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It's really, really red: Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting ported to Virtual Boy

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 26, 2013 at 7:57 p.m. PDT
It's really, really red: Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting ported to Virtual Boy Long forgotten, and for good reason, Nintendo's Virtual Boy was discontinued a year after it was released in 1995. Priced at $180 USD, and selling less than a million units world wide, this is often considered one of Nintendo's worst failures in the hardware realm, but that didn't stop a couple of programmers from pulling off an impressive feat.

A user by the name of Mr.Anon, running a custom fighting game engine created by M.K., was able to port Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting to the Virtual Boy, including some spiffy 3D elements, like the elephants on Dhalsim's stage.

Check out the video after the jump. Note: Watching this clip for a long period of time (more than 20 seconds) may induce a seizure or severe eye strain, or just cause you to close the video window.

There are pretty steep requirements to make this ROM playable, as users would currently need a Virtual Boy and a Flash Boy flash cartridge to access the game's 4 characters and 4 stages. More information can be found in the links below.

Video from Retrocollect, details from Planet Virtual Boy.

Comments

seabass40 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:01 p.m.

my eyes

#1
Mr_Pyro said on August 26, 2013 at 8:07 p.m.

Not quite as seizure-inducing as SFxT.

#2
XxkakashixX53 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.

HAHA I love this part..

"Watching this clip for a long period of time (more than 20 seconds) may induce a seizure or severe eye strain, or just cause you to close the video window."

#3
JiFoJoka said on August 26, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.

So how do mirror matches work?...

#4
theshredder39 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

The seizure inducing power would probably be at full force if this were any of the crossover fighters given how much faster and frantic they can be.

#5
Utils said on August 26, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

The biggest problem is the camera's framerate and the VB's framerate sren't in sync.

This COULD be watchable with emulation.

#6
GOGZero said on August 26, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

Seeing red!

#7
BunnyBoy said on August 26, 2013 at 8:17 p.m.

This brings back nostalgic memories of playing the Virtual Boy for hours as a kid...

I don't remember getting many headaches from it, though.

#8
JumpMan33 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:17 p.m.

18 years later and 3D in gaming still blows. I almost never have the 3D on my 3DS set to on.

#9
Darklurkr23 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

Omg my eyes. Who the hell came up w/ this p.o.s.? XD

#10
Carls493 said on August 26, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

That's the slowest version of Street Fighter II I've ever seen.

#11
Lemres said on August 26, 2013 at 8:46 p.m.

lol at the different damage values.

#12
ryuhayabusa13 said on August 26, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.

yup. It's hurting my eyes. Nice work .But No more watching

#13
Truegamer said on August 26, 2013 at 9:16 p.m.

Street Fighter 2 Virtual Boy EVO 2014!

#14
RainbowMika64 said on August 26, 2013 at 9:29 p.m.

The effects on the elephants looked good :3

#15
Santaclaus said on August 26, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.

Still looks better than mvc3 :p

#16
Eggyroll said on August 26, 2013 at 9:48 p.m.

lol everything doing so little damage, so strange to see that

#17
MKKhanzo said on August 26, 2013 at 9:50 p.m.

Im amazed at how solid the engine looks.

#18
gammabolt17 said on August 26, 2013 at 10:09 p.m.

I remember back in the day before I knew he said Shoryuken it would just be "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWYOUKITTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!"

#19
ryuhayabusa13 said on August 26, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

@14 Hah hah Hah Picturing People at evo forced to play street fighter on virtual boy. A lot of bleeding eyes...

#20
GeneralSpecific said on August 27, 2013 at 12:24 a.m.

I think this needs to be 'rebalanced'

Ryu too stronk!

#21
bigjbilly said on August 27, 2013 at 1:01 a.m.

@9 lol, me too man. Just get rid of the 3d idea. Its stupid and hurts my eyes. It did then, it does now, movies included.

#22
bigjbilly said on August 27, 2013 at 1:03 a.m.

Sorry for double post, too lazy to edit.

@10 you were in the very small minority my friend.

#23
sergio_reyes_ said on August 27, 2013 at 1:14 a.m.

this game is classic

#24
maxi2099 said on August 27, 2013 at 4:32 a.m.

I feel like my eyes are bleeding.

#25
BumblebeeCody said on August 27, 2013 at 6:14 a.m.

The entire game is in Xfactor Kappa.

#26
StriderSpinel said on August 27, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.

it hurts.... but not where it should!

#27
Galaxy said on August 27, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.

Eventhubs: this is often considered one of Nintendo's worst failures in the hardware realm

WiiU: Challenge accepted

Kappa

#28
FlynnChop said on August 28, 2013 at 8:14 a.m.

I respect hard work as much as the next guy, but I've gotta ask:

...Who is this for?

#29
melongod said on August 29, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.

Why

#30
Link24 said on November 18, 2013 at 8:12 p.m.

Wow. It's so smooth

#31


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