e-Reader card

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Promotional image for Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ showcasing the "K.K. Rockabilly" e-card

Several series of e-Reader cards were released for Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. These cards can be scanned by the Nintendo e-Reader on the Game Boy Advance by itself or, in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ only, in-game by connecting a GBA with an e-Reader to the Nintendo GameCube; the outcome of scanning a card depends on the card's type.

e-Reader cards have a dot code strip on one or both edges of the card's back. This strip contains data that can be read and decoded by the e-Reader when the card is swiped across it.

Release[edit]

In Japan, Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e,[nb 1] consisting of a total of 308 cards, was released from February to October 2002 in four series of booster packs. An additional 27 promotional cards were distributed in various magazines, collection files, and figurine sets. The Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e cards can be scanned on the Game Boy Advance by itself, but not in-game because the initial release of the e-Reader in Japan does not have GameCube compatibility. They can be scanned in-game in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

In North America and Australia, Animal Crossing-e, consisting of a total of 326 cards, was released from October 2002 to May 2003 in four series of booster packs. In the United States, each booster pack retailed for US$2.99.[1] An additional two promotional cards were released, with one being included with the e-Reader and one being included with issue 163 of Nintendo Power magazine. The Animal Crossing cards can be scanned either on the Game Boy Advance by itself, or in-game while the GBA is connected to the GameCube. All e-Reader functionality was removed from the European version of Animal Crossing, as the e-Reader was never released in the region.

Following the release of Doubutsu no Mori e+, Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+,[nb 2] consisting of a total of 102 new cards, was released in Japan from June to October 2003 in three series of booster packs.[nb 3] An additional six promotional cards were distributed in various magazines, collection files, and figurine sets. The Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ cards can be scanned either on the Game Boy Advance by itself, or in-game while the GBA is connected to the GameCube.

Across Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e, Animal Crossing-e, Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+, a total of 781 e-Reader cards were released.

Card types[edit]

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Character Card[edit]

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The fronts and backs of a special character (left) and villager's (right) Animal Crossing-e Character Cards

Character Cards make up the vast majority of e-Reader cards and are part of Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e, Animal Crossing-e, and Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+. The fronts of the cards feature artwork of a villager or special character, and the backs contain the following information:

  • The character's gender and species
  • The character's star sign
  • The clothing worn by the villager (villagers only)
  • The villager's "pet phrase" (villagers only)
  • A profile of the character
  • A password (Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e and Animal Crossing-e only)
  • The villager's favorite saying (Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ only)

Passwords[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori+, sending any villager a letter containing the password printed on the card results in the character on the card sending a letter back that has a chance of containing a random Famicom game. For villager cards, each password has a predetermined chance of the return letter containing a common Famicom game:[nb 4] either 6.25%, 12.5%, 25%, or 50%. Special character card passwords all have a 100% chance of receiving a Famicom game in return.

In Animal Crossing, sending any villager a letter containing the password printed on the card results in the character on the card sending a letter back that contains a unique item. If the password is specifically sent to the villager on the card, there is a 60% chance that the letter they send back will contain a common NES game[nb 5] instead of their normal gift.

While Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ cards do not have passwords, sending any villager a Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e password in Doubutsu no Mori e+ results in the player receiving a letter containing either a Decorative Plate, Shop Signboard, or Tanukichi's Autograph Card.

Scanning on the GBA[edit]

An example of a message displayed when scanning an Animal Crossing-e Character Card on the GBA by itself

Scanning a Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e Character Card on the GBA by itself displays one of two passwords. In Doubutsu no Mori+, sending any villager a letter containing one of the passwords given results in the character on the card sending a letter back that contains a unique item. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, sending any villager a letter containing one of the passwords given results in the character on the card sending a letter back that contains either a Decorative Plate, Shop Signboard, or Tanukichi's Autograph Card.

Scanning an Animal Crossing-e or Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ Character Card on the GBA by itself displays only a message from the card's character.

Scanning in-game[edit]

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, Character Cards can be scanned at the e-Reader Transfer Machine (eTM) in the post office. This results in the character on the card sending the player a letter that contains a unique item.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+ only, villagers' and islanders' Character Cards can also be scanned at the wishing well. Scanning a card here results in the villager or islander on the card moving to the town or Animal Island, respectively.

