Check Out This Demo of Hideo Kojima's Snatcher on the Virtual Boy
The dedication that it took for this fan project to come to fruition is astounding!
Although the Virtual Boy is forgotten by most, for one magic summer you couldn't escape the giant banners covering Wal-Marts and Toys 'R Us. The Virtual Boy has gained a cult following as those seeking the supposed-to-be handheld attempt to collect hardware examples and all 22 of its games, some of which are almost legendary in their rarity.
What better way to celebrate a cult piece of hardware, than to port a cult piece of software to it. German coder Thunderstruck has created a demo for the Hideo Kojima classic Snatcher for the console's 20th anniversary. Every image has been converted to eye-strain inducing stereoscopic 3D, and the port has a dynamic dialog and inventory system, PCM music and sound effects and more.
The original idea for the port came from another developer, Red Metal, who had hoped to code a Snatcher port of a coding competition, but passed away before it could come to fruition. Thunderstruck was a member of his community and he decided to create the port in his memory.
The project took 200-300 hours just to complete this first demo, but Thunderstruck has said that he will not stop until it's completed, even if it takes till the Virtual Boy's 25th Anniversary.
You can read more about the demo and find out how to play it here.