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. A Sega Saturn port was announced at E3 1995 by Electronic Arts for release in 1996, but was cancelled.
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 will move up on the screen rather than forward across the field, but the screen will automatically scroll forward. shoots a single shot but can be held down to charge the shot for a stronger attack. and 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.
Game Design: Nenko, Morii, Terasaka, Mokichi, Akahoushi, Run
Program: S.Kinjo, M.Tani
Sound: Sizlla, Masaki Kase, Megumi M.
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