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Viewpoint

MobyRank MobyScore
FM Towns
...
3.0
Arcade
...
3.0
PlayStation
57
3.0
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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 FM Towns I don't understand how he can survive without water
Viewpoint Neo Geo Blasted a gun tower.
Viewpoint Neo Geo Game over
Viewpoint Arcade Bigger ship to blast.

Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Power Play Neo Geo Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Neo Geo Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Nov 27, 2010 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Edge Neo Geo Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 64 out of 100 64
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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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