The Virtually Human Podcast

A game-by-game podcast about the best VR console of all time, the Nintendo Virtual Boy!
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Apr 21, 2016

Red Alarm was the second of four releases that coincided with the Virtual Boy North American launch.

It's a space shooter in the vein of Starfox, but the graphics are completely wireframe, similar to vector arcade games like Tempest or, more appropriately, Battlezone.

Red Alarm uses super ultra compressed voice samples and a blaring soundtrack with lots of high pitched noises accentuating the action.

Complete in box copies can be found relatively easily on eBay (as of 4/19/16) for approx $30.  Loose copies start at about $12.

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Apr 7, 2016

Mario's Tennis was the pack-in game for the Virtual Boy.

Developed by R&D1, the same unit that developed the Virtual Boy hardware, it was a good showcase for the system.

Our next episode will cover Red Alarm.  Send in submissions on the hardware, Mario's Tennis, or Red Alarm to