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Apparently, the Famitsu issue from August 4th, 1995 contained some images of a japanese Panic Bomber TV Commercial, featuring random standup comedians. Found on this japanese site. Oh, I wish I could get my hands on all those old Famitsu issues.

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thanks for finding my blog!
here’s one another issue contains info about unreleased VB titles; Wangan SenSen Red City and Sora Tobu Henry.

wow! thanks suzushu! i was looking for contact info on your blog but could not find any. how did you find here? πŸ™‚

those are the first screens to ever appear for those two games. could you please make some high res scans and/or translate the text?

thanks! πŸ™‚

note to myself: also get your hands on famitsu from august 25th, 1995. contains info abount virtual bomberman and virtual block. πŸ˜›

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That “VB Red City” seems to be a 3D version of “Missile Command”…

The Japanese Panic Bomber commercial has finally been found. Will be up soon. πŸ™‚

The two images posted above are not from the actual commercial. It seems those are photos that were made during the commercial shooting.

  • This reply was modified 11 years, 8 months ago by KR155E.

This thread is full of awesome and win.

Sometime soon, I would like to translate as much Japanese information on the unreleased Virtual Boy games as can be found, and one of the things that I wanted to do was translate the information on the flyers for Virtual Block, Virtual Bomberman, and Virtual Jockey. I did some internet searching for these titles and found a site that already has a lot of the information on the flyer for Virtual Bomberman translated into English, which might be of interest:

http://randomhoohaas.flyingomelette.com/Bomberman/Virtual/info.htm

Awesome! All these years and there are still things left to discover. πŸ˜€ I wonder if there were any prototypes for Red City or Henry made? Maybe those are the ones “we’ll never know about”, haha.

jrronimo wrote:
Awesome! All these years and there are still things left to discover. πŸ˜€ I wonder if there were any prototypes for Red City or Henry made? Maybe those are the ones “we’ll never know about”, haha.

Here is a list of Virtual Boy games, for which I firmly believe that prototype carts exist with very playable versions of the games on them:

1. Dragon Hopper (I am confident that this game is 100% finished)

2. Mansion of Insmouse (North American Version): ASSEMbler at assemblergames.com has (or had) the prototype cart:
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?2673-Virtual-boy-items-unreleased&highlight=insmouse

3. Polygo Block

4. Virtual Block

5. Virtual Bomberman

6. Virtual Jockey

7. Zero Racers

I do also now wonder about Wangan SenSen Red City and Sora Tobu Henry. I wish suzushu had provided higher resolution images of those pages. I can make out many of the Japanese characters for translation, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to determine all of them.

Perhaps if I can find and translate more reliable information from Japanese sources, I will become convinced that even more very playable prototype Virtual Boy games are out there somewhere.

I would also add Virtual Double Yakuman to the list, which had been in develoment for a long time.

 

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