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Nintendo's Virtual Boy console

The Virtual Boy was the first video game console marketed as having VR graphics. It was created and developed by Gunpei Yokoi—the creator of the original Game Boy and the Metroid video game franchise.[1] The Virtual Boy was released by Nintendo on July 21, 1995 (1995-07-21) in Japan and on August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14) in North America with the launch titles Mario's Tennis, Red Alarm, Teleroboxer, and Galactic Pinball.[2] The last official title to be released for the Virtual Boy was 3D Tetris, released on March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12).[3] In total, 22 Virtual Boy games were released; only 14 made it to North America.[4] The top games released for the Virtual Boy included Virtual Boy Wario Land, Galactic Pinball, Mario's Tennis, Nester's Funky Bowling, and Red Alarm.[5]

The Virtual Boy was an attempt to simulate virtual reality. The user looks into an eyepiece on the front of the console, where a projector displays red and black monochromatic images into the user's eyes[6]—a technique similar to that used in IMAX movies.[7] The Virtual Boy was considered a hardware flop, selling 770,000 units before being discontinued a year after its release. Reasons for the flop include the implementation of a red-and-black monochromatic display as opposed to a full color display, the inability to conveniently and comfortably play the device, a retail price of US$179.95 (by comparison, the Game Boy had an introductory retail price of US$109.95),[1] and the public's anticipation of fifth generation video game consoles, which included the Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, and the PlayStation.[8] As a further consequence, Yokoi was forced to resign from Nintendo.[9]

The following list contains all games released on the Virtual Boy, including all games released either in Japan or in North America only. The Virtual Boy was released in North America and in Japan. Both the English and Japanese titles, as well as both the North American and Japanese release dates, are given when applicable.

Released games

English title Japanese title Publisher Release date
North America (NA)
Release date
Japan (JP)
3D Tetris[10] Polygo Block[11] Nintendo 01996-03 March 1996 Not released
Galactic Pinball[10] Galactic Pinball[12] Nintendo 01995-08 August 1995 01995-07-21 July 21, 1995
Golf[10] T&E Virtual Golf[13] Nintendo (NA)
T&E Soft (JP)
01995-11 November 1995 01995-08-11 August 11, 1995
Jack Bros.[10] Jack Bros.[14] Atlus 01995-10 October 1995 01995-09-29 September 29, 1995
Insmouse no Yakata[15] I'Max Not released 01995-10-13 October 13, 1995
Mario Clash[10] Mario Clash[16] Nintendo 01995-10 October 1995 01995-09-28 September 28, 1995
Mario's Tennis[10] Mario's Tennis[17] Nintendo 01995-08 August 1995 01995-07-21 July 21, 1995
Nester's Funky Bowling[10] Nintendo 01996-02 February 1996 Not released
Panic Bomber[10] Tobidase! Panibomb[18] Nintendo 01995-12 December 1995 01995-07-21 July 21, 1995
Red Alarm[10] Red Alarm[19] Nintendo 01995-08 August 1995 01995-07-21 July 21, 1995
SD Gundam Dimension War[20] Bandai Not released 01995-12-22 December 22, 1995
Space Invaders Virtual Collection[21] Taito Not released 01995-12-01 December 1, 1995
Space Squash[22] Coconuts Japan Not released 01995-09-29 September 29, 1995
Teleroboxer[10] Teleroboxer[23] Nintendo 01995-08 August 1995 01995-07-21 July 21, 1995
V-Tetris[24] Bullet-Proof Software Not released 01995-08-25 August 25, 1995
Vertical Force[10] Vertical Force[25] Nintendo 01995-12 December 1995 01995-08-12 August 12, 1995
Virtual Bowling[26] Athena Not released 01995-12-22 December 22, 1995
Virtual Boy Wario Land[10] Virtual Boy Wario Land[27] Nintendo 01995-11 November 1995 01995-12-01 December 1, 1995
Virtual Fishing[28] Pack-In-Video Not Released 01995-10-06 October 6, 1995
Virtual Lab[29] J-Wing Not released 01995-12-08 December 8, 1995
Virtual League Baseball[10] Virtual Pro Yakyū '95[30] Kemco 01995-09 September 1995 01995-08-11 August 11, 1995
Waterworld[10] Ocean Software 01995-12 December 1995 Not released

References

  1. ^ a b Beuscher, Dave. "allgame ((( Nintendo Virtual Boy > Overview )))". Allgame. http://www.allgame.com/cg/agg.dll?p=agg&sql=5:37. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Virtual Boy release information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/918745.html. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  3. ^ 3-D Tetris for VBOY, GameSpot, http://www.gamespot.com/virtualboy/puzzle/3dtetris/index.html, retrieved 2009-01-21 
  4. ^ Kolan, Patrick (2008-01-14), IGN Retro: Virtual Boy's Best Games, IGN, http://retro.ign.com/articles/845/845487p1.html, retrieved 2009-01-21 
  5. ^ "Virtual Boy Top 5", Nintendo Power (82): 8, March 1996 
  6. ^ PC World staff (2007-09-10). "The Ugliest Products in Tech History". PC World. http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;357885272;img;1226;ssid;1. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  7. ^ Townsend, Emru. "The Ugliest Products in Tech History". PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/137988-5/the_ugliest_products_in_tech_history.html. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  8. ^ Kolan, Patrick (2008-01-14). "IGN Retro: Virtual Boy Revisited". IGN. http://retro.ign.com/articles/845/845419p1.html. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  9. ^ Snow, Blake (2007-05-04). "The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time". GamePro.com. http://www.gamepro.com/gamepro/domestic/games/features/111823.shtml. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Virtual Boy Games" (PDF). Nintendo of America. Archived from the original on 2006-12-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20061202093110/http://www.nintendo.com/doc/vb_games.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  11. ^ "3D Tetris Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/582498.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  12. ^ "Galactic Pinball Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563914.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  13. ^ "Golf Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563916.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  14. ^ "Jack Bros. Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563917.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  15. ^ "Innsmouse No Yakata Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/579729.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  16. ^ "Mario Clash Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563918.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  17. ^ "Mario's Tennis Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563919.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  18. ^ "Panic Bomber Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563921.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  19. ^ "Red Alarm Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563922.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  20. ^ "SD Gundam Dimension War Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571616.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  21. ^ "Space Invaders Virtual Collection Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571619.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  22. ^ "Space Squash Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571620.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  23. ^ "Teleroboxer Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/562620.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  24. ^ "V–Tetris Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563923.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  25. ^ "Vertical Force Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563924.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  26. ^ "Virtual Bowling Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571621.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  27. ^ "Virtual Boy Wario Land Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563927.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  28. ^ "Virtual Fishing Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571618.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  29. ^ "Virtual Lab Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/571617.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  30. ^ "Virtual League Baseball Release Information for VirtualBoy". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/vboy/data/563926.html. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 

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This is a list of games for the Virtual Boy video game system, organized alphabetically by name. There are 22 games for the Virtual Boy.

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Unreleased Games

  • Bound High
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Doki Doki Obake Land
  • Dragon Hopper
  • Faceball
  • GoldenEye (eventually, the license was given to Rare to make the now famous GoldenEye 007)
  • Out of Deathmount
  • Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Gekitou Densetsu
  • Virtual Block
  • Virtual Bomberman
  • Virtual Double Yakuman
  • Virtual Gunman
  • Virtual Jockey
  • Virtual Mario Land
  • Virtual Pro Baseball '96
  • Zero Racers (Part of the F-Zero series)

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