List of Virtual Boy games
The Virtual Boy is a 32-bit tabletop video game console developed and designed by Nintendo, first released in Japan on July 21, 1995 and later in North America on August 14 of the same year. The following list contains all of the games released for the Virtual Boy.
Originally unveiled at Nintendo's Shoshinkai Show in Japan on November 15, 1994 and at Winter CES in North America on January 6, 1995, it was never intended to be released in its final form but Nintendo pushed the Virtual Boy in its unfinished state to market so that it could focus development resources on the then-upcoming Nintendo 64 and arrived later than other 32-bit systems such as the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, PlayStation and Sega Saturn but at a lower price, retailing at US$179.95 but in mid-1996, Blockbuster was selling Virtual Boy units at $50 each.:513
The system was overwhelmingly panned by critics and was deemed as a commercial failure, selling only 770,000 units before being discontinued both in Japan and North America on December 22, 1995 and March 2, 1996 respectively, making it the second lowest-selling console by Nintendo after the 64DD and its marketing campaign was commonly thought of as a failure.
Several additional titles were announced to be released for the Virtual Boy at E3 1996, but ultimately they were never released due to the system’s discontinuation by Nintendo themselves. As were several localizations that were only released in one region. The system was never released in Europe.
Listed here are all 22[a] Virtual Boy games. Eight titles were exclusive to Japan, as three were for North America. A number of games were either announced or already in development before ultimately being canceled including Bound High!, Dragon Hopper, and Faceball.
|Regions released||Region description||Released|
|North America||North America and other NTSC territories.||14|
|Japan||Japan, Hong Kong and other NTSC-J territories.||19|
|3D Tetris||Puzzle||T&E Soft||Nintendo||Unreleased[b]||22 March 1996|
|Galactic Pinball||Pinball||Intelligent Systems||Nintendo||21 July 1995||14 August 1995|
|Golf||Sports||T&E Soft||Nintendo (NA)
T&E Soft (JP)
|11 August 1995||1 November 1995|
|Innsmouth no Yakata||First-person shooter||Be Top||I'Max||13 October 1995||Unreleased[c]|
|Jack Bros.||Action||Atlus||Atlus||29 September 1995||20 October 1995|
|Mario Clash||Action||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo||28 September 1995||1 October 1995|
|Mario's Tennis||Sports||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo||21 July 1995||14 August 1995|
|Nester's Funky Bowling||Sports||Nintendo R&D3, Saffire Corporation||Nintendo||Unreleased||26 February 1996|
|Panic Bomber||Puzzle||Eighting, Hudson Soft||Nintendo (NA)
Hudson Soft (JP)
|21 July 1995||1 December 1995|
|Red Alarm||Shooter||T&E Soft||Nintendo (NA)
T&E Soft (JP)
|21 July 1995||14 August 1995|
|SD Gundam Dimension War||Turn-based strategy||Locomotive Corporation||Bandai||22 December 1995||Unreleased|
|Space Invaders Virtual Collection||Shoot 'em up||Taito||Taito||1 December 1995||Unreleased|
|Space Squash||Sports||Tomcat System||Coconuts Japan Entertainment||28 September 1995||Unreleased|
|Teleroboxer||Fighting||Nintendo R&D1, Nintendo R&D3||Nintendo||21 July 1995||14 August 1995|
|V-Tetris||Puzzle||Bullet-Proof Software||Bullet-Proof Software||25 August 1995||Unreleased|
|Vertical Force||Shoot 'em up||Hudson Soft||Nintendo (NA)
Hudson Soft (JP)
|12 August 1995||1 December 1995|
|Virtual Bowling||Sports||Athena||Athena, Nihon Bussan||22 December 1995||Unreleased|
|Virtual Boy Wario Land||Platform||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo||1 December 1995||27 November 1995|
|Virtual Fishing||Fishing||Locomotive Corporation||Pack-In-Video||6 October 1995||Unreleased[d]|
|Virtual Lab||Puzzle||Nacoty||J-Wing||8 December 1995||Unreleased|
|Virtual League Baseball||Sports||Kemco||Kemco||11 August 1995||11 September 1995|
|Waterworld||Action||Ocean Software||Ocean of America||Unreleased||21 December 1995|
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