Bored and having nothing to do? Click the Random Game
link located under User Actions in the top left frame to waste some time, this just might bring you back to games you've long forgotten. -- Corn Popper
Our motto? Quality over quantity. We'd rather have missing information than wrong information, so if you're not completely sure of a fact or detail, just leave it blank and we'll take care of it (if it needs taking care of).
When scanning a disc it is preferred that the background be white. Place the disc on the glass and then place a blank piece of white paper over the disc. If you scan a lot, then tape the paper to inside of the scanner's lid.
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.
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
When performing a Keyword Search, you don't have to type the full name; just type a few words (if that's all you can remember) and click the magnifying glass to display all partial matches.
Clicking on the Technical Specs. for a game and and then on a rating like ESRB for example will give you a list of all games in that rating. Cool! Especially for those who want to limit their selection list to those suitable for just kids (or just adults) etc.
When selecting countries in release info items, keep in mind that games have different release dates, publishers and distributors for specific regions. The United States and the United Kingdom are almost never listed alongside in the same item. Also, different regions have different product codes, therefor release info items are split, and submitted as separate items.
Early games had such simple graphics that screenshots were not effective in marketing the game, so conceptual
illustrations were used instead. For an example of this, take a look at boxes from
compare them to their screenshots. (This is not to say that Funtastic and IBM games aren't fun--they are--we're just
using them as an example.)
Cruisin' for contribution points, but don't know what to add? Try an Advertising Blurb! Many of the games in the database have full back covers, but no Ad Blurb. A nearly-unlimited supply of free Contribution Points can be yours if you pull up said back covers and enter the text in as an Ad Blurb with Back Cover as the source. You don't even need to own the game! Cool, eh?