Viewpoint

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For the unreleased Sega Saturn version, see Viewpoint (Saturn).

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Viewpoint
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sammy
Developer:
Original system(s): Neo Geo
Publisher(s) of original games: SNK
Developer(s) of original games: Sammy
Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (banked)
Genre: Shooting

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-24096
Videogame Rating Council: GA

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Viewpoint is a 1992 shoot-'em-up by Sammy originally released for the Neo-Geo arcade hardware before being ported to a variety of consoles, including a USA exclusive port to the Sega Mega Drive in 1994.

Gameplay

The game takes place in a series of isometrically-projected corridors (as in Zaxxon) filled with enemies. The player can move around the screen freely using the directional pad. The direction the ship is facing affects the direction the ship will move. This means pressing Up will move up on the screen rather than forward across the field, but the screen will automatically scroll forward. B shoots a single shot but can be held down to charge the shot for a stronger attack. A and C fire a special bomb.

Three bombs are given for each life but can be regained by collecting "P" powerups scattered throughout levels. The HUD displays which bombs each player has; bombs are used from left to right. Red bombs release multiple lines of fire across the field. Green bombs release bomb-like bullets which home in to nearby enemies. Blue bombs create circular energy blasts on the ground, damaging anything that passes over them. The only other collectable powerup in the game is two sub-ships that fire along with the ship.

Production credits

Original Staff
  • Game Design: Nenko, Morii, Terasaka, Mokichi, Akahoushi, Run
  • Program: S.Kinjo, M.Tani
  • Sound: Sizlla, Masaki Kase, Megumi M.
  • Polygonizer: N.Yamaguchi
  • Graphic: Ashin, H.Takeuchi, Yuri Tomura, Maxma, Miyaki, Ken Katoku, Chirico
  • BG: H.T, K.Nishithuka
  • Special Thanks: Ueno, Nao Yuki, Wakker, Takano, S.Sato, Asc
Genesis Staff
  • Nexus Interact: Emuta, Chikako.K, M.Asakawa, Fukurou, Hyoh.A, Nashi, Kani
  • Genesis Producer: Kiyoshi Fujii

Magazine articles

Main article: Viewpoint/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega Drive print advert in EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)
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Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Saturn print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[7]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-U
90
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[9]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
84
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[11]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-U
54
[12]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
60
[13]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[14]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
85
[15]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
66
[16]
Video Games (DE) PAL
70
[17]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
11 reviews

Viewpoint

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Viewpoint md us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 59c71866
MD5 8cd197ae13fa8b4e93cc109502db957b
SHA-1 f25f770464448da4e49eab3832100ba480c9844a
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
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CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-22 Page

References


Viewpoint

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Prereleases: 1994-07-22 prototype