…I’m a long-time fan of the little red console. I remember being so impressed by the 3d effects back in 1996. Everytime I would get to go to the mall in town, I would find a way to play the thing. The first games I ever tried on those demo kiosks were Mario Tennis and, later on, Red Alarm. Red Alarm in particular was impressive to me since I was such a fan of Star Fox. Those memories are branded in my brain, I guess.
I still like Red Alarm, but let’s just say, Mario Tennis aged a bit better to me. I love RA’s graphics, but the gameplay leaves a bit to be desired. Star Fox would have been simply super on the VB, though. Oh, the failed possibilites. The Virtual Boy had, and still has, so much gaming potential. I really hope the VB homebrew community, small though it seems to be, can manage to release a few games to add to the collection.
Anyway, I just thought I would introduce myself. I’m looking forward(and backwards, too) to enjoyable conversations with you guys.
Yeah, i’m in the process of cleaning my old VB off and seeing if it’s got any distortion issues. Last time I played it(a few months ago), it was starting to act weird. If that’s the case, I may end up getting some gamebit screwdrivers and converting the VB to a type of headset.
My VB collection is quite pitiful, to be honest. I own Mario Tennis, Wario Land, and Red Alarm, and I can’t find Mario Tennis(go figure). I do intend to expand my collection when I can find the fundage. Hopefully sooner than later. 😉
There are loads of cheap VB games on ebay at the moment 🙂 Tekleroboxer, Vertical Force etc. Also, play-asia stock all the rare ones like Jack Bros. They’re quite expensive, but in mint condition. I reccomend Verticl Force. It’s one of my favourite VB games ^_^