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Description

Viewpoint is a top-down orthographic perspective game in the tradition of Zaxxon. The PlayStation and Saturn versions feature 3D rendered graphics with texture maps, unlike the other versions which primarily feature shaded polygons.

One or two players (in hot-seat or cooperative mode) control a spaceship equipped with a laser cannon which can be charged (by holding the shooting button down) for a stronger blast. Besides the main weapon, three special weapons are available: a wall of fire which wipes the screen up in a wave, a nova-like blast and a circle of spherical-green homing missiles.

Screenshots

Viewpoint Sharp X68000 Second boss is a giant crab that shoots bubbles at you
Viewpoint FM Towns They finally got me...
Viewpoint PlayStation Main menu
Viewpoint Sharp X68000 First boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Neo Geo Dec, 1992 99.25 out of 100 99
Video Games Neo Geo Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Edge Neo Geo Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 64 out of 100 64
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Apr 12, 2005 D 25
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

81560

If you continue the game for long enough without dying, certain enemies will release a pickup that gives an increasing amount of points each time one is collected. The highest value possible is 81560, which it not an arbitrary number; reading "8156" a certain way in Japanese would result in E-I-KO-MU, or "Aicom", which is the name of the Sammy studio that developed the game. This number also turns up in Blazing Star, another shooter produced by Aicom.

Saturn version

A SEGA Saturn version was in development, but was ultimately cancelled.

Awards

  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss.1) - Best Genesis Shooter of the Year
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