A game-by-game podcast about the best VR console of all time, the Nintendo Virtual Boy!
Episode 15 - Unreleased, Japanese and Homebrew Games
For the final episode of this podcast, I wanted to briefly discuss all the Japanese, Homebrew and Unreleased games for the system.
Episode 14 - 3-D Tetris
3-D Tetris is the final officially released game for the Nintendo Virtual Boy in North America!
Unfortunately, it's not a great game. There have been bad Tetris games in the past, but I think that this might be one of my least favorites.
Join me as I discuss the gameplay and odd s...l...o...w...n...e...s...s of 3-D Tetris.
Episode 13 - Nester's Funky Bowling
Nester's Funky Bowling is does exactly what it says on the tin: a bowling game, with funkiness, starring Nester.
NFB has some pretty amusing animations that play after each throw. Those animations are well done, though they do get on your nerves if you play for a long time.
The bowling mechanics are well-implemented and quite fun.
The developer was a contract developer out of Utah, who typically programmed licensed games for the Gameboy and Gameboy Advance.
Next time, I discuss 3-D Tetris, the final game released in North America.
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Episode 12 - Waterworld
Waterworld was poorly received, critically. In this episode, hear far more than you would ever like to hear about the story of Waterworld and the enemies therein.
I also make the argument that this is a very good game!
Try it! You'll like it!
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Thanks for listening - only two more episodes remain of games that were officially released in North America!
Episode 11 - Vertical Force
Vertical Force is another of the third party releases for the Virtual Boy.
It's a vertically scrolling space shooter, and my favorite game on the system.
Multiple power ups for your ship, and a special drone system with really smooth, useful controls make this game fantastic.
There are two planes, or altitudes, in which you, your drones, and your enemies can fly. Skillful movement between these layers are key to your survival.
Climb in the Ragnarok and start flying!
Episode 10 - Panic Bomber
Panic Bomber is a fantastic puzzle game for the Virtual Boy, developed by Hudson Soft and released in December of 1995 in North America.
Each puzzle is basically battle mode with the CPU. As you complete various stages, you progress towards the goal: a shiny Golden Bomberman Statue (why?)!
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