The e-Reader was a peripheral released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002 that unlocks special content for certain games. Content includes mini-games, different worlds, or full and complete NES games. The content was added or unlocked by purchasing e-Reader cards and swiping them in.
Among others, Pokémon Battle Arena E-Reader cards and Animal Crossing Cards were released. The Pokémon battle Arena cards allowed you to fight a large amount of predetermined battles for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Version for the Game Boy Advance whereas the Animal Crossing E-Reader Cards were used for the GameCube version of Animal Crossing and unlocked gifts from your Animal Crossing residents.
The NES series included a total of thirteen different video games with each pack containing five cards to scan before you could actually play it. The cards were released in three different series.
Series one was initially released on September 16 of 2002. It featured a total of five different games, with each one being sold separately. The games included:
Series two also featured five different NES games with each pack coming with five cards each. This set was released on November 12 of 2002 and included:
Series three was the final set released. It only included three packs with five cards in each set. They were released on April 21 of 2003, and included:
MODEL NO. AGB-014