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Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/7 6:05
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Joined 2015/3/28
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I don't know how many of you guys already knew this, but I just realized that there's two different versions of the Japanese Virtual Boy precautions booklets:

"D-VUE-JPN" and "D-VUE-JPN-1"

Anyone have a good idea as to why that might be?

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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/7 7:16
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/6/11
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From what I can tell, the actual content hasn't changed much between the two versions. Mostly the order they're displayed in. Maybe it was something to do with the complaints of the system once it was actually released? And then changing the instructions to show the most important things at the top? Like the original version without the 1 at the end has a blurb on pirated cartridges on the front side, which is moved to the back side in what I assume is the later printing.
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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/8 2:40
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Quote:

ziggaboogi wrote:
..the original version without the 1 at the end has a blurb on pirated cartridges on the front side, which is moved to the back side in what I assume is the later printing.


Really?! I would've loved to see an "official pirated" VB game from back in the day 😜

I appreciate your input there, ziggaboogi. Thanks!

I do wonder why they did away with that image of the "mother" making sure her kid doesn't die while playing the VB on the front of D-VUE-JPN? It was completely removed from the later D-VUE-JPN-1 version.
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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/8 4:20
VB Gamer
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That one looks like they changed the recommended ages. The original print with the mom picture basically says to not let kids play the VB unsupervised. But that section is changed from "When letting a child play" to "Appropriate user ages." The new version basically says to not let anyone between the ages of 0-6 play the VB, period.
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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/9 8:32
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Thanks, man! I really do appreciate the info :)
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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/9 16:19
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Quote:

ziggaboogi wrote:
That one looks like they changed the recommended ages. The original print with the mom picture basically says to not let kids play the VB unsupervised. But that section is changed from "When letting a child play" to "Appropriate user ages." The new version basically says to not let anyone between the ages of 0-6 play the VB, period.


That part is very interesting indeed. It seems from this that Yokoi did want the Virtual Boy to be for all ages, just like the Game Boy, and that it was only found out after the fact that Nintendo could have lawsuits on their hands if they allowed kids 6 and under to play it.
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Re: Japanese Virtual Boy Precautions Booklets
Posted on: 1/11 8:43
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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

That part is very interesting indeed. It seems from this that Yokoi did want the Virtual Boy to be for all ages, just like the Game Boy, and that it was only found out after the fact that Nintendo could have lawsuits on their hands if they allowed kids 6 and under to play it.


Yeah, I think this is definitely the reason for them remaking the JPN precautions booklet. Makes much sense.
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