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4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and Multi-purpose!
Well what can you say about this? The official visual memory unit is used for storing your game saves, but during gameplay the screen can display useful information (ammo remaining, radar, stats of player etc.) which is very useful in some games. Some DC games allow you to download information to the VMU and play mini-games which can unlock secrets in the main game. So...
Published on 6 Jan. 2002 by Mr. Daniel Glenfield

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful...good product but not as described....
The memory unit comes in blue which was a surprise as I wanted and expected it to be white as in the product photo....

There is no dust cap included as in description.

Good value for money but I believe that with on line shopping and especially with trusted sellers like Amazon you should get the product exactly described in the product description. I...
Published 15 months ago by Rich C


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3.0 out of 5 stars no dust cap, 7 Aug. 2013
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no dust cap which was advertised in the description.
not really a big deal but still should have been with the vmu if advertised
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable memory card which was a good idea at the time, 30 April 2001
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First the good points. It has an excellent LCD screen which either displays some useful stuff, or just pictures of which character you are (eg Quake 3). This is also used in the stand-alone games such as slot machine in Power Stone or for raising Chaos. Unfortunately I have found there are more downsides to this type of memory card compared to the 4Mb Joytech flash memory card (although that doesn't have a screen.) If you only have this memory card and you want to save a mini game or Chao to it, be prepared to wipe any other large files as they take up quite a lot of blocks. Some games (eg. Shenmue, Soul Reaver) take up a large chunk of the memory (80 and 50 blocks respectively) therefore if you have a large collection of games you'll be stuck without a spare one. It also tends to use the battery up REALLY quickly - when it does it will beep everytime you turn your Dreamcast on. And you'll have to remember to turn the VMU off when you turn your DC off or it'll remain on for a while and use up the battery. But when the battery's gone, it'll still have a display when plugged into the controller.
I have found that although it's a great idea, the lack of memory and the rate of battery use (which also plagues the PocketStation) makes it more of a gimmick than the cheaper, LARGER alternatives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THe original and best, 23 Oct. 2013
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This VMU is the original one and it works best. You want nothing else for your Dreamcast! Buy with absolute confidence.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!! V.M.U, 29 Dec. 2001
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Recently i bought a v.m.u for my dreamcast and i am very pleased with it, its secret info is very handy when playing your favourite games, and also you are able to store a load of saves with its 200 spaces, another great thing is that you can play games on the LCD screen. All i can say is buy it, NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very handy, 29 May 2013
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well the one I got had no batterys no biggy ats big for a memory unit but it works so that's all good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sega Visual Memory Unit., 14 Jan. 2015
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Great, working second hand unit.
Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Jan. 2015
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Totally brilliant would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Feb. 2015
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10/10 would buy again
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Technical query, 13 Feb. 2011
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Hello there,
can this card be used in steering wheel? The slot in wheel has two separate connections, this vmu has one at the bottom. I have the wheel, but no card for it, and will to find the proper one.
Thanks
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0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How good is the VMU and which one should I buy, 19 Dec. 2000
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VMU,s are very useful if youve got games like sonic and rayman but if you dont play games like that and just play beat,em,ups with two players you wont want one of these . The VMU fails when downloading from the internet because when you download games you could say it saves games in a tempory folder because after sevaral weeks it gets wiped out or it dosent load but it still stays on the memory and takes up it but the only problem is it dont load the games after sevaral weeks .You can also downloads games and it wont save beause the VMU crashes with the main units and it can bug your VMU and wipe out your memory. But its a item you need if you are playing games like sonic and rayman but its not that suitable for the internet and if you just play beat,em,ups for two players . So I dont recoment the sega VMU I would stick with the £12 ones for the internet because the cheaper range have a simple unit for no crashing on the internet but its a bit slower saving but dont fail !
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