III : HK, MP, LK, Down, LP, MK, HP

B. B. Hood ('Bulleta' in Japan) :
1) (Anywhere) Hunt the Duck : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Punches
2) (Near) Beautiful Memory : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks
3) (Close) Apple Blast : Right, DownRight, Down, DownLeft, Left + 2 Kicks

Bishamon :
1) (Close) Oni Kubi Hineri : Right, DownRight, Down, DownLeft, Left + 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Enma Seki : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight + 2 Kicks

Demitri :
1) (3/4 max) Demon Pillion : Down, Right, DownRight + 2 Kicks
2) (Sweep distance) Sucking the Blood : Right, Down, DownRight + 2 Punches
3) [Need 2 powers] (Sweep Distance) Midnight Pleasure : LP, MP, Right, MK, MK

Felicia :
1) (3/4 max) Weapon X - 11 hit : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Help Me, Please - 34 hit : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks

Hsein Ko ('Lei Lei' in Japan) :
1) (Anywhere) The Blast : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Chireitou : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks
3) (Anywhere) Tenraiha : LK, HK, MP, MP, Up

Jedah :
1) (Anywhere) Finale Rosso : Down (x2) + 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Plova Di Selbo : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks, Tap MK to grap opponent

Jon Talbain ('Gallon' in Japan) :
1) (Anywhere) Dragon Cannon : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks
2) (Close) Moment Slice : LP, MP, Right, LK, MK

Lilith :
1) (near) Bats : Right, Down, DownRight + 2 Kicks
2) (near) Luminous Vision : LP, LP, Right, LK, HP
3) [Need 2 powers] (Far) Gloomy Puppet Show : Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks

Lord Raptor ('Zabel Zarock' in Japan) :
1) (1/2 max) Evil Scream : Right, Left + 2 Punches
2) (1/2 max) Death Voltage : Right, DownRight, Down, DownLeft + 2 Kicks
3) (Anywhere) Hell Dunk : Right, Down, DownRight + 2 Punches

Q-Bee :
1) (3/4 max) Chrysalid : Right, Down, DownRight + 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Bee attack : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Kicks

Morrigan :
1) (Sweep Distance) Darkness Illusion : LP, LP, Right, LK, HP
2) (Anywhere) Valkyrie Turn : Right, RightDown, Down, DownLeft, Left, (any) Kick, then LK (close), or MK (medium), or HK (far)
3) (Anywhere) Shocked : Right, HP, MP, LP, Right
4) (Anywhere) Finishing Shower : MP, LP, Left, LK, MK

Rikuo ('Aulbath' in Japan) :
1) (1/2 max) Aqua Spread : Right, DownRight, Down + 2 Kicks or 2 Punches
2) (Anywhere) Water Jail : Right, Down, DownRight + 2 Punches
3) (Anywhere) Sea Rage - 8 hit : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight, Right + 2 Punches
4) [Need 3 powers] (Close) Direct Scissors : Down(x2) + 2 Punches

Sasquatch :
1) (Anywhere) Big Freezer : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight + 2 Punches
2) (3/4 screen max) Big Eisbahn : Left, DownLeft, Down, DownRight + 2 Kicks
3) (Close) Big Sledge : 720 degrees + 2 Kicks

Victor :
1) (Anywhere) Thunder Break : Down (2s), Up + 2 Kicks
2) (Corps to corps) MEGA Gerdenheim : 720 degrees + 2 Kicks

SERIES

1. Vampire - The Night Warriors [Green Board] (1994, Arcade)
2. Vampire Hunter - Darkstalkers' Revenge [Green Board] (1995, Arcade)
3. Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Green Board] (1997, Arcade)
4. Vampire Savior 2 - The Lord of Vampire [Green Board] (1997, Arcade)
5. Vampire Hunter 2 - Darkstalkers' Revenge [Green Board] (1997, Arcade)
6. Darkstalkers 3 - Vampire Savior (1999, PlayStation)
7. Darkstalkers Chronicles - The Chaos Tower (2005, PSP)

PORTS

(Japanese ports only)

Consoles:


Sega Saturn japan (apr.16, 1998) "Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire [Model T-1228G]"
Sony PlayStation japan (nov.5, 1998) "Vampire Savior EX Edition [Model SLPS-01700]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (may.19, 2005) "Vampire - Darkstalkers Collection [Model SLPM-65998]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 japan (mar.14, 2013) "Vampire Resurrection [Model JES1-00280]"
Sony PlayStation 3 japan (mar.14, 2013) "Vampire Resurrection [Model BLJM-60567]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (apr.17, 2013) "Vampire Resurrection [Model NPJB-00312]"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.
Game's manual.
See goodies section.
Official website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/newproducts/arcade/savior/savior.html

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