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#1
Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 12:27
Virtual Freak
Joined 2008/4/23
Great Britain
78 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (12 Years)
Released 20 years ago today! I'm going to celebrate by playing some games on the underrated red and black wonder.
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#2
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 13:24
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/8/24
Great Britain
36 Posts
Long Time User (10 Years)
Crazy! I was in America around this time 20 years ago and remember seeing it shops over there.

I remember hassling my dad to get me one but it never happened.

Nintendo gave up on this system far too easily IMO. I mean giving up before even 1 year is out is not the way to do it. They should have given the system a solid year to try and make its mark on Gamers.

I personally think a Mario game on the system would have made more people at least try the system. The demo alone looked awesome!
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#3
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 18:17
PVB Elite
Joined 2012/7/9
USA
836 Posts
Top10 PosterLong Time User (7 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
Wow 20 today! I remember begging for one also, but in all honesty AVGN is right about one thing... The VB should have had a Headstrap in the box as well as the stand.

The misunderstood advertising and lack of Headstrap really caused damage to the sales. Nintendo could have waited to hammer out the issues but they didn't. :/
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#4
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 18:29
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (7 Years)
Happy 20th VB! I remember learning about the console from either the AVGN or when reading one of my sister's old Nintendo Power magazines when I was little. Although a little bit of a pain, it's still a fun console to play and it stinks that it was canned so quickly since some of the cancelled games like Dragon Hopper and Mario Land VB looked fun.

I need to get some more games for my Virtual Boy since I still only have the initial 7 games I got with it two years ago.
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#5
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 19:35
VB Gamer
Joined 2013/7/5
30 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Nice to see kotaku giving the Virtual boy some attention today!

http://kotaku.com/a-good-reason-to-ce ... ys-20th-annive-1719259598

Happy birthday virtual boy!!!
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#6
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 19:57
PVB Elite
Joined 2014/6/4
USA
589 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite and most underrated consoles, Virtual Boy!

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#7
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 21:01
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Joined 2011/4/27
USA
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tetris911 wrote:
Nice to see kotaku giving the Virtual boy some attention today!


Too bad the only attention given is basically, "It's true that the Virtual Boy sucked, but at least it didn't cause Nintendo to stop trying new things."

Oh well...

Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
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#8
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/21 23:21
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/3/25
218 Posts
Long Time User (7 Years)
Are you guys going by the Japanese release? I thought the Virtual Boy launched in August.

Happy B-Day Virtual Boy, still one of my favorite Nintendo consoles, even if it needs more games.
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#9
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/22 2:27
PVB Elite
Joined 2014/6/4
USA
589 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
This celebration today is the Japanese release. US wasn't until Aug 14th if I'm not mistaken.
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#10
Re: Happy Birthday Virtual Boy!
Posted on: 2015/7/22 4:27
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/7/3
USA
454 Posts
CoderContributorLong Time User (8 Years) App Coder40+ Game Ratings
Kit23 and I celebrated with cupcakes at our favorite store Happy B day VB!>8
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