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I was browsing Twitter when all of the sudden GDRI posted this…Raizing, best known for Battle Garegga acutally had plans to make another Virtual Boy title. The document dates back from July 1st, 1995. Why do i say another? ‘Cause they were the ones who ported Panic Bomber to the VB 😉
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That is a very interesting find! Looks like we can finally attach a title to the game that was briefly discussed here:

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=35180#forumpost35180

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
That is a very interesting find! Looks like we can finally attach a title to the game that was briefly discussed here:

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=35180#forumpost35180

That’s awesome 😀

The text on the page reads as follows:

A giant robot fighting action game for the VB.
Invincible iron and steel!
Gagaga-in

Proposal: 7/1/1995

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

V.B用巨大ロボット対戦アクションゲーム
鉄鋼無敵!
ガガガイン

企画案 1995071

That’s really cool, it’s unfortunate that the game never happened.

Nice find there, KGRAMR!

Benjamin Stevens wrote:

A giant robot fighting action game for the VB.

Just that small amount of info sounds like this would’ve been an awesome game!

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
The text on the page reads as follows:

A giant robot fighting action game for the VB.
Invincible iron and steel!
Gagaga-in

Proposal: 7/1/1995

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

V.B用巨大ロボット対戦アクションゲーム
鉄鋼無敵!
ガガガイン

企画案 1995071

Sounded too good to never become a reality 🙁

Very cool discovery! I did a bit of research on the title and it seems the Japanese community has known about this game for some years and even got to see a 58-second video of it in action in 2013, uploaded by the same person who just tweeted the document photo! Unfortunately, the video was quickly deleted on the same day. The description is still there, though, and it is juicy! Apparently, there was a sample ROM produced and the uploader has it in her possession. I am trying to get in touch.

Link: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21014915

幻のバーチャルボーイ開発ソフト 鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン バーチャルボーイ発売1年が過ぎた頃発売はハドソン
企画開発エイティングで開発していた80年代ロボット格闘ゲーム「鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン」のサンプルROMを実機の小さい覗き窓からスマホで撮影しました凄くレスポンスもよく技も出しやすく楽しいです 開発中にバーチャルボーイの寿命も尽きお蔵入りになりましたサンプルなので曲はぱにっくボンバーマンです発売していればバーチャルボーイの中では人気ソフトになれたのではないかと思います

Machine translation by Google Translate:

Phantom virtual boy development software Steel invincible Gaga Gain
Around the year after the release of the virtual boy sale was taken at the Hudson project development aid. The 80’s robot fighting game “Steel invincible Gaga Gain” sample ROM was taken with a smartphone from the small peep window of the real machine It was a very good response It is also easy to put out and fun It is a sample that has become a storage entrance since the lifetime of the virtual boy has also been exhausted during development I think that the song is a Bunberman bakuman song If it is on sale it would be a popular software in the virtual boy

Bonus – some tweets about the video: https://twitter.com/hashtag/sm21014915

Attachments:

Has someone stored the video and is able to share here or can upload agan?

What to potential awesome discovery! Maybe our resident Japanese translator Ben Stevens can take a crack at this translation and perhaps communicating with this person if they don’t speak English? 😁

KR155E wrote:
Very cool discovery! I did a bit of research on the title and it seems the Japanese community has known about this game for some years and even got to see a 58-second video of it in action in 2013, uploaded by the same person who just tweeted the document photo! Unfortunately, the video was quickly deleted on the same day. The description is still there, though, and it is juicy! Apparently, there was a sample ROM produced and the uploader has it in her possession. I am trying to get in touch.

