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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 Neo Geo Got a high score.
Viewpoint Neo Geo One large enemy and several smaller ones
Viewpoint Neo Geo Time to launch
Viewpoint Neo Geo Blasted a gun tower.

Promo Images

Viewpoint Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

Alternate Titles

  • "ビューポイント" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Player One Mar, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Mega Fun Jan, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Play Time Jun, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Nov 27, 2010 B 75
Edge Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Feb 17, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Random Access Jan 10, 2013 3.2 out of 10 32


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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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chirinea (46523) added Viewpoint (Neo Geo) on Mar 22, 2008
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