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#11
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/12/27 23:04
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There seems to be an unending list of terrible games I've played. I'll just try to hit the high points. =) Some awful games are actually still quite fun to play though!

NES:
-Jetsons
-Seicross
-Super Pitfall
-Robodemons (It's actually really fun though!)
-Winter Games

SNES:
-Captain Novalin
-Pitfighter

N64:
-Superman 64
-War Gods
(Several fighters for the system are awful)

PS1:
-Bubsy 3D (This one takes the cake)

Gamecube:
-Aquaman
-Charlie's Angels

Xbox 360:
-Brave: The Magical Warrior
-Dark Sector

Wii:
-Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire
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#12
Re: Mario Land VB
Posted on: 2012/12/27 22:52
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To be clear, the potential "first few levels" I referred to in my previous post was speculative based off the confirmed footage of VB Mario Land, not the homebrew. That'd be neat if the homebrew was completed as a full game, regardless if it is a project on hold or simply an engine.
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#13
Re: Virtual Boy has met it's match!
Posted on: 2012/12/27 21:17
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I've never gotten a headache or dizziness from any video game. That would have to be a terrible feeling. It's odd, because I can get car sick very easily if I'm not riding in the front, which didn't start happening until I started driving...
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#14
Re: Mario Land VB
Posted on: 2012/12/27 21:06
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I'm a Virtual Boy noob, but as far as I know, the game was not very far into development at all. Instead, they (Nintendo) decided to take a shortcut and flesh out the mini-game of Mario Land VB, Mario Clash, into a full-fledged arcade-style game that we know of today. Shortly after, the Virtual Boy's rapid decline was beginning and it wasn't a worthwhile venture to complete.

I could be getting my timetable wrong, but I believe that's generally what occurred.

Judging from your question, I'm not certain if you're aware of how many unreleased games are leaked. What generally happens is that a prototype of an unreleased game falls into the hands of a collector/retro-gamer, who then dumps (or has someone else more knowledgeable dump) the ROM. After that, the owner usually either distributes it freely, asks for donations first, or first releases it as a reproduction and THEN shares the ROM freely after some time has passed. All that being said, typically a ROM of an unreleased game is only released when the prototype is found. If there is no prototype for the game, chances are, there's no ROM for it either and if somehow there is, it may be on an EPROM chip (as opposed to a full cart) locked away in Nintendo's secret vaults of secrecy. Given that VB Mario Land's development may not have gotten very far, there may be no ROM at all anymore, and if there is, it's just the first few levels (which would still be very cool). Sad but true.

My bet is that there's no prototype cartridge of the game and most likely isn't a trace of the ROM left. If there is, it's in Nintendo's HQ somewhere and kept for historical purposes. That's just wishful thinking, though.
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#15
Re: Just got a Virtual Boy! (+ introduction)
Posted on: 2012/12/26 18:51
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Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Quote:

Nightowljrm wrote:

I'm kind of a purist and it's worth the extra money to me to invest in the North American version of any game that was released here. I even did the same for Little Samson and Bubble Bobble 2 as opposed to acquiring their Famicom versions.



I know what those two NES games sell for. You should LOVE the prices of Virtual Boy games. They are all cheap compared to the rarest NES titles. You will likely be able to find a CIB of Jack Bros. for a price lower than that of a loose Bubble Bobble 2.


Yeah, man. The entire library (cart only) is cheaper than those two games (cart only) combined. I dunno if I'll do CIB or cart only. I could always resell and upgrade... the problem is that I work during the summers and my Christmas breaks from college to earn money to live off of throughout the year so I don't have to go to school and work at the same time. So I have a fixed budget and it's not really practical this year. Maybe next - we'll see!
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#16
Re: Just got a Virtual Boy! (+ introduction)
Posted on: 2012/12/26 1:11
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Quote:

VBmills wrote:
Hello and welcome!

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to you as well!

... and a happy New Year!
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#17
Re: Virtual Boy Revival
Posted on: 2012/12/25 18:59
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It's odd how there is a steady stream of comments from Nintendo about leaving the Virtual Boy in the past yet in many games, the Virtual Boy makes a cameo.

For example, the Super Smash Bros. games. I believe it was Melee that had a Virtual Boy resting with other Nintendo consoles in the trophy room. A more recent example would be Kirby's Dream Collection, where a brief synopsis on the Virtual Boy is given.

I'd assume if they wanted to truly leave it in the past, they wouldn't throw cameos of it into first-party games. Part of me thinks that they want to hold onto it for a historical reason, but at the same time, they seem to contradict themselves in this manner.

That being said, I wouldn't completely throw the possibility of Virtual Boy games making it to the 3DS; however, I'd say the possibility is slim. If any move to the Virtual Boy, it will probably be just Mario Clash and Mario Tennis. That's my opinion, at least.
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#18
Re: Just got a Virtual Boy! (+ introduction)
Posted on: 2012/12/25 18:51
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Quote:

Dreammary wrote:
For one Japan has a cheaper copy of Jack Bros, their boxed copy is 1/3 the price of our cart only copy.

