#1 Edited by ArmyofDarkness (3 posts) -

The VB may have only been in Black/Red, but the games weren't that bad at all. Wario Land, Teleroboxer, Jack Bros., Mario Clash etc. The controller was also pretty comfortable & I could think of much worse consoles like the Jaguar.

#2 Edited by lockwoodx (2532 posts) -

I actually owned one and other than it being a pain in the ass to play in bed, no it wasn't that bad. It did however give me a headache if I played more than an hour. Also the games telling you to take a break while helpful, got annoying. Sadly it was lost to a friend who moved away, and I still have the wario game buried in the rents basement somewhere among my childhood junk. I'd say the best thing about the Virtual Boy was it had a really comfortable controller.

#3 Posted by Penzilneck (466 posts) -

@ArmyofDarkness: I can imagine having troubles with it, seeing as I was prone to migraines as a kid. But then again, we rarely got the more 'special' consoles up here back in those days.

#4 Posted by WileyS (120 posts) -
#5 Posted by rentfn (1375 posts) -

You are right...it was all bad. I had one, still do, didn't enjoy it at all.

#6 Posted by Brendan (8755 posts) -

I never played it, but I laughed at it once.

#7 Posted by Bumpton (482 posts) -

I'm with the OP on this one. I've still got mine boxed up in the attic somewhere. If I thought it was that bad, I would've sold it long ago. I definitely recall playing the hell out of Panic Bomber. A puzzler obviously doesn't need 3D, but it was only on the VB and it was awesome. Wario was great, Teleroboxer was pretty cool, and Tennis was a lot of fun. The system was obviously way out of its league and couldn't compete with other platforms, but it certainly had its moments.

#8 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2163 posts) -

Say what you will about the Angry Video Game Nerd, but he at least gave me a clear lesson about it to understand to why that console was (and will always be) nothing but an abysmal failure for Nintendo.

#9 Posted by Emilio (3582 posts) -

I think it's pretty amazing. Most people don't appreciate new things.

#10 Edited by ShaggE (7159 posts) -

I really liked the red-black aesthetic and Red Alarm, so I can't bash the VB too much.