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Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome to the $1000 game price club... we have jackets.

According to a Price Charting.com article the hard to find Virtual Boy game, Virtual Bowling is close to being in the prestigious $1000 game price club as a recent Ebay auction has listed it at $940.

Apparently the bust of Duke Nukem isn't included :(
The bidder insists that he's just selling this because he doesn't play it any more and it isn't for financial reasons. He also claims that if it doesn't sell he won't re-list, as of writing though it has 10 bids with just over five days to go. If you want it, I suggest you bring out the hard dollars in the very near future.

Just like every other Virtual Boy game, this one burned out your retinas with harsh red 3D visuals.
This particular game is rare because it was only released in Japan near the end of the Virtual Boys life. Its suppose to be fairly good though, this review gave it 8 out of 10.
I would review it myself but I'm unfortunate enough to not own a VB and even more unfortunate enough to not have $1000 spare either. Ah well.


  1. I think the most expensive item I own is my boxed model 1 Mega CD. Unfortunately, not unlike the Virtual Boy, it's a crock of shit.

    I love it dearly.

  2. Lucky! The fact that they're crocks of shit make them so fun to own I guess.

  3. I actually rather like my Virtual Boy, but there's no way in hell I would ever even consider spending more than 100 bucks on a freaking bowling game, much less 1000.

    You guys should check out some of the unreleased Virtual Boy games like Zero Racers. A prototype of that game does exist and was seen at E3 1996 so I wonder how much it might go for.