One of Ocean’s final releases â€“ the 1998 PSone helicopter shooter Viper â€“ has gained a Steam re-release, available for just over a fiver.
The history of this shooter can be traced back to 1996’s Tunnel B1, which was originally going to feature helicopter side-missions. Ocean felt the two gameplay styles didn’t compliment each other (Tunnel B1 featured futuristic hovercraftâ€¦and lots of tunnels), and so the airborne sections lead to the conception of Viper.
Acclaim once signed on as the US publisher, but for whatever reason, Viper remained a European exclusive. Today, it’s one of the more obscure and lesser-known games for the PSone.
We can recall the brightly coloured the box art, but not the game itself â€“ back in 1998 it came and went with barely a whisper. The Steam page has gameplay footage and a handful of screenshots, should your memory need a jog.