Virtual Boy Link Cable

Webpage originally Started on July 15th, 2017
Updated most recently on 1/04/2020

Update: I have a limited number of link cables available. If you’re interested you can buy them here. The development story of my Virtual Boy link cable is given below.

I’ve been working on a link cable project so that people can finally play Virtual Boy in 2 player versus mode! The most famous being Hyper Fighting. Then the only other two games that are VB 2 player are 3D-BattleSnake and Tic Tac Toe. All three games are Homebrew as no official Nintendo 2 player VB game was ever released. If you’re interested in a cable send me an email.

And my first VB link cable shown below. Played 2 player Hyper Fighting!

Here’s an updated print with better finish just by changing the print orientation. These are FDM prints.

I had an SLS print also made as well as a nylon print in white. The first two on the left are the FDM Onyx prints, followed by the SLS HP PA12, and then the nylon.

And now a picture of the first cable itself.

The latest parts look really good!

Here’s a few cables made with the new better finish parts.

If you’re so inclined you can 3D print the parts yourself. These were tweaked to print best in Onyx on a Markforged printer. Center, Shell 1, and Shell 2. You’ll need 2 sets of these parts to make connectors for one cable.

Here’s a picture of my 100th and last link cable build. I decided to change the color scheme for this last one to make it unique.

And one last picture to show some Link cable games. Currently these are the only 2 player link cable games available as of 11/19/2017. All homebrew. Most recently Mario Tennis has been patched for 2 player action!

Happy Link cable