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Code Name: Viper (NES)

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Set against the backdrop of the war on drugs from the late 1980s/early 1990s, Code Name: Viper directly confronts the drug cartel at their bases in South America. You play an American secret agent who must infiltrate the cartel drug bases and mansions, free hostages and informants, and piece together clues about who the kingpin is-- and inevitably bring him down. Equip yourself with a progressively more powerful arsenal as the game progresses in standard NES side-scroller fashion.


Code Name: Viper NES Scenic level 2
Code Name: Viper NES Uh-oh - yet another different colored enemy; that means he can probably take 2 hits and fire twice in a row.
Code Name: Viper NES Watch out! There are newer enemies with different colors - these guys actually carry guns.
Code Name: Viper NES Japanese Title Screen

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Code Name: Viper Magazine Advertisement Inner Back Cover

Alternate Titles

  • "人間兵器デッドフォックス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ningen Heiki - Dead Fox" -- Japanese Title

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Another throwaway action game from Capcom Multimedia Mike (19859) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews Jul, 2011 A- 91
VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Random Access Aug 06, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers Jul 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70 Nov 21, 2016 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1990 26 out of 40 65
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Rolling Thunder

Code Name: Viper and Rolling Thunder share an interesting relation: some say Code Name: Viper is a homage to Rolling Thunder, some say it is a shameless rip-off. Nonetheless, Code Name: Viper has the same gameplay, bi-level jumping, revolving doors, enemies' movements, enemies' death animations, sound effects and jazzy soundtrack previously featured in Rolling Thunder.
Multimedia Mike (19859) added Code Name: Viper (NES) on Aug 02, 2005