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Virty the Virtual Boy of course!

It was AWESOME! much better than that silly issue of Nickelodeon magazine I had that was in 3-D

one question I have though: are the games supposed to be really small (picture wise, not story wise)? smaller than the gameboy? is that normal functioning or is my Virtual Boy broken or not set up correctly?

Thankfully there were no lines or scrambling but my IPD dial was kinda stuck at first πŸ˜›

also, Virtual Boy, (unlike most games) made me laugh! but not in the “hahaha this sucks! PS3 is the best” way that some haters say, but the “hahaha! this is really fun!” way

and have any of you ever got a sudden extreme happiness (like being a little child ripping open gifts under a christmas tree) while playing Virtual Boy? its the best thing since the Nintendo Gameboy (thanks Mr. Yokoi!)

I admit I only played a few minutes but thats because I’m not really into sports games… I hope to get Wario Land since its more adventure-y and because Wario is my favorite game character

geez, I’m still giggling like a little child in a candy shop πŸ˜›

*continues to hum the Mario’s Tennis theme* πŸ˜€

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Congrats on playing your VB.

I’m not sure what to say about your screen, be sure to adjust your focus slider and pupil distance knob properly.
When I play my VB, it gives me the perception that I’m looking at a roughly 9″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall screen at about a perceived distance of 1′ 4″ or 1″ 5′ from the screen.

Are you sure you played your Virtual Boy Console, and NOT the Reality Boy or Red Dragon Emulator?…

  • This reply was modified 10 years, 9 months ago by VirtualJockey.
  • This reply was modified 10 years, 9 months ago by VirtualJockey.

Hey, good for you that you finally played it :thumpup:

And it’s true that the screen won’t fill out your entire field of vision (like when you’re on front row in a large cinema).

It’s more like holding a GBA up a couple of inches from your nose, it’s supposed to be like that πŸ™‚

RidingHero wrote:
Congrats on playing your VB.

I’m not sure what to say about your screen, be sure to adjust your focus slider and pupil distance knob properly.
When I play my VB, it gives me the perception that I’m looking at a roughly 9″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall screen at about a perceived distance of 1′ 4″ or 1″ 5′ from the screen.

Are you sure you played your Virtual Boy Console, and NOT the Reality Boy or Red Dragon Emulator?…

Well lets see, I took Virty out of his box, assembled him, put Mario’s Tennis in and plugged the AC Adapter into the controller with the Adapter Tap, switched it on, stuck my head into the visor, adjusted the long bar (focus) and the hard to move circle dial (IPD) and played as Mario πŸ˜›

I could’a sworn it was a red headset on a stand with a controller and not my computer πŸ˜€

DanB wrote:
Hey, good for you that you finally played it :thumpup:

And it’s true that the screen won’t fill out your entire field of vision (like when you’re on front row in a large cinema).

It’s more like holding a GBA up a couple of inches from your nose, it’s supposed to be like that πŸ™‚

it seemed smaller than that… like a Gameboy Micro inches away from my nose… maybe I was doing something wrong πŸ™

EDIT: oops! double posting! sorry πŸ˜›

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
it seemed smaller than that… like a Gameboy Micro inches away from my nose… maybe I was doing something wrong πŸ™

It’s probably all right. It’s impossible for your VB to have a defect that would make the images smaller but look perfect otherwise…

That could only happen if someone replaced the lenses inside the system, which would be unheard of and highly unlikely πŸ˜›

Are you wearing thick prescription glasses or something?

DanB wrote:

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
it seemed smaller than that… like a Gameboy Micro inches away from my nose… maybe I was doing something wrong πŸ™

It’s probably all right. It’s impossible for your VB to have a defect that would make the images smaller but look perfect otherwise…

That could only happen if someone replaced the lenses inside the system, which would be unheard of and highly unlikely πŸ˜›

Are you wearing thick prescription glasses or something?

Well that would be odd if someone replaced the lenses and called it a supposedly “unused” Virtual Boy, because why would they change the lenses if they don’t even know if the screen is good or bad? πŸ˜›

and no, I don’t have any glasses

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:

DanB wrote:

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
it seemed smaller than that… like a Gameboy Micro inches away from my nose… maybe I was doing something wrong πŸ™

It’s probably all right. It’s impossible for your VB to have a defect that would make the images smaller but look perfect otherwise…

That could only happen if someone replaced the lenses inside the system, which would be unheard of and highly unlikely πŸ˜›

Are you wearing thick prescription glasses or something?

