There was an E-READER for the Game Boy?

The Game Boy has had its fair share of weird peripherals. Magnifying screens with built in lights, stereo speakers and a printer! Browsing eBay I found Game Boy peripheral I hadn’t seen before: an e-reader.

The e-reader is an official Nintendo device that can read cardboard cards. These cards can contain extra game items, levels or in some cases even complete games.

The device was released in Japan in 2001 and a year later in America. It was however only moderately successful in Japan. A European release didn’t really happen and in 2004 the e-reader was silently discontinued.

In this video we check out how this amazing piece of tech works.

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