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Vulgus Vulgus - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Vulgus - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Standard space ship scrolling shoot-em up type game. No weapon power-ups, seems to be endless.

Vulgus was produced by Capcom in 1984.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Vulgus was produced include: HiGeMaru - Pirate Ship, 1942, Son Son, Pirate Ship HigeMaru, and 1942 (PlayChoice)


Name Vulgus
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10382
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Vulgus Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Vulgus Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireCannon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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This was the first arcade videogame released by Capcom.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Vulgus Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,514 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,994 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by Vulgus collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Vulgus machine for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Vulgus circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Vulgus.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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This board has no intentionally empty chip sockets. It also does not have any identifying markings on it except a serial number: 84602-01A-1 on the main board -02A on the other. It shares a common pinout with 1942. These games do not use the Capcom pinout, however.


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