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Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

A card-reader for the Game Boy Advance that uses a scanner that read dot codes on specially produced e-Reader cards and translate it into a game or other function on the Game Boy Advance.

The original Card-e Reader in Japan did not feature link cable support, but an amended one that allowed for greater compatibility with existing Game Boy Advance and Gamecube games was released in the U.S., and released in Japan as the Card-e Reader+.

The system was never released in Europe, but it was released in Australia. Despite some popularity, support for the system tailed off by 2003, while the hardware itself was discontinued in 2004.

Game & Watch

Plans for a series based on the classic Game & Watch were in the works, but in the end just one special edition Game & Watch card was released for the Card-e Reader.

Game Title JP Release US Release
Manhole-e Manhole-e マンホール 27 Jun 2003 16 Sep 2002

NES Classics

Each set in the NES Classics series contained several cards that all had to be scanned to make a NES game playable on the Game Boy Advance. Three series were released, while a fourth planned series was scrapped.

Game Title JP Release US Release
NES Classics: Balloon Fight-e NES Classics: Balloon Fight-e NESクラッシクス バルーンファイト-e - 16 Sep 2002
NES Classics: Donkey Kong Jr.-e NES Classics: Donkey Kong Jr.-e NESクラッシクス ドンキーコングJr.-e - 16 Sep 2002
NES Classics: Excitebike-e NES Classics: Excitebike-e NESクラッシクス エキサイトバイク-e - 16 Sep 2002
NES Classics: Pinball-e NES Classics: Pinball-e NESクラッシクス ピンボール-e - 16 Sep 2002
NES Classics: Tennis-e NES Classics: Tennis-e NESクラッシクス テニス-e - 16 Sep 2002
NES Classics: Baseball-e NES Classics: Baseball-e NESクラッシクス ベースボール-e - 11 Nov 2002
NES Classics: Donkey Kong-e NES Classics: Donkey Kong-e NESクラッシクス ドンキーコング-e - 11 Nov 2002
NES Classics: Ice Climber-e NES Classics: Ice Climber-e NESクラッシクス アイスクライマー-e - 11 Nov 2002
NES Classics: Mario Bros.-e NES Classics: Mario Bros.-e NESクラッシクス マリオブラザーズ-e - 11 Nov 2002
NES Classics: Urban Champion-e NES Classics: Urban Champion-e NESクラッシクス アーバンチャンピオン-e - 11 Nov 2002
NES Classics: Clu Clu Land-e NES Classics: Clu Clu Land-e NESクラッシクス クルクルランド-e - 21 Apr 2003
NES Classics: Donkey Kong 3-e NES Classics: Donkey Kong 3-e NESクラッシクス ドンキーコング3-e - 21 Apr 2003
NES Classics: Golf-e NES Classics: Golf-e NESクラッシクス ゴルフ-e - 21 Apr 2003

Other e-Reader Card Series

Nintendo released several other sets of cards, usually as tie-in promotions to new games. The cards would often unlock new features or challenges in the games when scanned.

Game Title Release
Pokémon-e TCG ポケモンカードe 01 Dec 2001
Animal Crossing-e どうぶつの森カードe 14 Feb 2002
Domokun's Card-e Winter Pack どーもくんのカードe 14 Feb 2002
Air Hockey-e ホッケーカードe+ 16 Sep 2002
Hamtaro Card-e ハム太郎カードe 31 Jan 2003
Mario Party-e マリオパーティe 17 Feb 2003
Pokémon Battle-e ポケモンバトルカードe+ 17 Mar 2003
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Card-e+ (Promo Cards) ポケモンピンボール ルビー&サファイアカードe+ Sep 2003
Super Mario Bros. 3-e スーパーマリオアドバンス4カードe+ 21 Oct 2003
Pokémon Channel-e ポケモンチャンネルカードe+ 01 Dec 2003
Pokémon Colosseum Double Battle-e ポケモンコロシアム ダブルバトルカードe+ 25 Dec 2003
F-Zero: Falcon Legend Card-e+ F-ZERO ファルコン伝説 カードe+ 26 Jan 2004
Pokémon Battle Card-e+: FireRed & LeafGreen ポケモンバトルカードe+ ファイアレッド&リーフグリーン 15 Apr 2004
Pikmin Puzzle Card-e+ ピクミンパズルカードe+ 29 Apr 2004
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Card-e+ (Promo Cards) マリオvs.ドンキーコングカードe+ Aug 2004
Pokémon Battle Card-e+: Emerald ポケモンバトルカードe+ エメラルド 07 Oct 2004