SOULCALIBUR

SOULCALIBUR

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Outstanding smoothness and technical performance
  • Respect for this port made with care
  • It won't disappoint retro gamers
Cons
  • License checking doesn't allow to play offline
  • Some loading times are to commit hara-kiri
  • It may lag to death in non high end devices
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Expert's Review
9.1
Awesome

"Natsu? Hail Taki for the win!!!"

Reviewed by / Nov 27, 2013

The original Soul Calibur ported to mobile devices as it was

For the uninitiated, Soul Calibur (formerly Soul Edge) is one of the most famous fighting games ever. Period. It's also one of the best, and that's not arguable, debatable or otherwise called into question.

Now, let's go straight to the point. If I may, let me tell you that this is what Namco should do with Tekken, instead of card games: to take advantage of current mobile models superior hardware and bring back the games we loved from the 5th and 6th generation consoles. If the only set back was how to port joysticks into touchscreens, well, it's obvious that somebody should have to figure out something soon, and Namco solves that quite elegantly by placing big A, B, K and G buttons on screen and allowing "guard by naught". in the end, combos back at the time where more like A, A, B rather than up A, back down B tumble K and clap as they're nowadays*. No matter how you look at it, it's odd to input the moves as they were designed for a joystick, and we are sure that it was a great chance for a new approach to the issue.

This means that some movements and sequences such as B K, B, back, abuse of the multitouch capability of your device, but who cares because we can half-circle-forward now. The music is the original, but it would have been great if the "museum" (where you can stare at the artwork you've won so far) was updated and included ringtones. Anyway, on the other hand there are several awesome games modes but one which is unforgivably lacking: there's no multiplayer.

Its only major flaw is that medium-end devices may tremble in simple actions as pausing the game, let alone leave the game in the background to check a message or whatever: when you resume the game it may not be the same and it might be better to quit and run it back over. We'd also have liked some innovative social options other than mere leaderboards and achievements, as sharing or at least saving the replays.

In conclusion, as everything is as it was, it's awesome. You can even choose your favorite character in their second costume. Therefore, the best 3D fighting game for mobile devices. Shame that it was so easy to win such award as there have been so few developers daring to compete.

*OK, I exaggerated a little bit, but everything look easier back then. Perhaps we were younger, who knows.

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Developer's original description available here
SOULCALIBUR is the ultimate in 3D fighting games!
※Requires 200MB of free space to download.
  Download over Wi-Fi connection recommended.

Relive the eternal tale of swords and souls transcending time and space.

The series first appeared in arcades in 1998. By the following year it had been ported to home video game consoles. Now the highly acclaimed “SOULCALIBUR” series is available on Google Play. Enjoy the memorable characters and non-stop action that SOULCALIBUR is renowned for with complete arcade fidelity in the comfort of your own home!

※This game uses Google Play Game Service for achievements and leader boards.

**** Diverse set of game modes *****

- ARCADE BATTLE
 The original battle mode from the arcade version “SOULCALIBUR”.
 Defeat all enemies and make it to the end.

- TIME ATTACK
 How fast can you beat the game?

- SURVIVAL
With only a limited amount of life, how many opponents can you defeat?

- EXTRA SURVIVAL
  How many opponents can you defeat without taking any damage?

- MUSEUM
  Enjoy viewing a variety of artwork

- PRACTICE
 Grasp the game’s basics and perfect your technique.

**** Game Features *****

- 19 character roster!
- All character moves faithfully recreated!
- A new virtual game pad that has been fine-tuned specifically for fighting games.
The button layout is just as you remember it!

[Recommended OS]
Android 2.3.3 or above
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[CAUTION]
(1)Models other than the ones mentioned above, as well as OS versions prior to that mentioned above are not supported.
(2)Depending on usage conditions, the software may be unstable, even on recommended models.
(3)Operation is not guaranteed on the newest iteration of an OS, even if it is the recommended OS.

[FAQ regarding recommended models/OS]
http://bnfaq.channel.or.jp/english/faq_list/1437
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[Questions regarding this software may be directed here]
http://bnfaq.channel.or.jp/contact
[BANDAI NAMCO Games Official Site]
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/

Recently changed in this version

ver.1.0.14
- Bug fix


Comments and ratings for SOULCALIBUR
  • (69)

    by Jay Kresge on 31/12/2014

    This game is not actually compatible with the Nexus Player and the official gamepad, despite being advertised as such. The gamepad has no start button, and Google has informed developers to map the pause/context menu to the gamepad's back button. This game's developer has refused. As such, if you lose a round, you cannot select continue and the time runs out. Worse than that, if you beat the game

  • (69)

    by Hunter Ross on 30/12/2014

    I don't get why people are nagging about the controls and the graphics your beening a bunch of babies my only regret is that I didn't get it on sale because I can go and get soul caliber for 4$ at game stop so 13$ is pretty hearty if they lowered it theyll get so many more people to buy it but in my opinion its the best fighting game out there on the market

  • (69)

    by Michael Bohnet on 28/12/2014

    The game works great up until you need the start button on android TV then your stuck as the only button that works is the home button to the main screen.

  • (69)

    by Tara Hogan on 26/12/2014

    Why pay $14 when there is no adventure mode? PERFECT arcade, but no online play with other players, no adventure line... definitely not worth the money. Refund please.

  • (69)

    by RAPHAEL LACHAPELLE on 25/12/2014

    RiphRaph

  • (69)

    by Matt Zientek on 25/12/2014

    I love this game and the special controller. However IS NOT STARTING!

  • (69)

    by Douglas Mercier on 24/12/2014

    Needs 2 player but works great on Mad Catz Mojo

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