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As a member of a Virtual Boy community there’s probably a chance that you might like other obscure gaming items as well. I thought it’d be fun if we shared our cool stuff that is obscure, but isn’t VB related 🙂

I’ll start off with…something that isn’t really mine, but I’m one of very few who has the rom for it. I was tasked to research it and provide the owner with the information for them to make a video, but, that never ended up happening. It exchanged hands then was sold off and now I have no idea where the cart is. So, I figured I may as well put it out myself.

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Oh wow … I wasn’t aware of those 3D graphics approaches on the Game Boy – very cool! Thanks for sharing!

It looks like the makings of fun game prototype if it has been finished. Some added shape to the car, sound effects and different race options would make this game worth owning.

Love the idea of this (and the rom you have)!

I don’t think I have anything THAT obscure other than my Virtual Girl and since I kinda made it, I don’t think that counts. Otherwise, I would have to say my SHARP NES TV is my gem. I haven’t set up my new game room but she’s at least out and on a TV stand.

retronintendonerd wrote:
Love the idea of this (and the rom you have)!

I don’t think I have anything THAT obscure other than my Virtual Girl and since I kinda made it, I don’t think that counts. Otherwise, I would have to say my SHARP NES TV is my gem. I haven’t set up my new game room but she’s at least out and on a TV stand.

I have that same housecoat! :p

Quaze wrote:
I have that same housecoat! :p

It’s soooo toasty! I live in this thing pretty much lol

speedyink wrote:
I’ll start off with…something that isn’t really mine, but I’m one of very few who has the rom for it.

That’s freaking awesome dude!

I don’t have anything to that scale on rarity per say, BUT one of my collection treasures is this Anamanaguchi Power Supply soundtrack NES cart! I’m not sure exactly how many were made, but I got the 8th one that created~! 😀

STEREO BOY wrote:
Oh wow … I wasn’t aware of those 3D graphics approaches on the Game Boy – very cool! Thanks for sharing!

It’s always fascinated me, attempting such graphics on a Gameboy!

retronintendonerd wrote:
Love the idea of this (and the rom you have)!

I don’t think I have anything….

Hey those are really cool, I’d love to own one of those TV’s!

VirtuousRage wrote:

That’s freaking awesome dude!

I don’t have anything to that scale on rarity per say….

Thanks! And holy crap, that’s really cool! I didn’t know they released carts with their music on it!

Here’s another thing I think is pretty cool, a Prototype PS3 controller

Not a game, but last year I found out about official Nintendo/Mario cabinets and such (made in the late 80s I think?), which I had never even heard of before. A little while later I managed to snag one in good condition for a reasonable price!

It’s designed to hold a NES on one of the right shelves, games on the bottom, a TV on top with a storage area on the left for accessories.

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TerryJ wrote:
last year I found out about official Nintendo/Mario cabinets…

That Mario certainly looks classic…

That’s actually the one for SNES, the one for NES is shaped differently.

I used to own the 1990 nintendo world championship cart. I actually got it back in 1990 when I was a kid and grew up with it in my game collection never knowing what it really was till I was like in my mid 20s, then I sold it like an idiot : /

speedyink wrote:
As a member of a Virtual Boy community there’s probably a chance that you might like other obscure gaming items as well. I thought it’d be fun if we shared our cool stuff that is obscure, but isn’t VB related 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1MGnCBOkrQ&lc=z22ss5qrozvjt35yt04t1aokgliwyp33qxklh1b5rrlcrk0h00410

Pretty cool video! I’ve never been lucky enough to be on the cutting edge of some prototype discovery but there’s always hope for the future :p

I’ll poke around my collection and see what weird stuff I have. Probably just “rare” items but nothing too unheard of.

Dude, you should post it anyway. Even if it isn’t a prototype or something there’s still other cool uncommon stuff out there. I love seeing it all!

I forgot about this thread actually, gonna add something..

This is a Game Axe, it’s a true famiclone system but put into a portable, so it’s compatible with even the Famicom Disk System if I had one. It was released around the year 2000 in obscure shops in Japan, and as such it’s really uncommon.
Mines sort of halfway through repair, waiting for some parts in the mail. The CFL tube in the screen was broken when I got it, but I’ve since repaired that. Just the controller needs to be repaired now, although games like Gradius and Bomberman play perfectly with just turbo controls :p

Never heard of that one, looks pretty neat. What’s wrong with the controller on it anyway? (I’m watching at work and had to keep the volume low, maybe you mentioned it heh…).

I like those handheld full console systems, my Nomad is just begging for some kind of mod.

The controller is a bit buggered, the right side of the pad (A, B, Start Select and the turbo buttons) only work when a turbo button is held in…

It’s either a trace that goes to the power LED, or there’s a chip on the controller board that controls everything that may be bad. Waiting for parts in the mail to try either fix.

I hope it works out 👍

I’m off for the next few days so as I pull stuff out to work on or sell, I’ll try to upload some obscure pics…

Not mine but still a cool item to see nonetheless

I don’t have any prototypes but I did manage to find an old Nintendo Roulette game from the mid 60s and a trophy for selling SNES/Genesis copies of Primal Rage. Other than those two items, I have a Mattel Microvision, the rumble pak version of Super Mario 64, and a Chinese bootleg version of Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishoden for the Game Boy.

Doesn’t have to be prototypes, anything obscure is cool to see!

I didn’t even know about the rumble version of SM64, I know they re-released Wave Race but somehow I missed SM64.

speedyink wrote:
Not mine but still a cool item to see nonetheless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irNj4dmNBjg&t

Very cool piece of hardware!

One piece of advice, do not put boards on anti static bags! The outside is conductive and can fry your board.
People say it isn’t that bad, but better safe than sorry. Put it on a piece of cardboard if you are protecting your table 😉

 

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