All Hail the Virtual Boy

For my *cough* *cough* th birthday my wife decided to treat me to a cool video gaming present. Unbeknownst to me, she was searching far and wide to locate a boxed Virtual Boy Console in very good condition. Well the effort certainly paid off.

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The console is the Japanese version. The box and everything in it is in very good condition, with the console itself looking hardly used.

 

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I had used a Virtual Boy briefly while in Japan on holiday in a Super Potato store.

I received 4 games with the console, with a mate of mine also giving me a spare copy of Red Alarm for my birthday as well.

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The games are actually quite cool. The sound that the console puts out sounds good too, considering it is not via headphones.

Now – a little bit about the games!

Red Alarm – I think this game is quite good. The wireframe graphics remind me of the old vector games (although not as smooth).

Mari’s Tennis – I am really not good at this game! Kept missing the ball. Started getting the hang of it after a while.

Galactic Pinball – This is a really cool pinball game, although it was more like hitting an air hockey puck around.

Pappilon Country Golf – I found this game quite addictive, each time I thought about ending the game I would think “Just one more hole”. It has a password save which is handy in case you cannot pull off long virtual boy stints without getting a headashe.

Kemco Virtual professional Baseball ’95 – Fun little baseball game. Typically I wasn’t great at hitting the ball, but I think with practice I could get much better. Would be fun to hit out a few seasons.

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