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.


4 new development disks released

DanB shares dumps of the 4 floppy disks that came with his recently acquired VUE-Debugger kit.

These disks contain by far the latest known versions of neat stuff like the VUCC compiler or the sample programs.

Click the disks to download:

C compiler VUCC (95.7.10)VU Development System (95.7.10)VU Development System Manual (95.7.10)VUE Sample Program Ver.1.3 (95-8-1)

Fishbone now available CIB

"Team Tusk" have done it again and produced complete-in-box copies of another homebrew game. "Fishbone" is now available for sale at UncleTusker's online store for a price of $80. Check out the release thread.


Virtual Box pre-alpha released

thunderstruck has released a pre-alpha version of his Virtual Boy development tool called "Virtual Box". It's the exact same version that compo entry "Mario Combat" was created with. Find it here.

Here's the full Tobidase! Panibon commercial

KingorouChannel has the full, 30 second version of the Japanese Panic Bomber TV commercial.


VUE-Debugger auctioned

A VUE-Debugger has been auctioned at Yahoo Japan Auctions. It was, to my best knowledge, the first ever Virtual Boy development kit to be publically auctioned. On top of that, the unit is complete, like new and even comes with a copy of the never released link cable - the first and only one known to exist.

The auction ended yesterday with a highest bid of 300,000 Yen (roughly USD 3,000). Luckily, this tremendously good bargain was made by a Planet VB member, so we will hopefully hear again from this in the future.

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