Code Name: Viper
Definitely inspired by similar running, jumping and shooting games, Code Name: Viper takes the basics of shooting games like Rolling Thunder, adds highly detailed scrolling backgrounds as well as graphic/text scenes that allow you to converse with other characters. The action is standard enough, with kidnapped citizens that need to be freed, power-ups that can be collected, and several types of guns that must be used to blow the drug-running enemy apart!
Code Name: Viper expands upon Rolling Thunder and similar games by including intermissions and a storyline that fills in piece by piece. The rounds are nicely drawn, and the action is non-stop. The game is difficult, and you'll find yourself continuing a lot, but a password every three levels helps.
Rolling Thunder 2 is a better name for this game. The action controls sloppy and critical jumps are frequently missed because of the problem. The enemies appear in the same places creating more of a pattern to the action. Good graphics and game play can't help a cart that controls bad.
Nintendo's way of letting you buy a licensed version of Rolling Thunder. Virtually identical in game game play and theme, Viper does offer more variety in backgrounds, Bionic Commando-style text screens. An above-average game with enough challenge to keep the best players occupied.
Viper does look like Rolling Thunder, but it is a very good derivitive of this special style of game. There are more rounds, new goals like rescuing hostages and obtaining gre-. nades, as well as a running puzzle to solve. Graphic/text is another addition that elevates Viper above Thunder in my book.
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- Manufacturer: Capcom
Your commander has instructed you to destroy a powerful drug cartel in South America, free innocent hostages, and bring in the murderous Drug Lord. No Sweat, Right?
Within minutes of landing in the South American Jungle, you've infiltrated the drug cartel's bases. Dodging bullets, you stumble into a hidden door to find better firearms and ammo. Hostage, too. Things are lookin' up!
You must now locate your fellow agent and collect the explosives you'll need to finish your mission - and the murderous Drug Lord.
- Power Jumping: A great skill when you need to dodge bullets or mount sneak attacks.
- Hidden Doors: Behind them, find hostages, additional weapons and ammunition.
- Secret Communique: As you advance through the 8 levels, you'll uncover the message - and the dreaded Drug Lord.
- Bombs: Handed off by a fellow agent, use these to escape to a more challenging level.
- Spectacular Graphics: Sensational graphics make South America's dangers come alive!