Link: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21014915

幻のバーチャルボーイ開発ソフト 鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン バーチャルボーイ発売1年が過ぎた頃発売はハドソン
企画開発エイティングで開発していた80年代ロボット格闘ゲーム「鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン」のサンプルROMを実機の小さい覗き窓からスマホで撮影しました凄くレスポンスもよく技も出しやすく楽しいです 開発中にバーチャルボーイの寿命も尽きお蔵入りになりましたサンプルなので曲はぱにっくボンバーマンです発売していればバーチャルボーイの中では人気ソフトになれたのではないかと思います

KR155E wrote:
Very cool discovery! I did a bit of research on the title and it seems the Japanese community has known about this game for some years and even got to see a 58-second video of it in action in 2013, uploaded by the same person who just tweeted the document photo! Unfortunately, the video was quickly deleted on the same day. The description is still there, though, and it is juicy! Apparently, there was a sample ROM produced and the uploader has it in her possession. I am trying to get in touch.

Link: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21014915

幻のバーチャルボーイ開発ソフト 鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン バーチャルボーイ発売1年が過ぎた頃発売はハドソン
企画開発エイティングで開発していた80年代ロボット格闘ゲーム「鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン」のサンプルROMを実機の小さい覗き窓からスマホで撮影しました凄くレスポンスもよく技も出しやすく楽しいです 開発中にバーチャルボーイの寿命も尽きお蔵入りになりましたサンプルなので曲はぱにっくボンバーマンです発売していればバーチャルボーイの中では人気ソフトになれたのではないかと思います

Machine translation by Google Translate:

Phantom virtual boy development software Steel invincible Gaga Gain
Around the year after the release of the virtual boy sale was taken at the Hudson project development aid. The 80’s robot fighting game “Steel invincible Gaga Gain” sample ROM was taken with a smartphone from the small peep window of the real machine It was a very good response It is also easy to put out and fun It is a sample that has become a storage entrance since the lifetime of the virtual boy has also been exhausted during development I think that the song is a Bunberman bakuman song If it is on sale it would be a popular software in the virtual boy

Bonus – some tweets about the video: https://twitter.com/hashtag/sm21014915

So there is a demo .ROM of it then? That’s interesting!

astro187 wrote:
What to potential awesome discovery! Maybe our resident Japanese translator Ben Stevens can take a crack at this translation and perhaps communicating with this person if they don’t speak English? 😁

I myself don’t speak Japanese, so someone who does would have to try to communicate with this person, if the person can be reached. I took my best crack at translating the info, but it gave me more difficulty than Japanese texts that I’m used to looking at, so it would be good if someone fluent in Japanese could check my results:

幻のバーチャルボーイ開発ソフト 鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン

バーチャルボーイ発売1年が過ぎた頃発売はハドソン 企画開発エイティングで開発していた80年代ロボット格闘ゲーム「鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン」のサンプルROMを実機の小さい覗き窓からスマホで撮影しました凄くレスポンスもよく技も出しやすく楽しいです 開発中にバーチャルボーイの寿命も尽きお蔵入りになりましたサンプルなので曲はぱにっくボンバーマンです発売していればバーチャルボーイの中では人気ソフトになれたのではないかと思います

Visionary Virtual Boy Development Software: Invincible Iron Man Gagaga-In

From the small viewing window of an actual machine and using a smartphone, I recorded the sample ROM of the 80’s robot fighting game “Invincible Iron Man Gagaga-In,” which Hudson and the planning and development group Eighting were developing, which was to be released after about a year had passed from the launch of the Virtual Boy. It’s very responsive with well-developed techniques and is a lot of fun. It is just a sample that has now been shelved and that saw its end during the lifespan of development for the Virtual Boy, so the music is from Panic Bomberman. I think that it could have become popular software among Virtual Boy titles if it had been released.

Benjamin Stevens wrote:

astro187 wrote:
What to potential awesome discovery! Maybe our resident Japanese translator Ben Stevens can take a crack at this translation and perhaps communicating with this person if they don’t speak English? 😁

I myself don’t speak Japanese, so someone who does would have to try to communicate with this person, if the person can be reached. I took my best crack at translating the info, but it gave me more difficulty than Japanese texts that I’m used to looking at, so it would be good if someone fluent in Japanese could check my results:

