All About The Nintendo Virtual Boy & Games


The Virtual Boy came out in 1995; it was a complete failure. It was supposed to be some type of tabletop portable gaming system. To play it, you had to look through a pair of 3D scope goggles and hold a separate controller.

The Gaming Historian did an excellent video documentary on the Virtual Boy, check it out here: Virtual Boy Video

The Virtual Boy used a 3D stereoscopic display set up by utilizing wire red line graphics. It was a horrible game playing experience and Nintendo would later realize this huge mistake by the sales numbers.

The Virtual Boy was such a big flop they discontinued it in 1996 and only had 22 games for it. Plus, it sold a very sad 770,000 units. If you’re curious and want to check one out, you can view the for sale listings on eBay.

I once tried one out and played Super Mario Tennis. Afterwards, I felt sick from the 3D action, I never played it again.

Full article from Wikipedia: Nintendo Virtual Boy

Link to my entire Nintendo guide: Scotty’s Kick-Ass Nintendo Guide

Nintendo Virtual Boy Online Videos

Gaming Historian produced a great video of the Virtual Boy.

Here’s an original Virtual Boy commercial from 1995.

Nintendo Virtual Boy Game List

Complete List of Nintendo Virtual Boy Games From Wikipedia

The Virtual Boy Games I find the most fun to collect are:

  • 3D Tetris
  • Bound High
  • Galactic Pinball
  • Golf
  • Hyper Fighting
  • Jack Bros.
  • Mario Clash
  • Mario’s Tennis
  • Nester’s Funky Bowling
  • Panic Bomber
  • Red Alarm
  • SD Gundam Dimension Wars
  • Space Squash [Japan]
  • Teleroboxer
  • Vertical Force
  • Virtual Bowling
  • Virtual League Baseball
  • Wario Land
  • Waterworld