No idea at all why this just popped into my head (although, if I had to hazard a guess, the bottle of red wine at the side of me may have played a part).
Does anyone else remember the hype followed by a steep downturn in interest that followed the release of the "Barcode Battler" handheld? In the early 90s, Japanese kids were going wild over getting hold of barcodes from non-Japanese products to power up their players.
Ultimately, when the non-Japanese market realised that the concept was as dull as ditchwater, it all but faded from view. However, as I recall, it was able to be used in conjunction with some other, more mainstream, consoles.
Anyway, is it just me, or does anyone else remember this?
Hitch a ride with us, cuz we're on the last freedom moped out of nowhere city.