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#1
Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/9 4:54
VB Gamer
Joined 1/9
USA
30 Posts
Hello Planet Virtual Boy!!

I'm a long time lurker, but first time poster. :)

The struggle has been real in trying to obtain a CIB version of all the Virtual Boy games. I'm extremely envious of all of you that have a complete set!!
(I just recently got that ever evasive Blockbuster Mario Tennis Box!! That completes my NA Official release set!)

This last year at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, I happened to stumble across the SD Gundam reproduction. Of course, without hesitation I purchased it! Having this now made me want an NA/English box version of all the remaining Japanese games.

I tried searching around to see if anyone had already done so, but couldn't find anything... SO I've taken it upon myself to do it!

I currently aim to do the following:
- Virtual Fishing [ ]
- Insmouse No Yakata [ ]
- Space Invaders
- Virtual Bowling
- Virtual Lab
- V-Tetris

Here is a link to a preview of the completed ones so far!
- https://skfb.ly/YIqO
- https://skfb.ly/YIsT

I even made cart labels for these as well! :)

Unfortunately, I have no means or even knowledge in getting it printed. Last time I went to a print shop to get something printed for another project... they yelled at me for trying to abuse copyright or something... T_T

None the less, I wanted to share these with you guys and join the community! :)

Enjoy!

(P.S. : These boxes are based on the Virtual League Baseball box. It was the only extra I had that I was willing to flatten and scan as reference. Hehe.)
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#2
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/9 6:56
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
783 Posts
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Welcome to the site!

Those are nice looking boxes, good job. I think the planned named for Insmouse no Yakata was Mansion of Insmouse, though. At least that's how it's reported on this site.

If you're looking to get boxes printed Uncle Tusk around here has printed boxes in the past. It would be worth a shot to send him a message.
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#3
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/9 7:47
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2013/8/23
USA
293 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
My phone is having trouble with those links but what I saw so far looks great! I'd be interested in some should they become available for purchase.

You may have seen me at that Portland expo, such random dumb luck that I was in town that weekend. Luckily a retro game shop had some advertisements for it and I happened to see them the night before the main selling day at the expo 😄. Did you get the Gundam from that guy who was in the very back corner? I bought some of his NES repros...
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#4
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/9 23:26
VB Gamer
Joined 1/9
USA
30 Posts
Thanks guys! :)

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I think the planned named for Insmouse no Yakata was Mansion of Insmouse, though. At least that's how it's reported on this site.


To be honest, I struggled with this a lot when making the box. On one had you have it literally saying "INSMOUSE" on the damn box as well as all the translations you folks of PVB have done. But then on the other, you have a place like Wikipedia who on the VirtualBoy game list translates it to "Innsmouth Mansion", but then you click the link of the game and they then translate it to "The Mansion of Innsmouth"... (Thanks for the consistency Wiki)

Really I had to just ask myself, is this game is truly based on the H. P. Lovecraft novel and if so... would this be changed in localization? I convinced myself it would be.

BUT, it's pretty easy to change back if need be. :P

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If you're looking to get boxes printed Uncle Tusk around here has printed boxes in the past.


Oh! I've bought stuff from him before. I'll totally have to hit him up!


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You may have seen me at that Portland expo, such random dumb luck that I was in town that weekend. Luckily a retro game shop had some advertisements for it and I happened to see them the night before the main selling day at the expo 😄. Did you get the Gundam from that guy who was in the very back corner? I bought some of his NES repros...


Oh snap! We were passing ships in the night my friend! Haha.
That is exactly the guy I got them from! This was my second year at PRGE, so when I was waiting in line for the door to open I thought to myself... "I'm going straight to the back to try and avoid the crowd as they flood the front shops"... and I'm so glad I did. Haha! He hadn't even finished unpacking when I got there and told me to just dig around. I sat in front of a tub and lifted up some random empty nes boxes and BAM! There it was sitting in all it's glory. :]


On a side note, I tried using the embedding version of the SketchFab viewer so you guys wouldn't have to follow the link to the site, but I couldn't get it to work. Any ideas?

P.S. I'm currently working on the Virtual Bowling box. :D
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#5
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/10 0:22
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/10/16
170 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Great work, my only request would be to see if uncle tusk can provide you a copy of the other boxes made, so your design will match what many of us already have. If you do this, and uncle tusk requires a minimum order (he's made my manuals and boxes before), I'd definitely order. Good luck.

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#6
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/10 23:24
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
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Quote:

VirtuousRage wrote:
To be honest, I struggled with this a lot when making the box. On one had you have it literally saying "INSMOUSE" on the damn box as well as all the translations you folks of PVB have done. But then on the other, you have a place like Wikipedia who on the VirtualBoy game list translates it to "Innsmouth Mansion", but then you click the link of the game and they then translate it to "The Mansion of Innsmouth"... (Thanks for the consistency Wiki)


I think this game is the most misspelled Virtual Boy game in history =P. Since the English version was never released, we'll never know what the final name for sure was going to be, but I've just always gone with what this website has said. Unless whoever scored the English proto steps forward with a screenshot of the title screen we won't know for 100%.
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#7
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/11 4:19
VB Gamer
Joined 1/9
USA
30 Posts
Quote:
Wyndcrosser wrote:
Great work, my only request would be to see if uncle tusk can provide you a copy of the other boxes made, so your design will match what many of us already have.


Thank you!
I hope you don't take this as rude, but even if Uncle Tusk offered me the template he uses... I would turn it down.
As much as I wanted to share these with the community and everyone at PVB, I did these firstly and foremost... myself.
I wanted to challenge myself to recreate the box from scratch while still looking as close as possible to the original. But at the same time have a little bit of my own personal uniqueness to it.
That way one could be like, "Oh, this is an Uncle Tusk Box" and "This is a VirtuousRage Box".

Truthfully, if you placed it right next to your Baseball box, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference~~

Quote:
speedyink wrote:
Unless whoever scored the English proto steps forward with a screenshot of the title screen we won't know for 100%.


They must come forth and reveal their secrets!!!
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#8
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/11 7:10
VB Gamer
Joined 1/9
USA
30 Posts
I just finished the Virtual Bowling box and have uploaded it!
Here are the updated links!

I currently aim to do the following:
- Virtual Fishing [ ]
- Insmouse No Yakata [ ]
- Space Invaders
- Virtual Bowling [ ]
- Virtual Lab
- V-Tetris

Here is a link to a preview of the completed ones so far!
- https://skfb.ly/YIqO
- https://skfb.ly/YIsT
- https://skfb.ly/YNMQ


I was going to update the 1st post as well, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. Are you able to edit your posts on this forum?
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#9
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/11 10:06
VB Gamer
Joined 1/9
USA
30 Posts
P.S.

If the Virtual Bowling box black areas appear gray, it's a bug. I assure you they're black.
Something is going on with the SketchFab side where they are doing some texture conversion for some reason and it's changing the black to gray. O_O

They didn't do it on the other two... so I have no idea.
Gonna send them a ticket.
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#10
Re: Last remaining English boxes!
Posted on: 1/11 18:22
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VirtuousRage wrote:
I was going to update the 1st post as well, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. Are you able to edit your posts on this forum?


You can only edit a post within about 30 minutes after you first posted it. After that, you have to create a whole new post in the forum thread, but making a new post is best anyway, since it kicks the thread up to the top of the list on the main page of the site.

By the way, great job on the boxes!
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