Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Databases with info on how games retain your progress?

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Moderator
    Custom rank graphic
    Aussie2B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,133
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    122
    Thanked in
    100 Posts

    Default Databases with info on how games retain your progress?

    More than ever, I'm finding it tough to squeeze game time into my busy life, so when I do, I often can only spare as little as 5-15 minutes at a time. I'm stubborn and want to keep playing original games on original hardware, so that rules out save states, but I want more variety than just, say, puzzle games, yet I also don't want to repeat level 1 or whatever endlessly. So I'd love to find a website with info like the following on retro games:

    - Does the game have no way to retain progress? If so, does it at least have a stage select code that can be used to resume where I last left off (even if it's with fewer lives/items/etc.)?

    - Does the game have passwords?

    - Does the game save to the cart? If so, can you save at any time or only at specific save points? If you can save at any time, is it a hard save or a temp save? Bonus points if there's also info on the save format, as it's nice to know if a battery might die on me versus EEPROM or Flash memory, though this mostly only comes into play with N64 and GBA games, from my understanding.

    So does anybody know of any resource where you can look up a game and get this kind of info?

  2. #2
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    117
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Default

    Password: https://www.mobygames.com/attribute/...teId,623/p,22/
    Battery RAM: https://www.mobygames.com/attribute/...teId,175/p,22/

    For codes, check each game on gamefaqs.

    I try to document info like that for my mini reviews, but that's not anywhere near a complete database obviously. I've gotten pretty far with my retro metroidvania/platform adventure focused site though (see the ​Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Features link under more->useful links for a spreadsheet):
    https://platformadventure.weebly.com/
    Last edited by Alianger; 12-01-2021 at 03:24 AM.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Alianger For This Useful Post:

    Aussie2B (12-07-2021)

  4. #3
    Super Moderator Moderator
    Custom rank graphic
    Aussie2B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,133
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    122
    Thanked in
    100 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the links! That's a great site you're building too. I'll definitely have to dig into it more when I have the time.

  5. #4
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    117
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Default

    Cheers! It's almost three years in the making now but I still try to update it about once a week.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 10:26 PM
  2. Current-Gen Games That Will Retain Value
    By Kellhus in forum Modern Gaming
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-28-2011, 02:26 PM
  3. New battery in Zelda, wont retain save game
    By almostgotthemall in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-30-2005, 02:09 PM
  4. Retain the Collection or Swap the Crumby Games?
    By Nz17 in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-26-2005, 10:14 AM
  5. Your progress in other DS games...?
    By Lone_Monster in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-07-2005, 08:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •