Tips

Tip #45

Hints, Tips, and Tricks aren't necessarily for cheat codes; in fact, if you have any helpful hint about a game, contribute it even if it isn't related to cheating. Lots of MobyGames users have contributed gaming strategies, alternate ending paths, and more. You don't have to be a cheater to use our tips!

Tip #36

If you've ever read one of your approved reviews and wanted to go back and change or fix something, you can: Just click "Review Game" while viewing that game's rap sheet and you can re-edit and re-submit your review. Your existing review will already be filled in for easy editing.

Tip #25

Did you know that you can add a featured game to MobyGames? If you think you have a good idea for a featured game, go ahead and submit it.

Tip #10

Some game companies put a great deal of creative effort into their packaging. Take a closer look at the box covers you see here (for an example, try Captain Blood or Pinball Construction Set).

Tip #59

Sometimes a developer receives a nickname during the development of a game. However when entering credits to the database we do not accept nicknames right into the person's name like John "Madman" Doe. Adding the nickname often results in a duplicate entry. What you can do, depending on how the credits are structured, is to add the nickname to the end of the person's name in parenthesis like John Doe (Madman). Additionally you can submit a name correction to the person's profile stating that John "Madman" Doe should be an aka.

Tip #39

If one of our cover scans stinks, feel free to replace it! Just because we have a cover scan on file doesn't mean it's decent; if you feel you can submit a significantly better one, go right ahead.

Tip #64

If you know an existing game was released under a different platform than is listed on its Rap sheet, and you know the release date and the publisher/developer, you can easily add it.
  1. Go to the existing game's Rap sheet.
  2. On the left frame click Contribute.
  3. On the next screen, click New Platform.
  4. Just follow the game wizard and that's it. It'll be looked over by an approver and should be added in shortly.


Tip #13

What features would you like to see--or improve--at MobyGames? Email to give us your suggestions.

Tip #80

If a game comes on multiple discs with identical art, you only have to submit a single scan with the comment "Disc 1/x" (where x is the amount of discs).

Tip #28

If you get the year and platform right when entering a game, it makes adding game attributes much easier. The attribute wizard custom-tailors what attributes you can choose based on year and platform.