In the latest episode of The Ben Heck show, Ben takes a look at the Virtual Boy. In the course of the twenty-something minute teardown, he not only completely takes apart a Virtual Boy console while inspecting its inner workings, but also comes up with a simple way of fixing the all-too-well-known display problems -- I'm sure we'll soon see those clamps mass produced and for sale by somebody, somewhere *hint, hint*.
Be sure to keep an eye on the show's Youtube channel, since next week's episode will be trying to improve the system now that it's repaired and disassembled!
Welcome to the third dimension! On this site you will learn everything about Nintendo's Virtual Reality experiment, the Virtual Boy. Released back in 1995 only in Japan and North America, the system failed all along the line and disappeared from the market less than a year later, quietly and without any official word. Only 22 games were released for the Virtual Boy during its short lifespan. Here we want to build a memorial for this unique oddity of videogame history. Dedicated to its brilliant creator, Gunpei Yokoi.
Benjamin Stevens has scanned all the Virtual Boy related pages from a bunch of Jugemu magazine issues:
- Jugemu Magazine 6/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 7/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 8/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 9/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 10/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 11/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 12/1995
- Jugemu Magazine 1/1996
- Jugemu Magazine 2/1996
- Jugemu Magazine 4/1996
After more than 2 years, M.K. has released a new version of his Game Boy Emulator for Virtual Boy! This version includes several bug fixes, and features better compatibility, better sound emulation as well as SRAM save support. Get it here.
Benjamin Stevens has released scans of the Japanese Perfect "Stereoscopic Panorama" Book (パーフェクト「立体パノラマ」ブック), a pretty rare "bonus book" that came bundled with an issue of Dengeki Super Famicon. It includes many stereoscopic screenshots of Virtual Boy software printed side-by-side, and came with a handicraft sheet to build some sort of goggles to watch these in 3D.
Did you know that Mario Clash has seen an unofficial remake? "Super Mario Clash 3D" by Greek indie developer Sakis25 games is a lovingly recreated version of the Virtual Boy classic for PC, made entirely in Gamemaker!
- Full 3D graphics
- 3D Stereoscopic SBS support
- 1080p support (SD version included)
- Joystick support