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Reliable and Multi-purpose!
on 6 January 2002
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 it's like having a mini-gameboy in that sense.
As for saving I for one have never come across any problems, such as corrupted data, with the official memory cards (and I have three!). Very reliable saving system.
If there's one gripe it's that the batteries wear down too quickly, but despair not - there is a trick to preserving their life. Keep the tiny plastic tag that is pulled out to start the VMU, and when not in use insert it again. This breaks the contact and keeps the batteries from draining!
To surmise, this is the best memory unit around and each DC owner should have at least one.