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Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 2:45
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So a few weeks ago I hand wrote a letter, took some pictures with my Gameboy Camera of some Virtual Boy stuff, and sent it to Nintendo.

While it is sort of a generic response, it was really nice to receive a letter back. It was especially cool of them to mention those two games specifically.

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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 7:11
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That's a level of old school cool I really appreciate. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 7:33
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I love it. Despite it being a bit generic and scriptted, there was atleast a little bit of love written in it
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 9:52
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Somebody definitely wrote that by hand. They're definitely following a model of how the company wants perspective letters to sound. But I feel as though that specific letter was written by hand.
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 11:52
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Thatís actually pretty darn cool but sadly Nintendo doesnít even include the VB on their timeline.
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 12:45
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Quote:

speedyink wrote:
It was especially cool of them to mention those two games specifically.


Yeah, that is pretty cool! And a nice little piece to keep in the collection.

I'm curious to know though...what did they end up giving you for swag items?
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 13:06
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maybe if every one wrote nintendo on this forum maybe nintendo would do something about it.

how hard could it bee to port those game to virtual console titles with enhanced 3d wide screen and if they bother to do so remaster at least wario world in full color
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 13:20
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Nes Freak wrote:
how hard could it bee to port those game to virtual console titles with enhanced 3d wide screen and if they bother to do so remaster at least wario world in full color


Remove that part about the "enhanced wide screen" and I'd say it should be trivial for them to create a Virtual Boy emulator for 3DS to bring Virtual Boy games to Virtual Console. But the technical side is not the problem, anyway - it's simply an economical question, and I am afraid no one at Nintendo is seeing a high enough market of potential buyers for VB games on VC. On top, I guess Nintendo isn't too keen on re-releasing games from a system they'd prefer to have never existed.

Our best bet for seeing full-color remakes of Virtual Boy games is doing it ourselves. See Super Mario Clash 3D.
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 19:48
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For Nintendo the VB was a failure. I do not think they will release something VB related. If they do, it would be a huge surprise.
Okay they never ignored the VB completely. In some games like Super Smash Bros, Animal Crossing or MiiTomo you get 3D models of the VB. But I doubt they touch the games.
Nintendo directly released only like 8 games. The rest was released by other publishers.
On top of that they see it as a failed system, they probably don't see any reason to write a emulator for just 8 games.
The remaining games would require extra licencing and stuff.
I guess they just don't want to divert any workforce to such a task, otherwise they would have done it already. Afterall the 3DS is the perfect system to (re)present the games with much better playability.
Like Krisse said, the only way we see it on a 3DS we neede to do it ourself. That is also why I pushed so hard for a VB emulator.

@Krisse, that Super Mario Clash 3D seems to be down on his page.
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Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 21:13
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Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
That's a level of old school cool I really appreciate. Thanks for sharing.


I'm glad I'm not the only old school person out there :)

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Levine91 wrote:
I love it. Despite it being a bit generic and scriptted, there was atleast a little bit of love written in it


Like LK said someone definitely wrote it by hand, following some guidelines. It was pretty specific to the letter I wrote. I'm happy it wasn't just a canned response :)

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vuefinder83 wrote:
Yeah, that is pretty cool! And a nice little piece to keep in the collection.

I'm curious to know though...what did they end up giving you for swag items?


I'm definitely keeping this, I didn't really expect them to write back so it was awesome to see in the mail. Nothing crazy, just some Nintendo themed book marks. Still nice of them though.



While I agree that it's a long shot, I figured why not, it's not hard to write a letter.
To me this would be one of their fan service products. I think over the years they've realized that there are quite a few people out there that like the VB still. Why else start mentioning it in random things(remember "all hail the Virtual Boy"?)
I realize that they can't release all the games, I said in the letter even just the ones they have/can get rights to would be awesome, which does indeed include Wario Land, the one that would sell the most to the general public.

I still fully support the homebrew emulator project Guy is working on (otherwise I wouldn't be a patron for it), but like I said, it doesn't hurt putting the bug in Nintendo's ear for an official (even if more limited) product.
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