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Description

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.

Screenshots

Viewpoint PlayStation Intro scene
Viewpoint Genesis Level 1 boss
Viewpoint Neo Geo Time to launch
Viewpoint Genesis Slinky-like enemies

Promo Images

Viewpoint Magazine Advertisement Page 73
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

GameFan Magazine Neo Geo Dec, 1992 99.25 out of 100 99
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Apr 05, 2005 A- 91
Play Time Neo Geo Jun, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Retro Archives Arcade Nov 07, 2018 15.5 out of 20 78
Retro Archives PlayStation Nov 07, 2018 15.5 out of 20 78
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Nov 27, 2010 B 75
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1995 70 out of 100 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Oct 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Apr 12, 2005 D 25
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

81560

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.

Awards

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