Aug 14, 2015

The Red Monochrome Headache Machine

Virtual Boy
Nintendo (1995)
The first attempt at a 3-D gaming console from Nintendo was introduced in North America 20 years ago today.  Sadly, it flopped pretty hard.  There were only 22 Virtual Boy games released in the United States before it was discontinued just over six months later.

I had one and I thought it was a lot of fun, but I also wasn't one of the suckers who paid $179.95 for it.  I found it on clearance at Electronics Boutique for $30 sometime in 1996, and I picked up a handful of games (both American and Japanese imports) for $5 each.  My favorite games were Mario Tennis (which came packed in), V-Tetris, Vertical Force and Wario Land.