Nintendo Virtual Boy
Nintendo Virtual Boy

The The Nintendo Virtual Boy is a console that, using a twin eyeglass-style projector, could display games in "true 3-D" (though monochromatic, in this case black and red). It developed from an emerging cultural interest in virtual reality brought on by movies such as The Lawnmower Man and a number of popular arcade games. Released on August 14, 1995 in the USA and July 21, 1995 in Japan - at a price of around $180 USD - the Virtual Boy was regarded as little more than a novelty, and Nintendo discontinued it the following year.

The console was designed by Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of the Game & Watch and Game Boy handhelds. While compact and seemingly portable, Virtual Boy was not intended to replace the Game Boy in Nintendo's product line, as use of the system requires a steady surface, and completely blocks the player's peripheral vision.

Hype surrounding the device before its release included public musings by Nintendo that the device might resemble a gun set vertical, projecting a 3D image in the air above it. The actual device was considered a disappointment compared to this description when it arrived.

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The official Nintendo Virtual Boy Eye Guard replacement. Bought a Virtual Boy without the eye guard? It's rubbish isn't it?! Add this funky eye guard and enjoy 3D imagery as it should be. Fits any console - US or Japanese. This item is boxed and brand new, although the box is a tad creased.
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The official Nintendo Virtual Boy Headphones. For the completist or someone who just wants to give the missus some peace and quiet, official Nintendo headphones. This is the Japanese box but the headphones should work with any console, Japanese or US. This item is boxed, tested and works fine.
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The Nintendo Virtual Boy AC Adapter. This is a little adapter that replaces the battery pack on your Virtual Boy and allows you to use the power adapter from the Super Famicom instead. Does not include the Super Famicom power adapter, this needs to be bought separately. This item is boxed and tested.
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