Moby ID: 16179
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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.


  • ビューポイント - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Neo Geo version)

25 People (21 developers, 4 thanks)

Game Design
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Average score: 75% (based on 25 ratings)


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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.


  • EGM
    • 1993 Buyer's Guide - Best Graphics (Neo Geo version)
    • 1993 Buyer's Guide - Best Music - Cartridge format (Neo Geo version)
  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss.1) - Best Genesis Shooter of the Year

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Victor Gerth.

Neo Geo CD, Neo Geo added by chirinea. FM Towns added by Sciere. Arcade added by Kabushi. Sharp X68000 added by Terok Nor. Windows added by big jim. Genesis added by Big John WV.

Additional contributors: Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 8, 2005. Last modified February 3, 2024.