New Star Fox style game planned for the Nintendo Virtual Boy

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  1. Another World
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    If you are at all familiar with the Virtual Boy then you may have read about Hyper Fighting, the Street Fighter II port from Mr. Anon and MK. The clever designer behind the game's fighting engine, MK, has recently posted a discussion thread to gauge interest for a possible crowdfunded Nintendo Virtual Boy shooter-on-rails. The game is said to be "Star Fox"-like, and is being planned to include 10 levels and boss fights. According to the outline provided upon request, it is at the $50 tier that the chance of purchasing a physical Complete-In-Box release for an additional $99 becomes a reality. However, the fine print reads "available in limited quantities".

    With the Patreon backed updates of the Virtual Boy Development Engine and the recent release of 2 different link cables, the future of VB homebrew looks bright in red!

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  2. MasterF0x

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    Well this is interesting.
    Always cool to see new games being made for old consoles.
     
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    What in the... No joke, I thought this thread was a necrobump from the 90s.
     
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  4. Kourin

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    Crowdfunding always make me feel iffy, especially since this is such a niche thing.

    Wish them the best of luck though.
     
  5. tonyrayo

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    I don't see any links to crowdfunding for this game. They have a running Patreon for development, but I don't see a specific place where crowdfunding is happening for this title (please feel free to clue me in :)
     
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    uhhh...first of all why are they releasing a game for a 30 YEAR OLD CONSOLE that didn't even have any success???
     
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    .. Because why not? It'd be easier to develop a bad game for a bad console that will sell just for the "wow" factor.
     
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    ...Good point. Doubt it will have any success though, even if it good.
     
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    Neato! I have a few friends who would love if this happened. I still need to find a virtual boy to play with. Is that virtual boy emulator for 3ds fully functional?
     
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    mm is this the next et game?
     
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    That's not 50$ though.

    Wonder if they will use a SuperFX like chip.
     
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    Let's hope the VB will soon get the large library of games it deserves!
     
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    Yeah, the 3ds decapping theft of over $2,000 left a bad taste in my mouth. I wanna trust people, but I can't trust people.
     
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    Wot?
     
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    Not even GBA did lol
     
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    Can I get a virtual boy classic mini yet?
     
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    because its homebrew scene is starting to grow quickly. Hyper Fighting is amazing. The prototype Faceball was found and released. A full hack titled "Faceball Remastered" was released. A lot of hacks and translations have been released. Mario's Tennis has had limited 2-player functionality restored just a few weeks ago. The Sega CD Snatcher "demo" was also rather amazing. As of a few days ago there are 2 working link cable solutions, one you can get into for around $20 (or the cost of mailing two donor carts). Hyperkin just released a brand new stand, eye shade mount, and eye shade. Keven Mellott is working on a VB-to-USB link cable (a working prototype exists) for online gaming. He is also working on a new Flash Kit (256mb). The Virtual Boy dev suite has been updated and the patreon backed updates include a working platformer demo that is being developed into a full game.

    to be honest, i've not seen a boom like this for a single "obscure" console in a long time.

    I do not know MK personally but he was involved in the creation and release of Hyper Fighting to some degree. Also the VB community is currently still rather small. We are still rather lucky to have very little negativity and/or bad elements involved in the scene. Although my word should not be what convinces you, I will add that I'm willing to spend the $150 (if that guarantees me a cart) to see what he comes up with.


    that is all i've ever wanted to see. the Vectrex has more commercial quality homebrew releases than it does retail games. there is no reason the VB can not be the same way!

    -another world
     
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    Pretty cool! Looking forward to this project.