1UP: A Virtual Boy Retrospective

Nintendo has had numerous system reveals over the years, but the 3DS and the Virtual Boy had completely opposite reactions following their unveilings. In 1994, the Virtual Boy was presented to the masses, but landed with a thud. In 2010, the 3DS was revealed to love and adoration, winning "Best Innovation" and "Best of Show" from 1UP's E3 awards. The two devicess offer a similar concept: the use of cutting-edge (or at least cleverly-used) technology to show 3D effects on a small screen.

Of course, one of those systems required you to put your head against a ridiculous red visor to see arrays of red and black graphics, while the other packs stunning 3D graphics into a familiar shape.

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