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

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