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Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire (USA 970519)


Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire (c) 05/1997 Capcom.


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


- TECHNICAL -


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 22


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.63 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK


- TRIVIA -


Secret Title : "Darkstalkers - Jedah's Damnation" (hosted in a gfx rom but not used in the game). Some US and European 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 21/08/1997.


- UPDATES -


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Name changes between JAPAN and US/WORLD version :

* Bulleta - Baby Bonnie Hood

* Lei Lei - Hsein Ko

* Gallon - Jon Talbain

* Zabel Zarock - Lord Raptor

* Aulbath - Rikuo


- 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 the Japanese version) : 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


Baby Bonnie 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 (1994)

2. Vampire Hunter - Darkstalkers' Revenge (1995)

3. Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire (1997)

4. Vampire Hunter 2 - Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997)

5. Vampire Savior 2 - The Lord of Vampire (1997)

6. Darkstalkers 3 - Vampire Savior (1999, Sony Playstation)

7. Darkstalkers Chronicles - The Chaos Tower (2005, Sony PSP)


- STAFF -


Main music composer : Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon)

Sub music composer : Masato Koda (Cipher)

Sound effects & Voice edit : Moe.T (Cipher)

Sound drivers : Yasushi Ikeda" A!Ohana"

Sound Tool : Tomohiro Masuda (Q~CVE)

Sound "Q_64M" hardware : Ida~~~~~~~N

Character designers : Eripyon.N (Eripyonsuke), Makoto Ishii, Fujihara, Ari, Takemoto, Rumi Chan, Takayuki Kosaka, Reiko Komatsu, Masarusan-N, Kuri, Tanuki, Kitasan, Ball Boy, Mizuho, Q, Who, Kimo Kimo, N_Labo, You Ten Nakano, Mizupyon, Kaname, Tsuyoshi, Fuzii & Peliko, G.Kamina, Yoshioka, Isi-B Gao, Hitoshi Igarashi, Kozuchi

Scroll designers : Yuki Kyotani, Yumiko Nakatsuka, Tamachan, Morisaki Chie, Goro Suzuki 1996, Kanno, Yuugen, Pokkemon

Program designers : Shinchan (as 'Hyper Shinchan'), Cham Cho Choy, Pon, Min, Ittetsu, 24 (nishi), Moto $ Tomo Nogi, Teruaki Hirokado, Hard.Yas (-Jedah-)

Planners : S. Obata, Neo_G -H. Ishizawa-, Malachie, Nohah, Kanetaka (Kinta)

Producer : Tetsuya Iijima

General producers : Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto


* Voice Actors :

Jedah : Isshin Chiba

Q-Bee, B. B. Hood : Miyuki Matsushita

Lilith : Hiroko Konishi

Demitri : Nobuyuki Hiyama

Morrigan : Yayoi Jinguji

Felicia : Kae Araki

Rikuo, Lord Raptor, Jon Talbain : Yuuji Ueda

Victor, Bishamon, Sasquatch, Anakaris : Kan Tokumaru

Hsien-Ko : Michiko Neya

Emily : Kozue Yoshizumi


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1998)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Vampire Darkstalker's Collection")