Although few have played it, some will argue that Hideo Kojima's greatest work isn't the Metal Gear series, but instead the cyberpunk thriller Snatcher. Starting out on various Japanese home computers before hitting the Sega Mega CD, this gripping visual novel is about to get one more port through homebrew efforts. Believe it or not but a playable demo of Snatcher has just hit the Nintendo Virtual Boy.
This bizarre transition of Konami's classic onto the fabled virtual reality system comes yet again from the depths of the biggest Virtual Boy community online. Thunderstruck from the Planet Virtual Boy forums has ambitiously and painstakingly taken the first quarter of Snatcher's two dimensional gameplay and updated the visuals to make use of the portable's 3D functionality. Featuring everything you know and love from the title all present in red and black, this is yet another homebrew effort for the Virtual Boy that sits alongside Street Fighter II - further proving what the system is capable of.
Coded in memory of another member of the forums who sadly passed away as of late, Thunderstruck's port of Snatcher for the Virtual Boy can now be downloaded in ROM form. Fully playable until Gillian Seed's arrival at the Alton Plaza, those who happen to have the Virtual Boy Flashboy flash cartridge can enjoy this treat on the original hardware, or failing that a Virtual Boy emulator.
Snatcher (Virtual Boy Port) Gameplay
|< Prev||Next >|