(I say it’s my “first” Virtual Boy because knowing me I’ll end up with at least 12 of them by the end of next year.)
Twitter buddy Jon Benditz hit me up a little while ago and asked if I would be interested in adding a Virtual Boy to my collection, and I’m pretty sure I sent him a jumbled message in all caps that ultimately depicted “YES!!!!” You see kids, a Virtual Boy is one thing I don’t have! Jon turned me down when I offered to pay for it, and even when I offered to pay for the shipping, and for that reason I cannot thank him enough. You are too kind, good sir. Too kind.
What a wonky controller!
And while I assumed assembly of this thing would be easy — and it really was — I hit a few roadblocks along the way.
Ohai parts. Fun fact: assembling things and Britt don’t go well together. That is, unless it involves hooking up a new console because that shit is fun and is THE most satisfying feeling in the universe.
My first error. I was like, okay, what’s that cushiony pad thing on the ground for? OH WELL! I’ll just snap this shit into place aaaaaaaand fail.
THEN I discovered that the cushiony pad thing had numbers on that correlated with the above snappy eye piece.
Yeah. That looked a LOT better.
SCORE!!! My dad and I used to blast through Wario Land on the Game Boy. Freakin’ Wario. That man doesn’t get enough love.
Admittedly, it took me a lot longer than it should have to figure out that the plug goes into the case. God. I even sound stupid when I’m talking about parts.
DUN NUH NUH NUUUUUUUUH!
I am now being guarded by the Virtual Boy. It stands proud and watches me in my woman cave.
I haven’t had a chance to fire it up yet, but I will this week! I CAN’T WAIT.
Do you have anything you want to share about the Virtual Boy? I mean, rumor has it that it was Nintendo’s greatest failure, buuuut…