Town Tune Card[edit]

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The front and back of an Animal Crossing-e Town Tune Card

Town Tune Cards are part of Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e, Animal Crossing-e, and Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+, and they each contain a Town Tune arrangement of a K.K. Slider song. Scanning a Town Tune Card on the GBA by itself plays a chiptune arrangement of the song on the card. In-game, the cards can be scanned at the Town Tune board to set the Town Tune to the one on the card.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+ only, all the new K.K. Slider songs except "My Place", "Forest Life", and "To the Edge" must be scanned at the Town Tune board before the player can request them for K.K. Slider to perform. Additionally, speaking to a specific special character after scanning one of the new songs' cards results in the character giving the player an aircheck of the live version of the song.

Design Card[edit]

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The front and back of an Animal Crossing-e Design Card

Design Cards are part of Animal Crossing-e and Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+, and they each contain a unique design, often based on other Nintendo franchises. Scanning a Design Card on the GBA by itself displays a comment from Mable about the card's design. In-game, the cards can be scanned at the Able Sisters to add the design to the player's design collection.

The layout of Design Cards differs between Animal Crossing-e and Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ cards.

  • Animal Crossing-e cards feature three images of a player showcasing the design on the front: one wearing the design, one wearing the design and facing backward, and one wearing the design while also holding an umbrella with the design on it. The backs feature artwork of Sable and Mabel alongside the design itself.
  • Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ cards feature one image of the player wearing the design while posing on the front, while the back shows the design itself and an image of a player wearing the design while posing and facing backward.

Sibling Card[edit]

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The front and back of an Animal Crossing-e Sibling Card

Sibling Cards are part of Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e and Animal Crossing-e, and they contain two sets of dot codes, one for each character on the card. The fronts of the cards feature artwork of two related characters against a unique background, and the backs contain a password for each character along with a conversation between the two.

Functionally, Sibling Cards are identical to Character Cards except that they have two sets of dot codes and two passwords.

Game Card[edit]

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The front and back of an Animal Crossing-e Game Card

Game Cards are part of Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e and Animal Crossing-e, and they are used solely on the Game Boy Advance, where they allow the player to play a minigame involving various villagers. The fronts of the cards feature artwork of a player, and the backs describe the game contained on the card. Game Cards have two sets of dot codes that contain the game data.

The games involve scanning villagers' Character Cards, and each villager has different stats for each game. There are a total of eight minigames, each with an A and B variation:

Each version of each game has one to three passwords that are given to the player under certain circumstances. Sending one of these passwords in a letter to any villager results in Tom Nook sending the player a letter with a unique item.

Classic Game Card[edit]

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The fronts and backs of the Ice Climber (left) and Mario Bros. (right) Classic Game Cards

There are two Classic Game Cards: Ice Climber (N01) and Mario Bros. (N02), both released only in Animal Crossing-e as part of Series 4. Scanning these cards on the GBA by itself displays a message from Tom Nook, and scanning them in-game at the eTM results in Tom Nook sending the player a letter containing the Ice Climber or Mario Bros item, respectively. These cards are the only way to obtain these items.

Animal Crossing (promotional card)[edit]

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The front and back of the Animal Crossing promotional card

Animal Crossing (485A 04-E001) is a promotional Animal Crossing-e card, and it is the only e-Reader card that is the only one of its type. The card was bundled with the e-Reader in North America and when scanned on the GBA by itself, a message appears telling the player to scan the card in Animal Crossing at the eTM in the post office. Scanning it in-game results in the player receiving a letter containing "K.K. Ska".

List of e-Reader cards[edit]

Click on the appropriate image or text below to view a list of e-cards in that series.

Doubutsu no Mori+ Card-e[edit]

Animal Crossing-e[edit]

Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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Packaging[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Japanese: どうぶつの森+カードe Hepburn: Dōbutsu no Mori + Kādo-eAnimal Forest+ Card-e
  2. Japanese: どうぶつの森カードe+ Hepburn: Dōbutsu no Mori Kādo-e+Animal Forest Card-e+
  3. The first six cards of Series 1 were not released in booster packs but were instead bundled with the game.
  4. Possible Famicom games include Balloon Fight, Clu Clu Land, DK Jr MATH, Donkey Kong, Gomoku Narabe, Golf, Pinball, and Tennis.
  5. Possible NES games include Balloon Fight, Clu Clu Land, DK Jr MATH, Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Golf, Pinball, and Tennis.

References[edit]

  1. Craig Harris (September 26, 2002). "Animal Crossing e-Card Details". IGN.