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Another throwaway action game from Capcom Multimedia Mike (20630) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.4
Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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91 (Jul, 2011)
Code Name: Viper is a fantastic game, and proof that, not only can Capcom make people buy the same game repeatedly, they can take other already decent franchises and make them better. That, my friends, is very difficult to do.
VideoGame (Jul, 1991)
Code Name Viper é uma aventura sensacional. Você combate o nacotráfico organizado e terá de descobrir, através de 7 missões, quem é o chefão da quadrilha internacional... e dorrotá-lo, claro. No caminho, liberte os reféns escondidos atrás das portas.
Random Access (Aug 06, 2011)
One more thing needs to be said, if it hasn't been implied already: Code Name: Viper is HARD. On Easy mode, it's hard. One slip of the thumb, one stray bullet, one poor jump... they can all lead to an unfortunate demise and a significant trip back to an earlier starting point in your stage (and each stage is pretty lengthy, so you may have to retrace your steps a long way). You need top-notch reflexes to even get past the first stage, so if you have shaky hands or the reflexes of a morphine addict, don't even try this one. And you only get passwords after completing THREE stages, not just one. I find that to be ridiculous. Nonetheless, Code Name: Viper is a hidden gem to be sought out. It isn't particularly rare or expensive, so there isn't much holding you back from trying it out (unless you lack a functioning NES deck) -- and no, it's NOT available on the Wii's Virtual Console service, sadly.
70 (Nov 21, 2016)
This is far from being original but in the end it doesn’t matter as it is better than the NES port of the game that inspired it. Viper is an excellent action title and one that you won’t complete in short order.
Capcom has made a mostly derivative game that still manages to add its own twist and thus stand on its own. One might even argue that it has surpassed the game from which it drew its inspiration, which is understandable given that this one was released four years after its muse. Although it’s stiffer and more unforgiving than modern gamers might be comfortable with, it’s definitely worth a look and perhaps even an update from its developers.
An above-average game with enough challenge to keep the best players occupied.
The difficulty is above average, and some enemies with cover fire too quickly to easily get a shot in without being killed. It’s an alright game for a playthrough, but misses the mark a bit.
VideoGame (Mar, 1991)
Sua missão é: destruir uma quadrilha de traficantes de drogas nas selvas da América do Sul, libertar prisioneiros inocentes e acabar com o assassino Drug Lord, o grande chefe.