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Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 2016/6/22 5:10
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Hi guys,

I've been collecting for the virtualboy recently, and i'm in the Japanese game music industry so I was asking a composer i regularly work with about working with the virtualboy.

Just a random inconsequential factoid that die hard VB fans might be interested in:

The company 'Eighting' had a game in production / preproduction for the VirtualBoy.
I asked if he had a prototype cartridge of the game, but he said the game didn't make it far into production, so all he had was the hardware to explore and test the sound capabilities of the system which he did. But right as he was ready to start composing music, the game was cancelled.
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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 2016/6/22 8:07
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Cool man, thanks for the info!
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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 2016/6/22 8:50
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I wish more obscure data like this would come to light! I looked up that studio and it seems they released that Battle Garegga (spelling?) game, I wonder if they had a similar shoot 'em up planned for the VB.

I'm also interested in the hardware you mention- was the VB sound testing he did on the regular dev kit? It would be cool if there was some unknown MIDI interface or something for the system out there!

Some hackers make MIDI interfaces for various systems, I would love a VB one. As of now I have one for the Genesis but they're available for NES, SNES, GameBoy etc too...
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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 2016/6/23 0:57
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dimix wrote:
I was asking a composer i regularly work with about working with the virtualboy.

The company 'Eighting' had a game in production / preproduction for the VirtualBoy.


Does your source know what kind of game it was going to be? What genre it would have been in?
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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 2016/6/23 19:42
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Not to break thread - but I also have a similar story that I discussed with Krisse some years back.

Codemasters (UK developer & publisher) also had a VB that they were working with to create a Micro Machines VB game. I spoke with someone from the team back then that saw this, but it is going back many years and was very early.

Again, this game project didn't get very far, the project was begun and some playable tests created, but cancelled when they felt the hardware didn't really support what they would have loved to do with the game.

I also have a MegaDrive board of a second cancelled project which reached playable status. That project eventually became Micro Maniacs on PlayStation (one).

The VB cancelled game and the MD cancelled game I think were separate entities, but both are adaptations of what a 3D Micro Machines game might have looked like on 2D-based hardware.
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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 1/19 0:51
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Quote:

dimix wrote:
Hi guys,

I've been collecting for the virtualboy recently, and i'm in the Japanese game music industry so I was asking a composer i regularly work with about working with the virtualboy.

Just a random inconsequential factoid that die hard VB fans might be interested in:

The company 'Eighting' had a game in production / preproduction for the VirtualBoy.
I asked if he had a prototype cartridge of the game, but he said the game didn't make it far into production, so all he had was the hardware to explore and test the sound capabilities of the system which he did. But right as he was ready to start composing music, the game was cancelled.

Here's your answer...It's called Invincible Iron Man Gagaga-In ;-)
Sources:
https://twitter.com/gdri/status/954074308141252608
https://twitter.com/rurarbou_new/status/953850257497931776

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Re: Virtualboy game made by eighting
Posted on: 1/31 10:11
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This brings a tear to my eye. ;_; Shame it never got far into production.. but still very cool to know this very interesting piece of history. Something tells me there are definitely other VB games that were likely very early in production and got cancelled, aside from the ones we know of.
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