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Gameboy Advance E Card Reader

The e-card reader is a bar code scanner that plugs into the cartridge slot and allows,

It was released in Japan in December 2001, with a North American release following in September 2002, though in far more limited numbers.

It has an LED scanner that reads paper cards of paper with uniquely encoded data on them.

The data was for game add ons and for downloading one player versions of NES classics such as Balloon Fight, Excite Bike and Donkey Kong.

New levels and items could be scanned in for Super Mario Advance IV, and if the player could get a Gamecube, a link cable and a Gameboy Advance, then Animal Crossing cards could be used in the in game post office for extra tunes and clothing.

There were e cards for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire that enabled the player to get extra battle powers and Berries.

Cards were sold in gaming stores and also given away with energiser batteries.


Date : 2001

Manufacturer : Nintendo

Physical Description : Cardboard box Cart Cart Bag Cardboard Insert Instructions Card Paper Swipe Instructions Card Reader Advert sheet Card Use Booklet Pack of Pokemon Cards

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH57147. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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