幻のバーチャルボーイ開発ソフト 鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン

バーチャルボーイ発売1年が過ぎた頃発売はハドソン 企画開発エイティングで開発していた80年代ロボット格闘ゲーム「鉄鋼無敵ガガガイン」のサンプルROMを実機の小さい覗き窓からスマホで撮影しました凄くレスポンスもよく技も出しやすく楽しいです 開発中にバーチャルボーイの寿命も尽きお蔵入りになりましたサンプルなので曲はぱにっくボンバーマンです発売していればバーチャルボーイの中では人気ソフトになれたのではないかと思います

Visionary Virtual Boy Development Software: Invincible Iron Man Gagaga-In

From the small viewing window of an actual machine and using a smartphone, I recorded the sample ROM of the 80’s robot fighting game “Invincible Iron Man Gagaga-In,” which Hudson and the planning and development group Eighting were developing, which was to be released after about a year had passed from the launch of the Virtual Boy. It’s very responsive with well-developed techniques and is a lot of fun. It is just a sample that has now been shelved and that saw its end during the lifespan of development for the Virtual Boy, so the music is from Panic Bomberman. I think that it could have become popular software among Virtual Boy titles if it had been released.

The more i read about this game makes me even more sad that it was never fully finished. Sounds like it could’ve been really fun and a worthy rival to Teleroboxer 🙁

I find it incredible that the original poster of the info about this game seems to have been in the presence of a test cart for the game. We haven’t been able to find evidence of people who’ve come across test carts for the vast majority of other unreleased Virtual Boy games, for which much more information has existed in magazines and the like and been made more readily available online for quite some time. Nevertheless, it does seem based on the info that the poster must have been in contact with someone from Hudson or Eighting, who allowed the poster to try out the test cart on an actual Virtual Boy, but then the cart likely went back into the possession of Hudson or Eighting. Either way, I’d love to see that video footage of the sample game or demo.

This is definitely an interesting development! Going from just design documents to the possibility of an actual playable copy of the game being made is exciting. Hopefully we can track down some more info!

This is beyond exciting, guys! Great find, OP!

retronintendonerd wrote:
This is beyond exciting, guys! Great find, OP!

You’re welcome miss! All i really want for this year is to see more unreleased Virtual Boy titles getting dumped online for everybody to play 🙂

I have briefly talked to her this morning.

The video she posted was taken down by request of “stakeholders of the developer” and it’s difficult to share information about the game since Eighting does still exist and might go after her. She’s a former Hudson employee and has a development ROM in possession. It’s unclear whether it’s a dump or an actual cartridge, but I strongly assume it’s the latter. Unfortunately, she currently does not have a Virtual Boy, so she can’t shoot a new video.

I did not get another reply after asking if there was a possibility to share the ROM… Will wait for another day, but might have to play the “obscene amounts of money” card. 😉

KR155E wrote:
I have briefly talked to her this morning.

The video she posted was taken down by request of “stakeholders of the developer” and it’s difficult to share information about the game since Eighting does still exist and might go after her. She’s a former Hudson employee and has a development ROM in possession. It’s unclear whether it’s a dump or an actual cartridge, but I strongly assume it’s the latter. Unfortunately, she currently does not have a Virtual Boy, so she can’t shoot a new video.

I did not get another reply after asking if there was a possibility to share the ROM… Will wait for another day, but might have to play the “obscene amounts of money” card. 😉

Damn ._.’ Then it was at the request of 8ing that the video was taken down? Oh well…

KR155E wrote:
I have briefly talked to her this morning.

The video she posted was taken down by request of “stakeholders of the developer” and it’s difficult to share information about the game since Eighting does still exist and might go after her. She’s a former Hudson employee and has a development ROM in possession. It’s unclear whether it’s a dump or an actual cartridge, but I strongly assume it’s the latter. Unfortunately, she currently does not have a Virtual Boy, so she can’t shoot a new video.

I did not get another reply after asking if there was a possibility to share the ROM… Will wait for another day, but might have to play the “obscene amounts of money” card. 😉

That is super exciting! I can help out with playing that card, if need be. 🙂

Wow so many developments today! Great detective work! Hell, if I could chip in I would throw money down if it meant we could all enjoy it. You guys are like family.

 

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