Miyamoto: Virtual Boy Games on 3DS Could Happen

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    Late last year, Reggie Fils-Aime invited Virtual Boy fans to speak up if they wanted Virtual Boy games on the 3DS, and lately the question came up again, this time pitched to Shigeru Miyamoto.

    GameSpot asked Miyamoto-san if there was interest in bringing Virtual Boy games to 3DS, to which the great man replied:


    Well, that's not my exact plan, but something like that could happen. I can say that in my photo album on my Nintendo 3DS, there is a photo of a Virtual Boy. So that says that I do have a Virtual Boy at my disposal. [laughs]

    Virtual Boy games would be a good fit for the 3DS eShop of course, but as only 14 games were ever released in the West — none of which in Europe — it's uncertain whether Nintendo would considers the effort required to make it a reality worth its while.

    If the Virtual Boy is new to you, be sure to read our Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy and check out our complete list of Virtual Boy reviews.

    How would you like to see Virtual Boy games come to 3DS?[/p]

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    I'd be all for playing wario on the 3ds, in b/w though, red would be bad for the eyes, also nobody should get any re-colouring ideas in their heads.
     
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    oh no fuck hell no the headaches will be bad enough for peeps in normal 3d without this?!?! [​IMG]
     
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    My eyes are bleeding at the sheer thought of this.
     
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    So long as you aren't forced to view them in red.
    This is the one time that faithful recreation of something would be bad, greyscale emulation would be welcomed instead.

    But there's only a few Virtual Boy games worth porting any how, like Wario Land, Mario Clash, Tennis, Golf, Tetris?
    Maybe even only the first two I mentioned.
     
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    No. Just no.

    A re-color or remake maybe. If it were the original version, I would be crying bloody tears at this thought alone.
     
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    Do ANY of the people who are saying about virtualboy headaches actually own a virtualboy? or are you all just regurgitating other peoples comments?

    The headaches were because of the hardware not the software. It used a single pixel led row and used mirrors to use it to draw the whole screen. The refresh rate of this was probably terrible. You wouldn't get that on a full LCD screen.
     
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    I never owned a Virtual Boy but all those whining peeps make me curious.
     
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    personally, I'd be all for it if they used the calmer bluish-purple color scheme the emulator VBJin uses (due to having red/cyan images for red/cyan glasses) even if not required, it would be easier on the eyes, and wouldn't require an entire recoloring.

    Recoloring is cool as well, but I sincerely doubt they'd go that far for a failed console.

    I love virtual boy...when I'm not playing it on the real thing. This is coming from a guy who can't stand 3DS 3D for more than 15 minutes. Red/Cyan 3D is fine though.
     
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    You wouldn't need red/cyan on the 3DS, it's in real 3D [​IMG]

    Grey would be the best option I think.
     
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    Lol. People are complaining about headaches while playing the 3DS with 3D turned on. Oh, if they would ever played the virtual boy, that thing takes headaches and eye strain to a whole new level. The 3DS is soft for the eyes compared to the VB
     
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    YES! Ive always wanted to try the Vritual Boy! Screw you whiny pussies and your 'headaches'. No one said you had to buy the software. Don't ruin it for everyone else!
     
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    Virtual boy headaches are the real deal, you thought the 3D sweetspot for the 3DS was delicate? Try having your neck bent forward to look into the virtual boy and staring at that red screen.

    I've had the privilege of actually playing one, and they really do mess with your eyes.
     
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    You barely release one or two releases a week and you're planning to add a new category? You got to be kidding me.

    There is also a very good reason why virtual boy was a colossal failure: It was probably the worse garbage ever released. What died an early and swift death should remain dead for good.
     
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    That could be nice.

    They should tone down the red if they do it.
     
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    I played a friends virtual boy a few times as a kid and I only really ever started getting a headache from it after a half hour or so. Good times
     
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    there's only 14 games for the damn thing ever made anyway and only about 3 worth playing! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice question, GameSpot. You might as well ask if Nintendo should bring mashed sawbristles and cancer to the 3DS.
     
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    Well I say bring every single virtualboy game to the 3DS, if you don't like them just don't download them, it's that simple. You don't see me campaigning about how bad gameboy mario bros was and that it should never have been made available for the 3DS, no, I just didn't buy it, simple.
     
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    Dude, there's a couple of games that got dragged down by the virtual boy, mainly Wario Land.
    This would be that game's chance to finally be appreciated by a wide audience.
     

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