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New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/25 19:42
VB Gamer
Joined 2014/5/25
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Hey guys got a boxed vb yestiday at an expo cheap. Came with Mario tennis and I already had wario land vb off eBay years ago. Works great, no display issues, no sound problems and stand is perfect. It's part of my collection but what to do next. Thinking of getting panic bomber or Tetris off eBay as less than 15 pounds. I'm in uk so the games are much harder to come by here.
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Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/25 21:02
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Alexander wrote:
Hey guys got a boxed vb yestiday at an expo cheap. Came with Mario tennis and I already had wario land vb off eBay years ago. Works great, no display issues, no sound problems and stand is perfect. It's part of my collection but what to do next. Thinking of getting panic bomber or Tetris off eBay as less than 15 pounds. I'm in uk so the games are much harder to come by here.


Greetings Alexander, and welcome to the community. Two other Virtual Boy games that I definitely think you should get, which you should also be able to find at low prices in the UK, are Red Alarm and Galactic Pinball. These are two very fun games that are rated high by most Virtual Boy gamers.
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#3
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/25 23:02
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/7/3
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Let's not forget Bound High, it's easily the best game for the system. Oh and you might want to pick up a flashboy too for all of your homebrew needs, and to play all of the games ever released to boot
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#4
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/26 10:06
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Joined 2014/5/25
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Just noticed I've got a single black line about a third of the way up going across the screen. Guessing it's dead pixals. It does not get in the way of gaming but I can notice it during Mario tennis. Is this normal?
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#5
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/26 11:56
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no pixels here, it's all LEDs and mirrors. it could just be some dust on the LED window. i won't say it's normal, but it is common.
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#6
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/26 23:51
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/3/25
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Well, in this sense you could call it a "pixel" as the LEDs are used as such in the Virtual Boy.

It'd be more impressive for some dust to be obscuring one LED / pixel line than for an LED to have stopped working. That's really the only thing that comes to mind with such a display malfunction. A black line means one of the 224 vertical LEDs has died, because they reflect off the oscillating mirror to create a full 2D picture.
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#7
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/27 0:12
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/1/22
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Quote:

morintari wrote:
Let's not forget Bound High, it's easily the best game for the system. Oh and you might want to pick up a flashboy too for all of your homebrew needs, and to play all of the games ever released to boot


At this point, I think the "flashboy" will be essential to playing Bound High (I agree it's the best game). I don't think the cart is available now.

"Red Alarm" has many Easter-eggs (hidden features), such as two bikini-girls. It is among the best exploits of the "3D".

There are lots of hidden rooms in "Wario Land", another must-have game; and each level needs a key to advance to the next level, usually the key is in a hidden room. "Mario Clash" has a secret feature that I discovered --- that's my comment on "Virtualboy.org". :-)

I also like "Space Squash", often on ebay for $100. "Japan Only", it should have been released to US.

If you like puzzles "Tetris" is available in two forms, US and JAPAN versions do play differently. The US one has great 3D, and a puzzle mode where you have to build some object with the provided pieces (like a truck, elephant, helicopter) --- when completed the object comes to life and runs off the screen.

RE "pixel out" --- let's hope it is just a dust speck. You might move your eye up and down on a screen that displays lots of solid background; if the line moves at all, it's dust (or a micro-crack in the clear bezel); if it doesn't move then could be an LED out. I've tried to fix the fine wires on LED's and IC's before, with very little success; the chances of you damaging other LED's while trying to fix the one are high. I haven't tried a "spring-loaded whisker", sounds good in concept.

Welcome here, and good luck with your display!
Edited by vb-fan on 2014/5/27 0:25
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#8
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/27 0:18
VB Gamer
Joined 2014/5/25
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Long Time User (5 Years)
It's just on the right eye. Not the left. Tried opening and shutting both eyes and when viewing with both it's there. About an inch long horizontal. But it's only if I look for it. It's not in the way.
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#9
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/27 0:22
VB Gamer
Joined 2014/5/25
32 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)
Could be a hairline crack. Might leave it. Next question. I've no idea how old my virtual boy is or how bad the glue holding the ribbon inside is. What is best way to leave it when not in use? I've read different things and unsure.
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#10
Re: New vb owner
Posted on: 2014/5/27 0:24
Virtual Freak
Joined 2014/5/27
USA
51 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)
Hello everyone, I saw this post and decided I'd jump in and say hi. I just purchased a a virtual boy today and am very excited to play it. I never had one growing up and was curious. So my curiosity finally got the best of me. I can't wait to play some Mario Clash and Wario Land! Also if anyone is familiar with Famicom World I'm usually found lurking there as well.
Edited by modeltfordman on 2014/5/27 0:40
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