Before adding a game entry, check to see if it's in the database first. Doing so will save you the frustration of having the redundant entry rejected.
To see the total number of games in the database, click the word "Database Stats" in the left frame on the main page. The resulting screen will have the number of games next to the word "Games".
If the description of a game is too vague or confusing, try checking the game's Advertising Blurb to see the
original advertising copy, sometimes directly from the game's box or website. (Hey, we don't type 'em in for nothin'! ;-)
Having trouble finding the exact spelling of something? Just type a partial string into the advanced full-site search box and hit enter, and all partial matches will be displayed (as well as exact matches).
Once you've added a game entry to MobyGames, make sure you go back and check it out once it's been approved. This not only catches any errors we may make, but lets you rate or review your new game entry as well.
Games that are related, even indirectly, are often grouped together in a Game Group. So check out any Groupings you come across in a game's Rap Sheet -- you may learn something new. For example, check out Cinemaware games
. If you notice games that should be added to a group, just go to the group and click the add games link.
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).
You can add new platform attributes -- or edit existing ones -- by going to the game's page and then click the "Contribute" link and submit the info via the Game wizard.
Just because an entry already exists in the database doesn't mean you can't snag some contribution points for it. :-) Many entries still don't have screenshots, trivia, box covers, or developer credits. Go to any of these entries and click "contribute" to get started.
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.