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.


The untold story of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Boy's launch in North America, FastCompany recently posted an article called "Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later" by Benj Edwards. In great detail, it describes how the idea of a portable high-resolution display by US engineer Allen Becker in 1985 eventually became the defining key component of the Nintendo Virtual Boy ten years later.

A definitive, highly recommended must-read that does away with a lot of misconceptions about Nintendo's red and black stepchild. You'll be surprised!

Bound High! Guide

After a year-long hiatus, Brian Hodges has released a new game guide, this time for the unreleased Bound High!

AP Shoshinkai 1994 Virtual Boy footage

The Associated Press and British Movietone have recently started uploading their massive video archive to YouTube. The channels will "include more than 550,000 video stories dating from 1895 to the present day".

On the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Boy's Japan launch, an interesting two-and-a-half minute compilation of raw video footage from the Virtual Boy booth on the Shoshinkai 1994 show has been uploaded.


Möira Virtual Boy 20th Anniversary homage

Möira is a sweet-looking Game Boy inspired oldschool action platformer developed by indie developer Onagro Studios for PC, Mac and Linux. In celebration of the Virtual Boy's 20th anniversary, the team has released a video of the game running in red and black.


Radare now supporting Virtual Boy

The reverse engineering framework radare has recently received support for the NEC V810 thanks to our user danielps. Therefore you can now use it to disassemble and analyse Virtual Boy ROMs.

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