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Ten no Koe 2

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Fast facts on the Ten no Koe 2
Manufacturer: NEC
Made for: PC Engine
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
JP
¥2,600 HC66-6



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The Ten no Koe 2 (天の声2) is a device released by Hudson Soft to allow PC Engine HuCard games to save data. There was never a "Ten no Koe 1" - the "2" indicates that the device has 2kB of storage space. The name Ten no Koe (lit. "Voice From The Heavens") is a reference to the password system used in Hudson Soft's Famicom game Momotarou Densetsu, which was ported to the PC Engine under the title Momotarou Densetsu Turbo.

The Ten no Koe 2 plugs into the rear of a PC Engine and is powered by two AA batteries (which are used to keep the save data alive). If the batteries are running low, a red LED will glow - save data will be kept as long as the user replaces the batteries "quickly".

This system was replaced in 1991 by the more convenient Ten no Koe Bank solution.

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP
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References


PC Engine
PC Engine (1987) | CoreGrafx (1989) | CoreGrafx II (1991)
X1 Twin (1987) | PC-KD863G (1988) | Shuttle (1989) | GT (1990) | LT (1991)
Add-Ons
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)