Virtual Boy

A Listmania! list by Nicolas "The Cinephile" (Manhattan, NYC)
The list author says: "The Virtual Boy was a video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was the first video game console that was supposed to be capable of displaying "true 3D graphics" out of the box. The Virtual Boy creates an illusion of depth through the effect known as parallax. In a manner similar to using a head-mounted display, the user looks into an eyepiece made of neoprene on the front of the machine, and then an eyeglass-style projector allows viewing of the monochromatic (in this case, red) image.

It was released on July 21, 1995 in Japan and August 14, 1995 in North America at a price of around US$180. It was not released in PAL markets. On Ebay I've seen PAL systems listed, but never seen a PAL game so maybe these systems are mislabeled. It met with a lukewarm reception that was unaffected by continued price drops. Nintendo discontinued it the following year. Nintendo of America still offers repairs if your system is damaged.

Only 22 games were made(excluding demos), 14 seeing a US release. Only 19 were released in Japan(3 US games were not put out in JP). I'll Mark these as *EXCLUSIVE TO USA.

Star Fox 2 was a demo game, shown at E3 so copies exist though no one knows who has them. Screen shots have been found for other games (including a Goldeneye Virtual Boy game), so demos exist for incomplete games but might not of leaked from the Nintendo vaults.

Japanese Games play on US Virtual Boys since both are NTSC. The last game released was Virtual Lab(JP only) and is considered the worst game on the system and was released unfinished. Gives passwords but no place to put a password in, medium difficulty is harder then the hard one, and it crashes, usually around level 7.

One of the best VB games is exclusive to JP. Its a Horror First Person shooter called Innsmouth no Yakata. Its inspired by HP Lovecraft's Shadows Over Innsmouth story. I recommend it if you can find it."
Nintendo Virtual Boy - Video Game Console
1.  Nintendo Virtual Boy - Video Game Console by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "The Console.  Common problems: One eye goes out, black lines on video, visor loose or missing, stand breaks, and Battery pack comes loose easily while using."
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Mario's Tennis
2.  Mario's Tennis by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Came with system.  Most common game to find, but rare to find one with box and manual."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Virtual Boy Wario Land
3.  Virtual Boy Wario Land by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "A good platformer.  Probably the best game on the system.  Cartridges with the "Not For Resale- Demo Only" on them are Rare finds."
Used & New from: $30.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Mario Clash
4.  Mario Clash by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Remake of the original Mario Bros Arcade, but uses the foreground and background.  Longest game on system with 99 levels.  Every Nintendo system needs a Mario Game, I guess that's this one."
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Teleroboxer
5.  Teleroboxer by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "One of two games that allow you to play in first person perspective.  Popular, similar to Punch Out!"
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Nester's Funky Bowling
6.  Nester's Funky Bowling by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Nestor was from Nintendo Power, he had a comic in the magazine. Kind of Rare.  Virtual Bowling was released in Japan.  Its probably the hardest game to find for the system

*EXCLUSIVE TO USA"
Used & New from: $26.98
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Virtual League Baseball
7.  Virtual League Baseball by Kemco
The list author says:
  "Never played this but I hear this was one of the more popular/common games for the system."
Used & New from: $14.22

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Golf
8.  Golf by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Like with all Nintendo systems, they had to have sports games, Tennis, Boxing, baseball, bowling, and GOLF.  Not hard to find.  A Virtual Fishing game was released in Japan only."
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Red Alarm
9.  Red Alarm by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "like Star Fox, but poor texturing.  Hard to navigate through levels.  Besides Teleroboxer, the only other game with a first person point of view.  Easy to find.  Like Wario Land, Demo carts have been found and are a rare find."
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Waterworld
10.  Waterworld by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Rare, surprisingly.  I remember this being heavily advertised when the system was released.  The movie was a critical failure like this system.

*EXCLUSIVE TO USA"
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Panic Bomber
11.  Panic Bomber by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Bomberman puzzle game.  Good.  Can be found on Bomberman Land 2 on Gamecube.

Space Squash was released in Japan.  Its pretty much just Pong."
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Galactic Pinball
12.  Galactic Pinball by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Its pinball.  I rather liked this one.  Not hard to find. 

In Japan they released a turn based strategy game called SD Gundam Dimension War, that is hard to find."
$80.14   Used & New from: $18.00

3-D Tetris
13.  3-D Tetris by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Rare.  Its Tetris.  The Soviet Mind Game.  In Japan they released Virtual Tetris, which is a completely different game.

*EXCLUSIVE TO USA"
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2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Vertical Force
14.  Vertical Force by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "A shoot 'em up. No saves on Virtual Boy so kind of makes the High Score points... well, pointless.  Space Invaders was released in Japan.  Its also a Shoot 'em up game."
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Jack Bros. Virtual Boy Nintendo - US Version
15.  Jack Bros. Virtual Boy Nintendo - US Version by Atlus Software, Inc.
The list author says:
  "Excluding Demos(and Japanese Games), this is the rarest US Virtual Boy game made.  Even if you don't own the system, buy this if you get the chance.  It will only go up in value.  BTW its also a good game."
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Wario Land
16.  Wario Land by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "And thats all 14 games.  This one has 2 listings on Amazon.  You can find Japanese games on ebay (which are NTSC so they work with US systems).  Space Invaders and Virtual Bowling(JP) are the rarest existing Virtual Boy game.  8 games are Exclusive to Japan."
Used & New from: $79.99

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Nintendo Virtual Boy AC Adapter Set
17.  Nintendo Virtual Boy AC Adapter Set by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "ACCESSORIES:  Worth getting, saves you money.  Don't have to worry about batteries dying during gameplay.  Since the system predates the N64, this adapter uses an SNES AC Adapter.  Good to know."
Used & New from: $24.99

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Virtual Boy Controller for the Virtual Boy Nintendo System # Vue-007
18.  Virtual Boy Controller for the Virtual Boy Nintendo System # Vue-007 by NINTENDO
The list author says:
  "Spare controller if needed.  The system has a port to link Virtual Boys together like Gameboy,  however the cable was never released and no games were made to support this feature."
Used & New from: $15.00
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