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WELCOME TO PLANET VIRTUAL BOY!
HTTP://WWW.PLANETVB.COM

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.


13
May

Perfect “Stereoscopic Panorama” Book

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.

27
Mar

Super Mario Clash 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

3
Mar

VBDE 1.1.0 with VBJaEngine 4.0 now available

Version 1.1.0 of VBDE, the Virtual Boy Development Environment, is now available! By removing a lot of unneeded files from the cygwin directory, the package size has been massively reduced. Also, it is now 100% portable by removing remaining hardcoded paths. Furthermore, the Aseprite graphics editor is now included in the package.

VBDE is now also available as a "Pro" edition, which comes bundled with a pre-configured copy of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition as its default editor, as well as Git for version control.

VBDE 1.1.0 (19.5 MB)
VBDE Pro 1.1.0 (209 MB)



The VBJaEngine as well as its Barebone and Platformer Demo have been updated to version 4.0 final in this release! So you can more easily check out what the engine is capable of, here's direct links to binaries of the completed VBJaEngine Platformer Demo.

VBJaEngine Platformer Demo (175 KB)
VBJaEngine Platformer Demo (Debug) (189 KB)

23
Feb

VBjin-OVR v2.1 released

VBjin-OVR, the Virtual Boy Emulator for Windows with support for the Oculus Rift VR display device, has (unofficially) been updated to version 2.1.
  • Oculus SDK updated to 0.8.0.0
  • Fixed crash when Oculus not available

Download.
21
Feb

1995 Nintendo Products Catalogue

Benjamin Stevens has scanned all the Virtual Boy related pages from the 1995 Nintendo Products Catalogue, which was a part of the E3 1995 Nintendo Press Kit.