Well that would be odd if someone replaced the lenses and called it a supposedly “unused” Virtual Boy, because why would they change the lenses if they don’t even know if the screen is good or bad? πŸ˜›

and no, I don’t have any glasses

Do you have a measuring tape? Could you stare into your VB, with Marios tennis going, and then whip out your measuring tape and tell us about how many inches wide the screen appears to be for you?

My apologies for the emu comment, but the only time I’ve seen a VB with a GB size screen is on EMU.

All 3 of my virtual boys display a 9″ wide screen, 6.5″ tall, and about 1′ 4″ depth to my eyes.

If it makes you feel better, my only “brand new, unused” Virtual boy I bought recently had a left glitchy eye within one day of owning it.

Hey, congrats, that’s really… LOOK OUT! A GIANT SPIDER CAME OUT OF THE VB BOX TO BITE YOU!

heh, sorry, I just couldn’t help myself… πŸ˜›

Seriously, welcome to the exclusive club of smart people who aren’t too stuck-up, afraid, or just plain ignorant to play the greatest gaming system in existence (to date, anyway; I reserve final judgment until I get to play, and then develop for, the 3DS :-P)

I hope you can get Warioland soon. It is a great game, whether you’re a fan of Wario or not. I, for one, don’t really like the direction they’re taking the character, lately (but I still want Warioland Shake It!).

RunnerPack wrote:
I hope you can get Warioland soon. It is a great game, whether you’re a fan of Wario or not. I, for one, don’t really like the direction they’re taking the character, lately.

😑

@ gunpeiyokoifan: HARRAH you played it. Now you know.

But your post kind of makes it out that you were surprised at how awesome this machine is, I mean its not a case of ‘the emperors new clothes’ where we have all been kidding each other and really its a pile of junk and we are just jumping on some kind of retro bandwagon. Of course its awesome and funny and makes us happy, its Nintendo.
Anyway i don’t want to come across negative, I am pleased you have played and plan on playing more, Wario is a top game, keep up the collecting AND playing, play all the games you have or get, even if its only for 10 or 15 mins, i didn’t give baseball much longer than that but i did play it.
I think you should maybe give Tennis another go , its a great little tennis game (I’m not into sport games either but I do like this one) but besides that check out the other characters courts, look into the backgrounds, look around the screen, I love the way that anything you want to look at relating to depth in the screen comes into focus when you look at it (just like real life!) IMO thats the major difference between VB 3D and these ‘3D’ movies they are hyping, you wanna check out the backgrounds in 3D Avatar, oh no you can’t its blurred.
Mmmm think thats about it for now, just have fun with it, VB was made to be played. (that could be my new tag line….)

I hope you can get Warioland soon. It is a great game, whether you’re a fan of Wario or not.

I think Wario Land is overrated. It is less fun than Galactic Pinball in my opinion but then again I have’t beat it yet. (It’s frustrating at times.) I love the secrets though.

I’m glad you played & enjoyed! You’ve got to try Vertical Force. The scrolling backgrounds in level 4 are mesmerizing. All in all I find it to be a largely underrated game. As for the screen, its supposed to be framed as though you’re looking at a traditional screen, and it probably does seem small if you were expecting it to be a larger image that fills your entire field of view like a true virtual reality simulator (its one of the common misconceptions that put off the industry back in the day. Maybe the ‘Virtual’ should have been kept out of the name?). 3D that crisp doesn’t exist anywhere else, at least until the 3DS is released. Just think about the fact that the image is two rows of 224 LED lights being beamed straight into your retinas… Its fascinating and to this day my favorite display of any kind to look at. Hopefully this is just the beginning of years of fun you’ll have with this one-of-a-kind technology.

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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
@ gunpeiyokoifan: HARRAH you played it. Now you know.

But your post kind of makes it out that you were surprised at how awesome this machine is, I mean its not a case of ‘the emperors new clothes’ where we have all been kidding each other and really its a pile of junk and we are just jumping on some kind of retro bandwagon. Of course its awesome and funny and makes us happy, its Nintendo.

