Virtual Boy Games Ranked: All 22 Titles

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When people think of failed Nintendo hardware, they jump to the Wii U. And they’re correct to do so— the system totally flopped. However, it rightfully developed a small but ardent fan base because its library was so strong. Many exclusive Wii U games are among Nintendo’s best of all time… but the same can’t be said for most Virtual Boy games.

Why do I bring up the Virtual Boy? Well, because that is failed hardware. It was nowhere near as deliberate as Wii U was, acting instead as a stopgap to tide fans over until N64 was released, selling less than one million units. The paltry lineup of Virtual Boy games reflects that, failing to even secure a fraction of Nintendo’s familiar IP for the platform.

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Yes, it’s hard to get very excited about Golf. The game is apparently solid, Nintendo Power even named it a top title of 1995 according to the game’s Wikipedia page. However, this old Electronic Playground review was a bit less kind.

22. GOLF: THE WORST OF ALL VIRTUAL BOY GAMES

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Kevin Costner’s Waterworld just couldn’t catch a break. Neither could its gaming adaptations. This got a 1/10 from Nintendo Life. It’s routinely trumpeted as one of the worst games ever conceived.

21. WATERWORLD

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Frankly, the bottom few Virtual Boy titles are fairly interchangeable. It’s hard to get much of a read on Virtual League Baseball though, as there is surprisingly little written about it online.

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20. VIRTUAL LEAGUE BASEBALL

Yikes! This game is apparently really, really bad. Dave Frear was none too kind to this title, giving it an abysmal 2/10. Frear is far from the only critic to share these sentiments.

19. VIRTUAL LAB

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This title makes me go cross-eyed. Apparently, the gameplay would also, as this is considered to be one of the worst games on the system. Jeremy Parish’s video on the title outlines its myriad flaws well.

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18. SD GUNDAM DIMENSION WAR

In 2022, there just isn’t much reason to play Virtual Boy games that stick to the realm of simulation. If you want some cool Nintendo fishing, go check out Nintendo Labo. Virtual Fishing just isn’t it, nor is it an especially good game.

17. VIRTUAL FISHING

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