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Sharp X68000
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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.


Viewpoint Sharp X68000 Third boss is a giant moth with butterfly wings
Viewpoint Arcade Open the gates.
Viewpoint PlayStation I have upgraded my ship.
Viewpoint Genesis This enemies is invincible when he's hiding in his shell.

Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Apr 05, 2005 A- 91
GameFan Magazine Genesis Dec, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Neo Geo Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83 Genesis Aug 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Jan, 1996 78 out of 100 78
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
HonestGamers Neo Geo Feb 17, 2004 5 out of 10 50
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Oct 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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.


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