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- Features true 3-D graphics
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First, let me get some of the rumors out of the way. The most common one is that in causes blindness. Find me one source of this being true. I have probably played the Virtual Boy more than anyone and yet my eyes are fine 14 years later. This rumor started because of a warning on the box saying that it isn't safe for kids under 7 years old to play it.
Second, the graphics are bad. Well sure if you compare them to Uncharted 2. This is a portable system that came out in 1995 for @#$ sake! Also, I can not stress this enough, do NOT compare the actual graphics based on screen shots or youtube videos. It completely takes away the 3d depth that made the system so unique.
Finally, if you are getting headaches you are probably doing something wrong. Make sure you adjust the screen at the top so it's at a comfortable distance and make sure you are playing in a somewhat dark room. You know why some people got headaches? Because they are not used to the outside light! Imagine putting a blindfold on in Walmart and then taking it off after 10 minutes. Of course you will have a headache!
Now let's get to the games. While many were much better back when they came out it is actually surprising how fun many still are today. Mario's Tennis lacked options but the core gameplay was fun.Read more ›
I got mine with 4 games (2 are pretty rare) in its box for around one hundred dollars (I hope anyone else looking for one can get as good a deal!), and am very proud to own it. Two things I should point out though: The red LEDs can give you headaches, so I do not recommend playing for more than a half hour, and do not let children younger than 8 play it, as it could permanently damage their vision, and finally, I suggest you get the AC adapter set. It may be expensive, but it will save you a bundle over time. (It lasts 6 hours on 6 AA batteries)
Highly recommended, but only for collectors over the age of 7.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This system has had so much hate against it that people don't even consider buying one. My oppoinin the Virtual Boy is a keeper! Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by the pieces of reeses
Wonder why I give this system a 5 star with everything else a one, said value? Well can solve that it a few words: rare(ish), can't be emulated properly, unique and such an awesome... Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by Douglas Brant
As a torture device, this is very great. Unfortunately, it is not meant as a torture device, but as a gaming device. This thing burns the eyeballs out of whoever plays it! Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Ceris Beech-Ultima X9J788
499.99 for a console nintendo sold new for only 90.00 I dont think inflation went up 300.00 on top of that this console caused nausea vomiting because of its red led displayPublished on March 7, 2014 by johnodd
This console by nintendo is not for everyone, it is for die hard nintendo fan boys mainly. If you are looking into getting one for yourself, you might want to play one first before... Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by AReviewerReviewingThings1+3=45
Unbelievable system! Any food you eat within 48 hours will come back up all the way from your colon so it works as a diet tool. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Repast