Save RAM

Hardware theme

Data saved by internal memory in the cartridge even after being unplugged. Usually a battery powers RAM chips for this purpose but a few use Flash RAM


Alternate name: SRAM

See also: temporary saves
Usually this is for saving game progress. This often includes saving the character's name and/or highscores/statistics. The Later two are sometime the only data saved. Other data that has been known to be saved is settings, custom skins, in-game photos, and custom journals.

Saving: free*, points*, auto, checkpoints, code, quit*, none

* denotes player initiated saves

The first Save RAM video game was released on May 27, 1986.

Nintendo, Konami and Koei published most of these games.

Parent group

Game save storage


GBA 151
NES 131
SNES 130
GBC 57
GB 28
Mega Drive 8
Master System 5
Neo Geo Pocket Color 4
Game Gear 4
Atari 2600 3
ColecoVision 2
PC Engine CD 1
Neo-Geo 1
Apple II E 1
Uzebox 1
NEC PC9801 1
3DS 1
Windows 1
PS 1
Atari 7800 1
C64 1
Vectrex 1

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