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Viewpoint - Japanese Title

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Name: Viewpoint
Manufacturer: American Sammy
Year: 1992
Type: Videogame

Class: Wide Release
Genre: Shooter

  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • CRT: Color
Conversion Class: Neo Geo MVS

Number of Simultaneous Players: 2
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Joint
Control Panel Layout: Multiple Player

  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 [Fire|Smart Bomb]

Sound: Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)

Cabinet Styles:

  • Upright/Standard
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Viewpoint Description

Viewpoint was produced by American Sammy in 1992.

American Sammy released 14 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1991.

Other machines made by American Sammy during the time period Viewpoint was produced include Battle Blaze, Pastel Island, Daioh, Simple Simon, Krazy Bowl, Dunk Star, Across The World, and Ghost Train.

An isometric, futuristic shooter with pre-rendered "Polygonised" sprites. There are end-of-level guardians that include a giant metal crab, a fly and a totem-pole. The stand-out soundtrack even contains James Brown samples.

Cabinet Style Weights and Measures


Game Introduction

The levels are themed with polygonised versions of fish, insects, tanks and "slinky" springs all of which must be avoided or destroyed. The game resembles Sega's Zaxxon in style.

Game Play

The player must follow the diagonally scrolling screen, avoiding assorted enemies and mechanical contraptions to reach the end-level guardian which must be destroyed. The main weapon is a pulse laser which can be charged up for increased damage. Only a pair of drones can be collected as power-ups. Three types of bomb are available: a fire-wall, homing missiles and a nuclear bomb. The vendor can configure the game for either simultaneous or alternate two-player games. Alternate mode also affects one-player games by introducing restart points when the craft is destroyed.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Viewpoint Census

There are 10,294 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 8,329 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 137,561 machines (6,115 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Viewpoint collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine., 1 is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet, and 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with extra Viewpoint circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Viewpoint. There are 4 active VAPS members looking for Viewpoint board sets.

This game ranks a 21 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often wanted, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are NOT necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


This game is a 74 MBit Neo-Geo cartridge.

Additional References
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  1. The Arcade Flyer Archive (TAFA): Viewpoint Flyer #2296    


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