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Mitch takes a look at the long forgotten Nintendo e-Reader.
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The e-Reader was a very weird device for me. I remember knowing about it, although I don't ever recall seeing any advertisements or anything about it, I just knew about it. Much like how everybody almost instinctively knows what Mario is. I also never actually knew anybody who owned one, although I myself actually owned (and I may still have) some of the cards themselves that came bundled with some other product I purchased. A very good idea, but it seems that it was more of a spur of the moment idea than one that was well thought out considered how it would continue to function as more content (and devices, since these could only work on the original GBA) came along.
I had one and I thought it was tight. I didn't have an new at the time so being able to play these retro games was cool. The Mario 3 cards did suck tho. Setting it up took a while and then slowly scanning the cards so they'd work took more time. And if you wanted a bunch of items (since some cards only gave you one item), it would take even longer. The item I remmeber being the coolest was the cape from super Mario world.
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