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Mario Smash
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Bearing more in common with the old Mario Bros. arcade game than the Super Mario platform games -- Mario Smash features play mechanics that look a little like Bug!. Smash turtles, collect coins, and relive those arcade days of yesteryear. This is the only Virtual Boy title in which the 3D elements really change the gameplay appreciably.

Red Alarm
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
It tried to be Star Fox 3D, but Red Alarm doesn't come close. Working doubletime to produce two visual images doesn't leave much processing power to shade polygons, which leaves Red Alarm with confusing wireframes. If this is as good as the Virtual Boy can do with polygons, Nintendo should stick to bit-maps.

TeleRoboxer
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Take Mike Tyson's Punch Out! for the NES. Change all the colors to shades of red. Make all the characters robots to skirt the violence issue, put in a Virtual Boy development system and shake. The 3D works OK here, with the fists looking like cardboard cut-outs coming toward you. If you really want a solid game for the Virtual Boy, this could be the one.

Mario's Dream Tennis
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
One of the best games out for the Virtual Boy, this one adds the 3D spin to Nintendo's original Tennis for the NES. Play as Donkey Kong, Mario, Princess Toadstool, or others from Mario pipeland. The gameplay is enticing and while the 3D is well integrated, we defy anyone to play this with one eye closed and enjoy it any less.

Virtual League Baseball
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
The first third party game for the Virtual Boy, this features much less "cute" graphics than the Nintendo efforts. This is a fairly enjoyable one-player baseball game, and the Virtual Boy's innovative pad works well with it. The 3D seems more like an afterthought than anything else, but it does add an interesting element to the game.


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