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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 Genesis Level 1 boss
Viewpoint FM Towns They finally got me...
Viewpoint PlayStation Intro scene
Viewpoint Genesis Slinky-like enemies

Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Apr 05, 2005 A- 91
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Neo Geo Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1996 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Random Access Neo Geo Jan 10, 2013 3.2 out of 10 32
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Apr 12, 2005 D 25

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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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