But they also got Space Squash, VTetris, and Virtual Fishing.
There are other games too but I didn't list then because they are way to expensive, and are better suited to be played on the FlashBoy+ (a virtualboy flash cartridge).


I've noticed that; very interesting. I'm assuming it's because Nintendo expected it to do better than in Japan and it was just as unsuccessful.

I'm kind of a purist and it's worth the extra money to me to invest in the North American version of any game that was released here. I even did the same for Little Samson and Bubble Bobble 2 as opposed to acquiring their Famicom versions.

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thunderstruck wrote:
Hey, nice to have you here. I got my Virtual Boy several years ago for Christmas as well.

If you are looking for a really good game you might consider buying a reproduction of the unreleased game Bound High at: http://www.uncletusk.com/catalog/17 There is only a limited number so you have to be quick.

As Dreammary stated, a FlashBoy+ is also a great addition as you can play all of the Homebrews. If you want one just contact Minestorm (http://www.planetvb.com/modules/userc ... p?section=profile&uid=545). He is 100% truth-worthy even though the ordering process is rather unusual.


Thank you!

I just may go for Bound High. Thank you for reminding me. I remember looking at it a few days ago. I will probably contact Uncle Tusk on NintendoAge shortly. =)

I'll probably become more interested in the FlashBoy+ as I get closer to having all the USA-releases. The definite advantage to that is certainly playing homebrews.

Quote:

Protoman85 wrote:
Hello new guy. If you need information on the Virtual Boy games, I've made reviews for them all. Have a look if you want.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list= ... hrkrkevns&feature=mh_lolz


Thank you!

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Once again, thanks for all the warm welcomes! It seems like a great, tight-knit little community here.
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#19
Re: Just got a Virtual Boy! (+ introduction)
Posted on: 2012/12/25 3:33
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Quote:

Dreammary wrote:
Virtual Boy does receive a whole lot of hate while 90% of it comes from people who never played it once. I recommend Japanese games also because they got a nice set of games.


That doesn't surprise me in the slightest. I also feel that many who have played it did not adjust the settings to fit their needs, resulting in poor performance and a headache. I truly believe it.

What are the high points for the Japanese games? Right now NTSC is my priority, but I'm not narrow minded. ;)

Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Hey Nightowljrm!

Glad you're enjoying the coolest video game system on the planet. I hope you decide to join the high score competition, especially for Red Alarm. Getting the high score on this site is pretty tough.


Oh, man, I'm sure it'll be tough. I may consider it once I actually develop some skill at the game. Lol.

Thanks for the warm welcomes so far!
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#20
Just got a Virtual Boy! (+ introduction)
Posted on: 2012/12/25 2:49
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Hello, everyone!

As the title says, I just got a Virtual Boy (for Christmas, of course). It wasn't exactly a complete surprise; in my anticipation I've been browsing the website for the past couple of days. It makes me kind of sad because this system had (has for homebrew) so much potential.

Now... I guess a little bit about myself. I'm a college student (and factory worker in the summer) at the ripe age of twenty years old who loves retro video games. I began retrogaming/collecting in the middle of my ninth grade year. I didn't like the direction gaming was going in being over-cinematic, too easy, and hardly a real game anymore and since I had always had my first system - the Sega Genesis - hooked up beside whatever I was into at the moment, I figured I had never removed my Genesis for a reason: old school is saturated in quality. So I grabbed a SNES and a year later the NES and it all snowballed from there. I now own over 750 games (340 of those being NES) and other old school gaming collectibles. I'm mainly active at NintendoAge.

As for the Virtual Boy, it garnered my interest this past summer. I had known about it before, but I never gave it much thought past the Angry Video Game Nerd's videos about it. Considering part of the humor is how he exaggerates how "bad" something is, I figured the Virtual Boy couldn't be all that bad. I read and read and it wasn't long before I earnestly wanted one. And now I do!

I've already played it for about an hour and a half straight and I gotta say, it's way better than people portray it. I'm convinced that many who bash the system only do so because of the bandwagon mentality. I feel completely fine! I love the system so much. Moreso than the 3DS... I actually like that it's red and black, those are two of my three favorite colors. I like it's quirky yet workable design, unique controller, and its history. It's a very unique system that is very under-appreciated.

The games I currently own are: 3D Tetris, Golf, Mario Clash, Mario Tennis, Red Alarm and Teleroboxer. I expected to like Red Alarm and Teleroboxer, but I'm surprised as to how enjoyable Mario Clash and Mario Tennis are. Golf... not so much. I don't like Golf though, so it's not very surprising. I have mixed feelings about 3D Tetris. I'm probably going to go ahead and scoop up the rest of the North American releases before the end of January.

Well, I guess I've done enough rambling...

-Nightowljrm
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