Viewpoint

Critic Score User Score
Neo Geo CD
...
5.0
Genesis
64
3.0
FM Towns
...
4.6
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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 PlayStation Main menu
Viewpoint PlayStation That giant fish lays mines.
Viewpoint PlayStation Shoot at that mechanism to open the door.
Viewpoint Genesis Level 1 boss

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
Player One Neo Geo Mar, 1993 97 out of 100 97
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Neo Geo Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
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
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Oct 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50
HonestGamers Neo Geo Feb 17, 2004 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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