The Nintendo Virtual Boy was ahead of its time, sort of. It was a VR system by Nintendo that essentially flopped badly. Some titles from the old 3D console were actually pretty good and now you can enjoy them on your Google Cardboard setup thanks to a modified unofficial Virtual Boy emulator. Reddit user The-King-of-Spain has managed to get a selection of old titles working on Cardboard. To work the magic you'll need the Android vintage emulator RetroArch, including ROMs you wish to load up), Google Cardboard VR headset and a compatible smartphone.
What makes this rather awesome is how you'll be able to experience titles like Wario Land on Google Cardboard. There's little investment aside from configuring the emulator on your smartphone. Here's a video of it all in action:
Thankfully, The-King-of-Spain notes that he has not experienced motion sickness or any issues while enjoying certain Virtual Boy titles on Google Cardboard. As noted in the Reddit post:
"After about 30 minutes of play time, I'm not experiencing any of the Virtual Boy's trademark motion sickness. There's also something to be said for playing the games in grayscale instead of the headache-inducing red. It's pretty cool to see Virtual Boy games in their full stereoscopic glory, but the added depth doesn't seem to add much value gameplay-wise."
There are some detailed instructions available for those who wish to take the plunge. Be sure to read through them all carefully to get everything working right. Have you managed to enjoy Virtual Boy titles on Google Cardboard? If so, let us know in the comments!
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