e-reader
Designer Nintendo, HAL Laboratory, Creatures, Olympus Optical
Publisher Nintendo
Media cards containing dot code
Release date JP: December 2001
NA: September 2002
Added to museum September 18, 2017

The e-Reader (カードeリーダー, card e-reader) was a device by Nintendo utilizing dot code technology created by Olympus Optical. It was a peripheral for the Game Boy Advance that would read a barcode on cards, which would allow the device to play games, unlock features in games, or play Nintendo Entertainment System games through an emulator contained in the read only memory of the device.

The following table lists the e-Reader games owned by the WEC Museum.

Title Image Developer Released Date Added to the Museum Notes
Air Hockey-e Nintendo 2002 January 20, 2018 A one card air hockey game for the e-Reader that was given out for free at Toys R Us stores in 2002.
Balloon Fight-e Nintendo 2002 January 20, 2018 A five card game for the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator on the e-Reader.
Baseball-e Nintendo 2002 January 20, 2018 A five card game for the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator on the e-Reader.
Donkey Kong-e Nintendo 2002 January 20, 2018 A five card game for the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator on the e-Reader.
Manhole-e Nintendo 2002 September 18, 2017 A one card remake of the Game & Watch game, Manhole, for the e-Reader.
Tennis-e Nintendo 2002 January 20, 2018 A five card game for the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator on the e-Reader.
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