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Code Name: Viper (NES)

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Description

Set against the backdrop of the war on drugs from the late 1980s/early 1990s, Code Name: Viper directly confronts the drug cartel at their bases in South America. You play an American secret agent who must infiltrate the cartel drug bases and mansions, free hostages and informants, and piece together clues about who the kingpin is-- and inevitably bring him down. Equip yourself with a progressively more powerful arsenal as the game progresses in standard NES side-scroller fashion.

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Code Name: Viper NES Chill with your rescued hostage.
Code Name: Viper NES Housing neighborhood on top of the waterfall.
Code Name: Viper NES Hanging in the jungle, facing a non-descript enemy.
Code Name: Viper NES Japanese Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Ningen Heiki - Dead Fox" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Another throwaway action game from Capcom Multimedia Mike (17494) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Random Access Aug 06, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers Jul 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Rolling Thunder

Code Name: Viper and Rolling Thunder share an interesting relation: some say Code Name: Viper is a homage to Rolling Thunder, some say it is a shameless rip-off. Nonetheless, Code Name: Viper has the same gameplay, bi-level jumping, revolving doors, enemies' movements, enemies' death animations, sound effects and jazzy soundtrack previously featured in Rolling Thunder.
Multimedia Mike (17494) added Code Name: Viper (NES) on Aug 02, 2005