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

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

Nintendo, Konami and Koei has published most of these games

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