I'm writing something about the Virtual Boy and I just wanted a quick survey of people's thoughts on the system. So this is me asking for opinions on it. Yoho.
What Do You Think of the Virtual Boy
I owned one when I was younger. A couple of the games, especially Wario, weren't bad, but the combination of the weird red and black 3D visuals and the awkward lean-forward "goggles" you had to peer in, it was a headache inducing nightmare. It's actually one of my favorite Christmas morning opening presents memory though. We thought it was going to be the coolest thing ever before we actually played the thing.
I vividly remember going to Ontario Placein summer 1996 (which would make me 6 years old) and seeing the N64 for the first time in a pavilion. I recall watching someone running around the castle courtyard and being blown away -- this was pre-internet, and I didn't subscribe to any magazines, so I wasn't aware it even existed at all until that day.
They must have had the Virtual Boy there -- I grabbed a brochure that had both N64 and Virtual Boy stuff on it, and this was before it was discontinued -- but the N64 was clearly stealing its thunder.
I only played it once, when I was very, very young. There was a stand for it at a Toys "R" Us, and I got to play a few minutes of Wario on it. I don't think I really recognized how awful it was at the time, but, looking back on it, it was pretty bad. It singed your eyes and made it literally painful to play. I don't know how this thing shipped to market. The idea? Great. The look of the thing? Stupid, but passable. The feel? Unforgivable.
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