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24th Jun '17 4:48:56 PM Vir
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* In the ''GameAndWatch Gallery'' games for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, you can eventually unlock the ability to link with previous games in the series to unlock more Museum pictures of classic Game & Watch games. To do this between 2 and 1, you have to get over 1000 points in every game in 2; between 3 and 1, you have to get over 1000 points in every game in 1.

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* In the ''GameAndWatch ''UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch Gallery'' games for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, you can eventually unlock the ability to link with previous games in the series to unlock more Museum pictures of classic Game & Watch games. To do this between 2 and 1, you have to get over 1000 points in every game in 2; between 3 and 1, you have to get over 1000 points in every game in 1.
24th Jun '17 4:48:41 PM Vir
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons]]'' were meant to be played one after the other (in either order). Data was transferred between the games by a generated password allowing you to fight Twinrova and rescue Zelda in the second game. There were also dozens of passwords you could get from [=NPCs=] to perform multi-game sidequests, unlocking bombchus, special rings, the Master Sword, Biggoron's Sword, and arrow/bomb capacity upgrades. You could also get a new code to port it all BACK to your old game letting you play through the ending AGAIN with few if any additions. OneGameForThePriceOfTwo indeed.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons]]'' were meant to be played one after the other (in either order). Data was transferred between the games by a generated password allowing you to fight Twinrova and rescue Zelda in the second game. There were also dozens of passwords you could get from [=NPCs=] to perform multi-game sidequests, unlocking bombchus, Bombchus, special rings, the Master Sword, Biggoron's Sword, and arrow/bomb capacity upgrades. You could also get a new code to port it all BACK to your old game letting you play through the ending AGAIN with few if any additions. OneGameForThePriceOfTwo indeed.



* ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars 2'' has an "extra" that allows the user to import characters from a ''LEGO Star Wars'' (1) save file for use in the "Free Play" mode. Of course, this (and the two games themselves) was made obsolete with ''The Complete Saga''.
* In ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' starting a new game on the same memory card as an already 100% completed save grants the player with [[spoiler: the use of the permanent superflame powerup at the start of the new game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars 2'' II'' has an "extra" that allows the user to import characters from a ''LEGO Star Wars'' (1) save file for use in the "Free Play" mode. Of course, this (and the two games themselves) was made obsolete with ''The Complete Saga''.
* In ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' starting a new game on the same memory card as an already 100% completed save grants the player with [[spoiler: the use of the [[LastDiscMagic permanent superflame powerup powerup]] [[DiscOneNuke at the start of the new game.]]game]].



** When ''VideoGame/QBert'' was placed in the second slot, it unlocked cheat codes in ''Gradius 2''; with many other games it had the same effect as Konami's ''Game Master'' cheat cartridge.

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** When ''VideoGame/QBert'' was placed in the second slot, it unlocked cheat codes in ''Gradius 2''; with many other games games, it had the same effect as Konami's ''Game Master'' cheat cartridge.



* The original ''Franchise/DotHack'' [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games series of games]] is a serial game, one game in four parts. You're really encouraged to finish the prior game before going on to the next game in the series, as the monsters are very strong for a first-level character. You keep ''all'' of your items, equipment, money, levels, etc. if you have a completed save from the prior game, as it is supposed to be taken as a single large game. Fortunately, if you do start your game fresh, you'll be started at a reasonable level (30 for part 2, 50 for part 3, 70 for part 4) with generic level-appropriate equipment, so you're not totally screwed for not having played the previous games, though certain things may be unavailable if not imported. The sequel, ''.hack//G.U.'', is a set of three games that works the same way.
** ''.hack//G.U.'' also names one character after your main character in the original games, if you import as save file from any of the original 4 games, and gives you a secret Email. You get second secret email if you import from the original game's fourth volume. The other three only give you one.
* Save data from ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' will allow you to start ''Yakuza 2'' with a collection of goodies in your item storage box, none of which you can acquire in any other way. They're presumed to be gifts from Haruka, the little girl you spend most of the first game protecting, and they include some pretty nice equipment and powerful healing items. Similarly, the Playstation 3 games (starting with Yakuza 3) all gives bonuses if you have save data from any of the previous Playstation 3 game, each game providing a different bonus.

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* The original ''Franchise/DotHack'' [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games series of games]] is a serial game, one game in four parts. You're really encouraged to finish the prior game before going on to the next game in the series, as the monsters are very strong for a first-level character. You keep ''all'' of your items, equipment, money, levels, etc. if you have a completed save from the prior game, as it is supposed to be taken as a single large game. Fortunately, if you do start your game fresh, you'll be started at a reasonable level (30 for part 2, 50 for part 3, 70 for part 4) with generic level-appropriate equipment, so you're not totally screwed for not having played the previous games, though certain things may be unavailable if not imported. The sequel, ''.hack//G.U.'', is a set of three games that works work the same way.
** ''.hack//G.U.'' also names one character after your main character in the original games, if you import as save file from any of the original 4 games, and gives you a secret Email. You get a second secret email if you import from the original game's fourth volume. The other three only give you one.
* Save data from ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' will allow you to start ''Yakuza 2'' with a collection of goodies in your item storage box, none of which you can acquire in any other way. They're presumed to be gifts from Haruka, the little girl you spend most of the first game protecting, and they include some pretty nice equipment and powerful healing items. Similarly, the Playstation [=PlayStation=] 3 games (starting with Yakuza 3) all gives give bonuses if you have save data from any of the previous Playstation 3 game, each game providing a different bonus.



