Is there a worse console in history than this?
>library of about 25 games
>tries to be a portable system but fails
>accessories like a link cable were scrapped
>its creator was killed by Nintendo-hired yakuza
You'd think Nintendo of all companies could do better than this.
I liked it. I never got why everyone hated it. Maybe the price. We are so hard on companies for trying new things. With PS3 in the begining at least they toughed it out until they started to get games. I feel like Vboy, 32x, and the like threw their hands up in the air and said FUCK THIS before even really giving it a chance.
It was good that they threw in the towel with the 32X and Virtual Boy. You already had the Saturn on the horizon so why extend the life of the Genesis with an add-on and split who would be developing for your main consoles like that? For Nintendo they already had a home console and a Gameboy, and the Virtual Boy didn't fill in either space for portability or being a home console so it was inherently inferior to both products that Nintendo already had, none-the-less they would need to develop games for three systems now.
Virtual Boy should have been a SNES peripheral. Could have plugged the head unit into the AV out, used the SNES controller and had a cartridge adapter akin to the Super Gameboy. Maybe then you could manage a color spectrum instead of red and black.
It really had no excuse trying to pass as a portable, but as a niche peripheral akin to the SuperScope it could have cut some of its cost by relying on the SNES and might have found greater market acceptance. Set up two of them on the coffee table and Telerobox beatdown your siblings.
The games were also not well suited to it. Early fps like Doom or Hexen could have been great. Even an F-Zero or Star Fox title with the camera set inside the vehicle could have been nice.
AT LEAST the games are... games that are controllable. People bash in Jaguar, VB and 32x but damn, you can at least get a game there and play something. Now you think in a Game.com or a N-gage with horrible controls and unplayable framerate and can only cry about it.
Teleroboxer was fucking amazing.
And it had the best old school Wario game.
I also thought the "VR" effect was really cool... never understood the complaint of only two colors, the Gameboy only had two colors and it was fine. I wish they would've thugged it out a little longer.
I found it breaddy gool.
There's worse. The Game.com is worse in every single way. There are just about zero actual positive things to say about it.
Just as with the 32X, there are decent, playable games with some actual production value put into them on the VB (although, I'd end up putting the 32X ahead just because of the issues and the smaller library of good games that the VB has).
this shouldn't even count as a game system
they're those stupid LCD games except now they're strapped to your face
N-Gage had a few issues.
1: the screen was tiny and in a poor orientation, in Sonic N, you could barely see ahead of you at all
2: games overtaxed the hardware constantly, lots of low framerates abound, go play Tony Hawk on the thing
3: physically, it's a poor machine, with poor inputs
I still think that if the 3DO wasn't retarded expensive due to its licensing model, it would have succeeded.
I don't actually believe this, I just want to derail this thread with half-assed bait. While it may look like I'm blowing my chances of causing drama with this post, in reality someone will reply to this and say that the SNES really is the worst console.
I was just watching some gameplay of the VB Wario and it looks really great.
Wouldn't be surprised if it's a lost, classic Nintendo platformer.
Seriously would consider buying a VB for it, when I have the money.
>implying it's not
It has one or two good games I guess, but nothing really stands out about it.
There's nothing special about it. No new concepts or anything. It's pretty much just a worse NES, in every way.
>It was monochrome because that was the only way to fit enough pixels into the display.
I read that it had been monochrome because only red LEDs had been cheap by that time.
Virtual Boy needed two things it didn't have, color and enough horsepower for proper 3D games.
It could have had both if it sold not as a standalone system, but as a peripheral for the N64. By that time, the cost of blue and green LEDs fell to parity with red LEDs (the cost disparity being why VB was red and black)
The N64 already had loads of games where it rendered 2-4 simultaneous views, for multiplayer. So it had the hardware needed to do reasonably complex polygonal games with two views, one for each eye, and at a good framerate.
What did not exist then is acceptable head tracking, so it'd still sit on your table. It'd just be a color, stereoscopic 3D viewer compatible with certain N64 titles.
Playing the Virtua boy was actually really fun and I don't remember any bad games for it. It didn't make me sick playing it either, it was easy on the eyes, but the sensory deprivation does a trip on your brain
>Alone In The Dark
>Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels
>Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Only thing wrong with 3DO was the price.
This here is actually a genuine contender for one of the worst consoles ever made:
>library of 18 games with no real killer app, as a comparizon Virtual Boy had games that were actually good apart from being on a shitty system
>completely failed marketing campaign, even most people who were interested in video games in the '90s barely knew the system existed or anything about it
>basically tried to do the exact same thing 3DO did right after it failed in it at the same time Playstation came out
The absolute worst thing about it is that it is an Apple product that bombed meaning it will eventually get Applefags interest and is a perfect collector's piece for someone trying to be a hipster with Apple products.
>...and here I have Apple Pippin, a video game console so underrated that no one has ever heard of it!
>I liked/owned one before it was cool to have one!