VUE Debugger Auction

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  1. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    VUEDebugger.jpg vbofficiallinkcable.jpg

    Over the last few years there have been a handful of VUE (Nintendo Virtual Boy) Debuggers that have come up for sale. This rare piece of software development history has always commanded a high price. Yet, none of these items were as complete as the one which recently surfaced. This newly posted Yahoo Japan auction features the VUE Debugger, a PC interface card, and the official Nintendo Virtual Boy link cable. What is most astounding is that this is the first known public listing of the unreleased Virtual Boy link cable, an item considered the holy grail for Virtual Boy collectors. If you have deep pockets and a love for retro video game history, this is the auction for you.

    :arrow: VUE Debugger Auction Link
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  2. Auyx

    Auyx GBAtemp's Unofficial Sanic impersonator

    Jun 20, 2007
    Pretty cool to see this show up, pity the link functions where ripped out of all the commercial games. Hopefully more pics will follow.
  3. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Well, crap. At the bottom it says:

    海外発送   対応しません

    No international shipping :(

    Though it says right in the listing that it's free shipping. Maybe he'd be willing to ship internationally if the bidder offered to cover the shipping costs.
  4. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    You could use a middleman service (I think) if you'd want this so badly.

    Black and red colours.. possibly the worst combination to stare directly into your eyes.
  5. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

    Jan 25, 2009
    Just the inclusion of the link cable means Nintendo did produce link cable but never released any of those for the public.
  6. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Xbox Alpha tower please.
    That or a Jasper 1GB XDK with sidecart.

    None the less, this is a pretty devunit.
    Shame I dun have anything with ninty.
  7. cracker

    cracker Nyah!

    Aug 24, 2005
    United States
    I had to laugh at Google's translation for the condition: Used (Junk). :rofl:

    Good to see this in the wild for collectors but it is low on the list of what official devkit wares I want.
  8. techboy

    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    Also laughed at this, although my translate gave "Medieval (Junk)" instead.

    Still, really cool to see one of these up for sale.
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