Tips

Tip #77

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.

Tip #60

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.

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 #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 #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 #34

If you're having trouble determining the exact year a game was published, check the title screen of the game, then the manual, then the fine print on the box. If those are unavailable, look at the dates of the files themselves. When all else fails, crack open a hex editor and start looking through the game code -- programmers usually jam copyright strings and other useful information in the game executable.

Tip #86

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 (69396)

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 #11

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 IBM or Funtastic games--then 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.)

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.