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#31
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 2013/9/28 14:39
Virtual Freak
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They look great.
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#32
Re: Hyper Fighting
Posted on: 2013/8/31 9:38
Virtual Freak
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Found out about this last night. Played through a few times and... wow. Extremely impressive work. I look forward to further releases.
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#33
Re: Dragon Hopper on HALF dot COM
Posted on: 2013/4/1 10:26
Virtual Freak
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Good effort though unfortunately there actually is a seller with that name. I hope he's not going to get harassed by VB fans now.
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#34
Re: 10 Virtual Boy Games Worth Playing
Posted on: 2013/1/28 15:27
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Top five in no particular order:

Bound High!
Virtual Boy Wario Land
Red Alarm
Jack Bros.
Space Squash

Next five in no particular order:
3D Tetris
Vertical Force
Mario's Tennis
Galactic Pinball
Panic Bomber
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#35
Re: The History Of NINTENDO by Florent GORGES
Posted on: 2013/1/28 15:16
Virtual Freak
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I've got both books and think they are great. I'm looking forward to future volumes and the Gunpei Yokoi book.
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#36
Re: Faceball release and details
Posted on: 2013/1/22 12:19
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Quote:

c0ldb33r wrote:
Where can I send a donation? Is there a paypal address?


Details here: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=361
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#37
Re: Faceball release and details
Posted on: 2013/1/17 12:02
Virtual Freak
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I meant to post earlier, but...yeah this sucks. I thought something like this might happen though as it seemed to be getting a lot of press attention.
I wasn't that interested in a boxed copy, but was going to get one anyway - a cool bonus for contributing to the "Keep Bigmac off the couch fund"

Quote:

gamesbloke wrote:
Can something be done in terms of editing the software/sprites to make a game CIB that is intellectually unique???

Doubtful. I imagine any such project would have to be coded from scratch. Physical BallFace release anyone?

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segagamer99 wrote:
You think BPS, god knows what it is now, will care?

It seems it became Blue Planet Software, founded by Henk Rogers who also founded the Tetris Company - the BPS site currently redirects to the Tetris site. With that in mind they are kind of a big deal and although they have done nothing with the property in years, Faceball is theirs (Xanth sold it to them around 1993 I think).
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#38
Re: Faceball release and details
Posted on: 2013/1/10 16:37
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Quote:

DanB wrote:
Fun fact: The rom header in the Faceball proto still says "V-Tetris" and has the same game id (VTRJ) as that game, which might suggest it was developed by the same team, or even built on the same pc/using V-Tetris as a framework

OK forget Riverhill. Looks to me like BPS developed this one themselves.
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#39
Re: Faceball release and details
Posted on: 2013/1/10 16:35
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Whilst Bulletproof Software only published the Game Boy and SNES games, they did also develop games themselves (including V-Tetris), so I wouldn't necessarily rule them out as the developers of the VB game.

However for the Game Gear colourised version of Faceball 2000 (the GB one) and the PC Engine Faceball, they were "licensed to Riverhill Soft", so perhaps they were the developers for the VB entry.

Other thoughts:

- This is not a "spruced up" version of one of the other games. It does not resemble any of the others.
- It's worth noting that all the games are different from each other, even though two of them (GB/SNES)were called "Faceball 2000". The exception (as mentioned above) is that a colour version of the GB game was released for the Game Gear.
- The VB game is titled Nico-Chan Battle (ニコちゃんバトル) which is interesting as the previous games released in Japan used the English title on-screen. Packaging included Japanese but was again "Faceball" (フェイスボール).
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#40
Re: Best Proxy service?
Posted on: 2013/1/10 16:03
Virtual Freak
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I've always used http://www.shoppingmalljapan.com/ and never had any trouble.
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