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Game Groups > Enhanced ports / Port differences

This group is for when a port between platforms features some differences from the original version.

An enhanced port is a port of a game to a different platform typically released a year or two after its original release. These ports will sometimes come with an edition subtitle giving notification to the consumer that this isn't just a straight port of the game. Usually enhanced ports will have additional content. Things such as extra game modes, cut-scenes, dungeons, levels, changes to difficulty, DLC content, quality of life improvements (faster leveling in an RPG for example), etc. are typical enhancements. Ideally the enhancement information will be mentioned in the games description or as a trivia item. If the games enhancements can't be summed up in a a succinct manner it should ideally be kept as a separate entry.

On MobyGames, these games are allowed to be in the same game entry with the original release except under the condition when the enhanced port is also released on the same platform as the original base game was released on. For rating reasons, the games should remain separated.

Games can be released in different ways that may be confused with an enhanced port so contributors to the group should be careful not to confuse it with games released in other ways as the following:

  • Special edition: Special editions are releases that contain a base game with additional content, usually released simultaneously along a standard edition of a game.
  • Enhanced remakes: Enhanced remakes are versions of a games rebuilt from the ground up and are typically released several years from the original.
  • Remastered releases: A remaster takes the original game and improves some aspects of it such as texture size or model complexity that might not have been possible for hardware at the time of initial release.
  • Game of the Year (GOTY) releases: Games that not only won the title of game of the year, but were re-released as such with updated or additional content.

Although it may be possible for a game to be an enhanced port and also fall into another group, particularly a remaster or a GOTY release when it's the first release for that platform and the GOTY version wasn't re-released on the original platform(s) it was released on.

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Title Platforms Released
box cover thumbnail 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch 2019
box cover thumbnail A-Train 3D: City Simulator Nintendo 3DS, Windows 2014
box cover thumbnail Alone in the Dark: Inferno PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now 2008
box cover thumbnail And Yet It Moves Linux, Windows, Macintosh, Wii, iPad, iPhone, Blacknut 2009
box cover thumbnail Angelique PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, PC-FX, Windows, Game Boy Advance, SNES 1994
box cover thumbnail Angelique Duet PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Nintendo DS 1998
box cover thumbnail Aqua Kitty PS Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Windows 2013
box cover thumbnail Atlantis: The Lost Continent PlayStation, PlayStation 2 2003
box cover thumbnail Blazing Chrome Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Browser, Arcade, Windows Apps, Luna 2019
box cover thumbnail Bully: Scholarship Edition Windows, Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox One 2008
box cover thumbnail Call of Duty: Black Ops III Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One 2010
box cover thumbnail Corpse Party PSP, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Macintosh, PS Vita, Linux, iPhone, Windows 2010
box cover thumbnail Dalmatians 2 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 2003
Detective Mouse PlayStation, PlayStation 2 2003
box cover thumbnail Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days Windows, PSP, Macintosh, Linux 2009
box cover thumbnail Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness Windows, PSP 2006
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong PC Booter, Game Boy Advance, NES, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Apple II, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum, VIC-20, TI-99/4A, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Arcade, Coleco Adam, Nintendo Switch, Dedicated handheld 1981
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, SNES, Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch 1994
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Game Boy Advance, SNES, Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch 1995
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's... Game Boy Advance, SNES, Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch 1996
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Nintendo 3DS 2013
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U, Nintendo Switch 2014
box cover thumbnail Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King PlayStation 2, iPhone, Android, iPad, Nintendo 3DS 2004
box cover thumbnail DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Now 2012
box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad 1996
box cover thumbnail Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U 2013
box cover thumbnail Eggerland 2 NES, MSX 1986
box cover thumbnail Final Fantasy Tactics PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android, iPad, PS Vita 1997
box cover thumbnail Final Fight One Game Boy Advance, Wii U 2001
Growlanser Windows, PlayStation, PSP 1999
box cover thumbnail Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp Xbox 360, Nintendo DS 2007
box cover thumbnail King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, NES, Macintosh, PC-98, FM Towns 1990
box cover thumbnail Kirby's Return to Dream Land: Deluxe Nintendo Switch 2023
box cover thumbnail Langrisser I & II Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, PSP, PlayStation 3, PS Vita 1997
Legend of Mulan PlayStation, PlayStation 2 2004
Lion and the King 2 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 2003
box cover thumbnail Luigi's Mansion GameCube, Nintendo 3DS 2001
box cover thumbnail Magnetized Browser, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android 2013
box cover thumbnail Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Nintendo 3DS, Wii U 2015
box cover thumbnail Momotar┼Ź Dentetsu 16: Hokkaid┼Ź Dai Id┼Ź no Maki PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii 2006
box cover thumbnail Montezuma's Revenge PC Booter, SEGA Master System, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum, Windows 1984
box cover thumbnail PowerSlave: Exhumed Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series 2022
box cover thumbnail Quake Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Windows Apps, Xbox One 2021
box cover thumbnail Risky Challenge SNES, Wii, Arcade, Wii U 1993
box cover thumbnail Shin Megami Tensei SNES, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch 1992
box cover thumbnail Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory PlayStation 2, GameCube 2001
box cover thumbnail Spec Ops II: Green Berets Windows, Dreamcast 1999
box cover thumbnail Squareboy vs Bullies Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Browser, Macintosh, iPhone, Android, Windows Apps, iPad 2015
box cover thumbnail Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International PlayStation 3 2010

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