The Virtual Boy’s Latest Game Comes With Rumble Pack Support

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Remember when we reported back in 2017 that the Virtual Boy – one of Nintendo’s biggest commercial flops – was getting new software thanks to VUEngine? Well, one such game is being made available in demo form, and the surprises don’t end there. It’s also coming with support for a new unofficial Rumble Pack accessory.

Capitán Sevilla 3D is based on the 2010 title Capitán Sevilla 2 by Rubén Garcerá Soto, which itself is a tribute to Capitán Sevilla, which launched on the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX in 1988.

In 2018, the team behind the game rebuilt it using VUEngine, ‘remastering’ the game to take advantage of the Virtual Boy’s 3D display. A demo has been released which “contains all areas of the original 2010 demo, Rubén’s new sprites, updated game mechanics, newly remastered backgrounds for even more stereo depth, music and sound effects.”

The project was put on hold in 2019 due to funding issues, but it’s now up and running again, and it will support Kevin Mellott‘s forthcoming Virtual Boy Rumble Pack. Capitán Sevilla 3D will be the first publically available game to make use of the device.

The catch is that this is simply a demo and not a full game; however, the project isn’t ‘dead’ as such; the source code is available on Github and Team VUEngine hope that someone else will pick it up and continue the work.

If you have a Virtual Boy flash cart you can play the demo right now, but those of you who don’t own the hardware can play it online on Planet Virtual Boy.




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