In 1999, Namco released one of the most impressive arcade ports yet seen in gaming. It just so happened to be on Dreamcast.
1. Soul Edge(PS1) and SoulCalibur(DC) captured on real hardware.
2. Arcade SoulCalibur captured from MAME.
3. There have now been 6 mainline SoulCalibur games as well as numerous spinoffs.
4. Namco was involved in only 3 more DC games after SoulCalibur.
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (2000)
Mr. Driller (2000)
Namco Museum (2000)
5. An Xbox 360 Live Arcade version showed up in 2008, but it's missing some of the features of this version.
6. I had always thought that if SoulCalibur 2 was released on the DC, Joe Musashi from Shinobi would have been Sega's character.
7. Sega advertised and distributed SoulCalibur in Europe.
8. This is one of the better games for the DC visually. I've read that each frame is made up of 30,000 polygons and there are 60fps. All things considered, it really showed the DC had the oomph to do some great next generation visuals.
9. I've seen the arcade SoulCalibur in the wild once in my life. It really was rare in my area.
10. You may notice that all these battles are set to 1 round for the win. I did this so I could capture gameplay for all the fighters. I beat SoulCalibur 17 times for the 2 hours I captured footage.
11. The sound section features two different songs. The first you hear is "The Cursed Image" and the second is "Unblessed Soul".