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Viewpoint technical data

Name Viewpoint
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1994
Developer Nexus Productions
Genre Shooter

The Sega Genesis Mega Drive is a classic video game console from the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was released in Japan as the Sega Mega Drive in 1988 and was later released in North America as the Sega Genesis in 1989. The system was based on 16-bit technology, which allowed for more complex graphics, higher resolution, and larger color palettes than its 8-bit predecessors such as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

The Sega Genesis Mega Drive had some of the most iconic games of its era, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Altered Beast and many others. Many of these games featured characters that would become gaming icons such as Sonic, Axel Stone and Ryo Hazuki. The console also had a variety of accessories available to enhance gameplay such as a light gun (Menacer), joystick (Arcade Power Stick) and even a mouse (Mega Mouse).

In addition to its library of great games, the Sega Genesis Mega Drive also had some other features that set it apart from other consoles at the time. One feature was its “Viewpoint” mode which allowed players to rotate or zoom in on certain parts of levels to get a better view of their surroundings or enemies. This could be used strategically when playing certain puzzle or platforming games where having an extra perspective could give you an advantage over your opponents.

Another unique feature was the ability to save game data directly onto cartridges using battery-backed memory chips. This allowed players to save their progress without needing separate storage devices like floppy disks or memory cards. The ability to save game data directly onto cartridges also made trading games with friends much easier since all progress would remain intact when switching systems.

The Sega Genesis Mega Drive was an incredibly popular console during its heyday and has remained so ever since due to its strong library of classic titles and unique features like Viewpoint mode and battery-backed memory chips. It is now considered one of the greatest consoles ever released and continues to be enjoyed by fans both old and new alike.

Genesis - Mega Drive Shooter games