Its not that I’m “OH GOSH, Virtual Boy IS good?!?” its just hardly no other videogame or console has ever given such extreme happiness and constant giggling as VB did… it must be magical πŸ˜› (not that other games don’t make me happy but the VB has its own unique fun-ness)

In response to RidingHero: sorry, I don’t know where the measuring tape is at the time πŸ™

and In response to VBSAM: I didn’t think it was supposed to fill my vision but I thought it was as big as a GBA screen like DanB said… I think the screenshots made me think so or maybe I set my VB up in a way it looked smaller, somehow

I still think its awesome πŸ˜€
(at least its not plagued with lines and scrambling 😯 )

*goes into MSPaint and creates an estimate*

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:

Its not that I’m “OH GOSH, Virtual Boy IS good?!?” its just hardly no other videogame or console has ever given such extreme happiness and constant giggling as VB did… it must be magical

Ahhh I see where your excitement has come from, fair play understandable, and yes it is magical, all done with smoke & mirrors, well the smoke bit is purely optional. πŸ˜€

Hedgetrimmer wrote:
yes it is magical, all done with smoke & mirrors, well the smoke bit is purely optional. πŸ˜€

I want to quote that in my signature πŸ˜›

@gunpeiyokoifan

I couldn’t profess to have thought that one up, someone wrote similar in a post back some time, I thought it summed up VB perfectly, i added the smoke bit.

By the way large game collection in your other post there, I now have to ask, have you played them all? πŸ˜€

Hedgetrimmer wrote:
By the way large game collection in your other post there, I now have to ask, have you played them all? πŸ˜€

at least 85% of them πŸ˜›

Unplayed:
NES:
Metroid
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SNES:
Street Fighter 2
Street Fighter 2 turbo
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FamiCom:
a series of murders at yokohama bay
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Super FamiCom:
StarFox
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N64:
WWE Warzone(doesn’t work)
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Gameboy & Color:
Bases Loaded
Nemesis
Shin Chan (japanese)
some board game thing (I think its “Life”) (japanese)
Solar Striker
Wizards and Warriors: Fortress of Fear
Game & Watch Gallery 2
Game & Watch Gallery 3
Harry Potter (color)
Spongebob lost spatula (color)
Space Invaders
James Bond 007
Yoshi’s Cookie
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GBA:
The Legend of Spyro The Eternal Night
Fire Emblem the sacred swords
Super Mario Advance
Wario Land 4
Spyro 2 season of fire
NES Classics Xevious
NES Classics Metroid
Famicom Classics Ice Climbers (japanese)
Chu Chu Rocket
Shrek Super Slam
Thunder Alley
Pokemon video
Yoshi’s topsy turvey
Quad Desert Fury
Monopoly
Gundam Seed Battle Assault
Pluster World blue (japanese)
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DS:
Legend of Zelda spirit tracks
Glory of Heracles
Advance Wars days of ruin
Pokemon Soul Silver
Spongebob Alantis Squarepantis
Touchmaster
Touchmaster 2
Fantasy Aquarium
Metroid Prime pinball
Metroid Prime Hunters
M&M’s break ’em
Just in Time translation
Wario master of disguise
American Dragon attack of the dark dragon
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PS3:
Ratchet and Clank a crack in time
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Game Gear:
SpiderMan and the sinister six
Lion King
Sonic 2
Madden 95
Columns
Mickey Mouse in a world of Illusion
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Playstation (japanese):
Spyro the Dragon Special Edition (has ape escape demo)
Spyro & Sparx tondemo tours
fun! fun! Pingu
Pocket Culumon (sealed)
Gaball Screen Special Edition
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Playstation (american):
Final Fantasy VII
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Gamecube:
Metroid Prime w/ Metroid Prime 2 demo disc
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Wii:
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Sonic Unleashed
Mario and Sonic at the winter olympic games (sealed)
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Wonderswan:
GunPey EX
Tarepanda no GunPey
MSVS Gundam
Turbo Championship League
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HARDWARE:
N64 (grey, japanese)
Gameboy Pocket (silver)

That’s a huge waste! How come you have such a large collection of unplayed games? It’s not the leaking batteries used for saving is it?

svenk91 wrote:
That’s a huge waste! How come you have such a large collection of unplayed games? It’s not the leaking batteries used for saving is it?

well not all the games are for my Gameboy so its not all because of the leaking batteries, although a few of those gameboy games are with my gameboy in its carry case

You know that a lot of the carts have batteries inside them as well, right? OH NOES!!!

DogP

 

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