>That kid who bought a Skannerz
>tfw that kid was me
>tfw you realise it's basically IRL Shin Megami Tensei
>tfw it was actually pretty fun and original
>tfw loved skannerz
>tfw took it around shopping centers
>tfw lost the sheet of barcodes that had the hp-refill
>tfw all monsters dead
>tfw no way to heal them
>tfw no pc to look up code online
Barcode Battler owner here. Me and my friend had a huge collection of cards made by ourselves. We did our own drawings and shit and my dad laminated the cards for us.
We had some really intense tournaments. We did draft, banned cards we didn't want to see etc. To remind you, Barcode Battler enabled characters, weapons, defense and healing items.
Our roster was amazing. We had your generic video game characters, but some more obscure ones as well.
>that kid who bought all three pox games
I was that kid.
>that one kid who bought his P.E.T to school shouting "JACK IN! MEGAMAN POWER UP!" to any computer within a 3 inch radius
Not me but I really did want a P.E.T as a kid
Why isn't there something like this today? Even an app for a phone. Some sort of P.E.T. or scanning game with random drops and upkeep and maybe a multiplayer component.
Oh wait it would just be riddled with in-app purchases and would be entirely pay to win. I hate modern technology.
I had Jurassic Park Scan Command. Wanted to get a copy to play it again but all of the copies with the scanner are like $50 online.
>That kid who was so good at carding he could get mega everytime and beat everyone else on the playground
I got one and was terribly disappointed. You had to shake it like a motherfucker to find viruses, and even then I remember losing every battle.
Having a physical giga chip was pretty cool, though.
How has nobody mentioned
I had a bunch of these.
>MFW I wanted the shit out of Skannerz, but had this shit instead.
how did this even work? i could never figure it out, if i remember right id go to use a card, swipe it and it would say i didnt do it right or nothing would happen or fail or something. was there a trick to it?
>not this one
Underage fag please go back to Gaia
>mfw two of my friends and I got these.
>mfw we didn't know what pedometers were.
>mfw we'd just shake them while watching tv or whatever when we weren't walking around.
tfw bought myself a cybiko when I was a kid, and only played with my best friend who had one just 3 doors down.
>dad refused to unscrew the back
>the day fun died
I did have one of those pocket pikachu things that had fucking infinite battery life because FUCK YOU PIKACHU IS NEVER HAPPY WITH ANYTHING AM I SUPPOSED TO WALK 1000 MILES TO MAKE ENOUGH WATTS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF ME
>that one kid that would brag about having the black digivice
I got my green one sitting in my closet and it's yellowed to shit over the years.
I also got the new fancy one that came out a month or two ago, doesn't play LCD walker type things but it is still pretty rad.
My sister and I both got one for Christmas. They were the fucking shit.
Bot of our heal barcodes became unusable after a while somehow so we couldn't heal anything, and I couldn't find shit online. Not cool.
Honestly if Pokemon Go is anything like Skannerz, obviously minus the scanning part, I might cry from nostalgia. Can't wait to go on monster training adventures again.
>want to buy one for nostalgia
>they are worth a fucking fortune
Also they're $90 on Amazon right now. Might have to get one.
>get two of the s2 digivices
>probably had one of the s1 ones but I forget
>got all kinds of random digimon related crap for birthdays and christmases
>even had pic related
goddamn digimon was my favorite thing ever as a kid. I didn't even give a shit about pokemon until like 2002 because I was too caught up in digimon personally.
I seriously think it was literally just me and one other kid in our entire school. And what are the odds I'm a NEET loser and last I saw him, he was a massive emo tool.
>the last brand new Digivice or V-Pet release was the Xros Loader and Xros Wars Mini in 2010
>all we've gotten since were pricegouge re-releases of the Adventure Digivice
At least I have the new Tamagotchis
I like it for what it is. Probably because I'm just so used to kamen rider belts running me around this much anyway so I didn't expect anything different.
>new Tamagotchis in Japan have color screens and can be updated via phone and all sorts of neat shit
>new Tamagotchis in the US have poor build quality and are still monochrome
It was always a japanese fad, makes sense they would be forever at the bleeding edge on it.
Why they haven't transitioned entirely to the phones however is a mystery, software-only would be infinitely cheaper.
I think i might code one now, just for the hell of it.
Then maybe some sort of qr/barcode/wifi noise monster stuff. Need the practice anyway.
I was expecting shitty sprites but this? this is some next level waifu technology!
fucking piece of shit ate the cheap batteries my family bought :(
>tfw I remember spending a hour cycling out old batteries from a big box of them for the tiny bit of juice
I got these and was disappointed because they weren't the original digipet. I had a gameboy at the time and so an rpg confined to an older technology didn't impress me.
Also these things fall out of the market quick because of 9/11.
>Because they weren't the original digipet
I meant to say that they weren't like the original 1997 digimon digital pet, the toy that started the franchise and likely the first virtual pet with a co-op battle mode.
I loved my grey (I think an Augumon) digipet so when I saw Pox I expected a similar thing.
Pox was a game about an Alien "virus" like species invading earth and infecting humans.
9/11 happened and then the Anthrax scare, an event where terrorists tried mailing activated anthrax to certain political people and a mailman got infected.
This caused a powerful fear of bio-terrorism and thus anything referencing diseases was shut down.
>tfw I lost the scan code to heal my monster
>tfw when they all slowly died as a result and I could never beat anything anymore
Handheld electronic game is usually what they called things that used old, calculator tier LCD tech, the kind of shit Tiger was known for. In fact I used to call them "calculator games" to differentiate them from handhelds like the gameboy.
If you're talking about the "inbetween" where the games used LCD pixales it's likely because by the time they started doing that better types of screens were available.
Oh fuck, I remember having one. I begged and forced my mom to cash her pay check at like 1 in the morning at a gas station just, so I could buy batteries to play this shit. Kinda fun.
>Never had one when everyone had one
>Felt real bad
>Years later, blazing determination told me to save up my shillings
>It was the day, the day I'd buy a skannerz
>Last one in the shop
>'These don't really sell any more'
>Buy it, bring it home
>Real big grin on my face in the car with my mother, thinking about all the good times scanning orange juice and shit to come
Spent about 20 minutes with that thing, what a shitty toy.
Pox on the other hand...