Memory Base 128

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Memory Base 128
Made for: PC Engine
Manufacturer: NEC Home Electronics
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥5,9805,980 PI-AD19

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The Memory Base 128 (メモリベース 128) was the final device released by NEC Home Electronics to allow PC Engine games to save data.

The Memory Base 128 solves many of the previous problems regarding PC Engine storage solutions offering being 128kB (or 128,000 blocks) and avoiding both the expansion port and HuCard slot. Instead, the device sits between the controller and the console, and runs on AA batteries.

Unfortunately, its design means that games have to be specifically written for the Memory Base 128, which essentially makes it incompatible with every PC Engine or CD-ROM² game released between 1987 and 1993. As a result of this, only a small handful of Super CD-ROM² games made use of the accessory.

Compatible games

Super CD-ROM²

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP
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PC Engine
PC Engine (1987) | CoreGrafx (1989) | CoreGrafx II (1991)
X1 Twin (1987) | PC-KD863G (1988) | Shuttle (1989) | GT (1990) | LT (1991)
AV Booster (1988) | Interface Unit (1988) | Ten no Koe 2 (1989) | Backup Booster (1989) | Backup Booster II (1989) | Ten no Koe Bank (1991) | Memory Base 128 (1993)