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It looks like theres a couple different people making Hyper Fighting carts out there. Was wondering if anyone knew what the original run boards look like (or some other way to identify them)?

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The best way to tell would be the box and manual(I’m assuming you’d be going by pictures and can’t take a look at the board itself). The original run were all CIB. I made a video of mine and VectrexRoli made a video on his, I believe in both our videos we go into detail about the box and manual.
I’m not sure how many of the ‘repro’ runs came as CIB, but it’s harder to copy all 3 parts then just to copy the cart sticker. Now the board inside the cart would be a sure fire way but usually you don’t get to see it in a sale.

I don’t know what the original board looks like but I do know if they look like these then they aren’t original
deleted photos my bad, I wasn’t home to take my own photos. Its been so long I cant believe I forgot it was this weird color

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Actually, I own a Hyper Fighting that I have no clue of it’s origin so I can open it up but I’m also curious to know what the originals look like too.

Does anyone have a shot of what the inside of an original run looks like?

There’s a picture on here that was posted during production, but that was quite a while ago…

I can post a picture of mine later tonight.

And this is why I need to make myself notes, lol.

Here’s what it looks like inside.

Schwanck wrote:
I don’t know what the original board looks like but I do know if they look like these then they aren’t original

The first and third pictures are my 16Mbit carts. They won’t hold HF. The middle 32Mbit one is my new cart and it will hold HF. So will my discontinued 128/256 carts.

speedyink wrote:
And this is why I need to make myself notes, lol.

Here’s what it looks like inside.

oh awesome! thanks for posting! Looks like my cart is the same as yours. I also have that same cutout in the shell to make room for the battery. haha.

Does your case bulge slightly around the connector? My case needs to be squeezed some to get it back on and pushes up a little by the connector. Looks like, for me at least, its due to the solder joints sticking up a bit on the connector. Maybe ill take my iron to then and level them out some more.

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I didn’t notice that this morning, no. Maybe had to squeeze a little to slide it in proper but I don’t think enough for a bulge

ah. Is yours a little tight when pushing it into the virtual boy? Like compared to a normal game?

Any idea who actually made the boards for these? My understanding is Uncle Tusk did the box art, MK/Anon the game, but who did the hardware?

No mine fits pretty regularly into the VB, I’ve never noticed it being tight.

The info I think may be on this forum, I don’t have time to do the forum wide search thing. Like I said, I remember someone posting a picture of the in progress work. I can’t remember all the details, we’re going back a few years =P

My guess is Anon did the cart as well but it could’ve been Minestorm since he was doing Flashboys and stuff at the time. Just a guess though.

speedyink wrote:
No mine fits pretty regularly into the VB, I’ve never noticed it being tight.

The info I think may be on this forum, I don’t have time to do the forum wide search thing. Like I said, I remember someone posting a picture of the in progress work. I can’t remember all the details, we’re going back a few years =P

My guess is Anon did the cart as well but it could’ve been Minestorm since he was doing Flashboys and stuff at the time. Just a guess though.

I think you are remembering Faceball.

thunderstruck wrote:

I think you are remembering Faceball.

I really wouldn’t be surprised if I’m mixing the two up.

Last years I got an original of this game and it works, but it has a problem with saving. Now I’m not saying it is impossible, but what are the odds I’d have 2 bad batteries, one I bought new? It just won’t save anything. It’s not the end of days or anything but it is slightly annoying.

There’s 2 on eBay at the moment, one cart-only for 4$80, and then this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Virtual-Boy-HYPER-FIGHTING-Brand-New-Extremely-Rare/254557707455?

$3000?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

The 1st and only official run PCB was 100% made by Richard (Minestorm). Packaging was put together by UncleTusk. Initial pre-orders were sold by BigMak. I can not recall who shipped my carts, though. I’m not speculating, I was part of the conversation then and after. This includes a few of the more sensitive conversations and facts that, for some reason, we just never talk about. This game still has a strange vale of secrecy around it. There are other carts out there which I was told from owners were purchased from Kevin. Richard gave all of his remaining boards to JohnnyPhantom, who was going to do a 2nd “official” run, but never did.

Any other boards I have not seen nor do I know where they come from.

I own two CIB carts, and will open them up this week to see if they are different than images already posted here. I have a vague recollection that the first boards were purple in color, but the CIB production boards were yellow? I know there was a post, but I went looking and conveniently could not find it (hmm). Web archive for the win? Some more info here: http://web.archive.org/web/20170724092608/http://www.mellottsvrpage.com/index.php/virtual-boy-hyper-fighting/

Both of my carts fit well into the VB. I have opened them before and will add that they do take a little extra pressure when putting the shell back together.

I hope my typing this does not appear as if I am tossing anyone under the bus or posting something I should not. This is because Richard, Eric, and Kevin have all been very kind to me. In fact, my unique VB cart collection would not exist if it was not for all 3 of them. Especially Richard and Eric!

Wow that webpage, I haven’t seen that. Kind of funny to read now.
“One day I’ll build a professional link cable”
Yup

Also the guessing as to who Mr. Anon was… Man it wasn’t that long ago but it still brings me back, lol

I have a “special” cart that Richard kindly made in secret a few years ago and sent to me for free as my only purpose was and still is to allow french people to discover this masterpiece. I think time as passed and I can now talk about it. I asked nothing at the time, I just worried one time on the forum that I would have loved to have the game to spread the hype about it here in France. Richard then contacted me. Thanks again, Richard !

It’s the cart alone, no box, no manual. It even doesn’t have a sticker :p

So far I presented it in many events with a grand total over 20k visitors. I made a bartop enclosure for my VB so children can play with no risk for the VB to fall off the table (visitors already broke one of our VBs this way).

There’s also a little sign explaining the game’s story, how it was funded by one guy, and created by another one guy.

Some people traveled hundreds of kilometers just to try it.

Very interesting story!Thank you!

Arvester schrieb:
I have a “special” cart that Richard kindly made in secret a few years ago and sent to me for free as my only purpose was and still is to allow french people to discover this masterpiece. I think time as passed and I can now talk about it. I asked nothing at the time, I just worried one time on the forum that I would have loved to have the game to spread the hype about it here in France. Richard then contacted me. Thanks again, Richard !

It’s the cart alone, no box, no manual. It even doesn’t have a sticker :p

So far I presented it in many events with a grand total over 20k visitors. I made a bartop enclosure for my VB so children can play with no risk for the VB to fall off the table (visitors already broke one of our VBs this way).

There’s also a little sign explaining the game’s story, how it was funded by one guy, and created by another one guy.

Some people traveled hundreds of kilometers just to try it.

Adding this to conversation. Stumbled on it on Instagram which I rarely go on.

 

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