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Viewpoint

MobyRank MobyScore
Sharp X68000
...
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Neo Geo
75
3.5
Genesis
63
2.7
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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 Arcade Find the gap.
Viewpoint Genesis Special attack
Viewpoint Arcade Bigger ship to blast.
Viewpoint PlayStation That giant fish lays mines.

Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Neo Geo Dec, 1992 99.25 out of 100 99
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Nov 27, 2010 B 75
Edge Neo Geo Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 64 out of 100 64
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1995 60 out of 100 60
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation May 22, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Random Access Neo Geo Jan 10, 2013 3.2 out of 10 32
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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