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Soul Calibur Soul Calibur - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Soul Calibur - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The second game in the Soul series. The game features an 8-way run system that allows a player character to run in and out of the screen to dodge and attack opponents. There is also a time release system for both characters and extra weapons and arenas in which to fight.

Soul Calibur was produced by Namco in 1998.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Soul Calibur was produced include: Super World Stadium '97, Kosodate Quiz My Angel 2, Star Sweep, Star Audition, Tekken 3, 500 GP, Ehrgeiz, Family Bowl, Gunmen Wars, and Motocross Go!


Name Soul Calibur
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9634
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 4 - Horizontal Slash|Vertical Slash|Kick|Guard
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Soul Calibur Control Panel Image
Side Art Soul Calibur Side Art Image
PCB Soul Calibur PCB Image

Game Introduction

A one-on-one 3-D beat-em-up. Power-up by using a soul charge and batter your opponent into submission with various weapons or toss them out of the ring.

Soul Calibur KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

After Time Release is complete, hold the Start button when choosing a character to play as an Unknown Soul. Also at this time, pressing the Guard button on the character select screen will cycle through the availible weapons.

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This game uses the Namco System 12 board which is identical to Tekken 3.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Soul Calibur Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 107 known instances of this machine owned by Soul Calibur collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. 20 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 73 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Soul Calibur machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Soul Calibur circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Soul Calibur. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Soul Calibur circuit board set.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



BUG: Occasional resets do occur when certain situations arise. The screen will become a small dark blue dot then go back to the NAMCO startup screen.


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Soul Calibur II (2) Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 115.00 115.00
2016 6 71.88 81.46
2017 1 345.00 345.00
All Years 8 115.00 118.59


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