Tips

Tip #14

You can click on any graphical thumbnail to enlarge it. This is especially useful with box covers.

Tip #83

Scan cover art in a high resolution and make sure that the scans are completely straight, for the covers themselves as well as the game discs. Scan the art directly against the glass, out of the keep case or jewel case, as this will give a sharper image. Of course, when you keep your games sealed or shrinkwrapped, we make an exception.

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 #33

Did you know that you can contribute a poll? If there is an idea that you have for a poll, please let us know. We are always looking for new ideas.

Tip #46

You can contribute technical details and platform-specific information to existing entries by entering the Add Game Wizard. Just enter the title of the game already in the database (make sure it's exact!) and you'll be whisked to a special screen where you can contribute platform and technical attributes. Again, make sure the title is exactly the same as the title in the database, otherwise you'll be adding a duplicate entry that we'll have to reject in the interest of keeping the database clean and consistent.

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 #4

It's easy to contribute your favorite game's entry into MobyGames for the world to learn about: simply click on "Add A Game" and our Wizard will walk you through the process.

Tip #24

If you've put together a fan site dedicated to a particular game and that game isn't in the database, feel free to add it! But even if the game has already been added, you can still contribute your website's URL by viewing the game's rap sheet, then clicking Contribute. After it's approved, it will show up as a Related Website.

Tip #43

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).

Tip #18

Creating a user account allows you to contribute to the database and get a warm fuzzy feeling at the same time. :-) If you haven't already done so, click on "Create New Account" on the left-hand column to get started. You've got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.