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Barcode Battler

For my tenth birthday in 1992 I had a choice between a Barcode Battler, a Game Boy or a Sega Game Gear and stupidly chose the Barcode Battler thinking it was really futuristic! What a complete let down it was - battling with friends to see whose barcode had the best 'power' or 'strength'! Pathetic.

The Barcode Battler was released by Epoch and each console came with a set of cards that each had a barcode. To play the game you had to each swipe your barcode and the console created a character based on the barcode. Once the game started the different "characters" battled against each other - a bit like an electronic Top Trumps.

The Barcode Battler didn't have any good graphics, sound effects or controls and atlhough the follow up model - Barcode Battler II appeared on our shelves, featuring an extended single player mode it soon vanished from existence unable to compete with the other, more creative consoles.


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Barcode Battler Last post by remember
16 July 2008

Do You Remember Barcode Battler?

Do You Remember Barcode Battler?

  • Anonymous user
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    I remember these when they came out, never had one though. They werent around for long where they?