* The Flash RPG series ''Videogame/{{Mardek}}'' allows the player to carry over stats and items from chapter to chapter (all chapters are separate games), along with several other variables that are carried over (conversations with NPC's, prior events being referenced in later installments, etc). With the release of Chapter 3, a change in the gamecode made it so that older save files wouldn't be able to import, although it appears that this practice started up again due to the author remaking Chapters 1 and 2.

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* The Flash RPG series ''Videogame/{{Mardek}}'' allows the player to carry over stats and items from chapter to chapter (all chapters are separate games), along with several other variables that are carried over (conversations with NPC's, prior events being referenced in later installments, etc). With the release of Chapter 3, a change in the gamecode game code made it so that older save files wouldn't be able to import, although it appears that this practice started up again due to the author remaking Chapters 1 and 2.



** Using UMD Recognition in ''Tag Force 3'' unlocks Bastion Misawa by having the game recognise ''Tag Force 2''.

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** Using UMD Recognition in ''Tag Force 3'' unlocks Bastion Misawa by having the game recognise recognize ''Tag Force 2''.
23rd Jun '17 8:50:12 AM rjd1922
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' begins the trend of utilizing the cloud service-based Pokemon Bank, which is intended to allow for forward compatibility of Pokémon between games from the sixth generation onwards. A free Poketransporter app is provided to help you bring forward Pokémon from the fifth generation. And yes, this means you can [[ExaggeratedTrope transfer a Pokémon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Fire Red/Leaf Green to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver, from there to Black/White/Black 2/White 2, and finally to X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire]]. If you use all these transfer methods to bring a Pokémon from the original Hoenn games all the way to their remakes, you can get a special certificate for your Secret Base. The Transporter is also compatible with the 3DS Virtual Console releases of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red, Blue, Yellow]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, Silver, and Crystal]]'' versions, meaning Pokémon obtained in those games can be transferred to ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and later games in the series. However, even with the Bank, Pokémon still can't be transferred back to older games.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' begins the trend of utilizing the cloud service-based Pokemon Bank, which is intended to allow for forward compatibility of Pokémon between games from the sixth generation onwards. A free Poketransporter app is provided to help you bring forward Pokémon from the fifth generation. And yes, this means you can [[ExaggeratedTrope transfer a Pokémon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Fire Red/Leaf Green Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/FireRed/LeafGreen to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver, from there to Black/White/Black 2/White 2, and finally to X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire]]. If you use all these transfer methods to bring a Pokémon from the original Hoenn games all the way to their remakes, you can get a special certificate for your Secret Base. The Transporter is also compatible with the 3DS Virtual Console releases of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red, Blue, Yellow]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, Silver, and Crystal]]'' versions, meaning Pokémon obtained in those games can be transferred to ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and later games in the series. However, even with the Bank, Pokémon still can't be transferred back to older games.
17th Jun '17 6:16:40 PM nombretomado
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** In the {{Xbox 360}} version of the sequel, the player can also unlock items for their avatar.

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** In the {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 version of the sequel, the player can also unlock items for their avatar.



* If you own a copy of ''Videogame/RockBand'' and its sequel on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} or UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}, you can import nearly every song from the first game and play it on the second one at little cost.

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* If you own a copy of ''Videogame/RockBand'' and its sequel on the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 or UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}, you can import nearly every song from the first game and play it on the second one at little cost.
10th Jun '17 10:41:30 AM darkabomination
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* A staple of the ''[[VideoGame/KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. If you have a cleared save file from ''First Chapter'', you'll start off with Estelle at the level she last was at by the end of FC, capped at level 40 for balance purposes. You'll also be given a few goodies if you have OneHundredPercentCompletion. Several NPC characters [[VideoGameCaringPotential will acknowledge jobs you've done for them]], and there's a few scenes that change depending on the choices you've made in the prier game. ''The 3rd'' follows suit from ''SC'', and ''VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails to Zero/Blue]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]]'' games import save data from their own arcs.

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* A staple of the ''[[VideoGame/KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. If you have a cleared save file from ''First Chapter'', you'll start off with Estelle at the level she last was at by the end of FC, capped at level 40 for balance purposes. You'll also be given a few goodies if you have OneHundredPercentCompletion. Several NPC characters [[VideoGameCaringPotential will acknowledge jobs you've done for them]], and there's a few scenes that change depending on the choices you've made in the prier game. ''The 3rd'' follows suit from ''SC'', and ''VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki ''[[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails to Zero/Blue]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]]'' games import save data from their own arcs.
10th Jun '17 10:38:06 AM darkabomination
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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/[[KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. If you have a cleared save file from ''First Chapter'', you'll start off with Estelle at the level she last was at by the end of FC, capped at level 40 for balance purposes. You'll also be given a few goodies if you have OneHundredPercentCompletion. Several NPC characters [[VideoGameCaringPotential will acknowledge jobs you've done for them]], and there's a few scenes that change depending on the choices you've made in the prier game. ''The 3rd'' follows suit from ''SC'', and ''VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails to Zero/Blue]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]]'' games import save data from their own arcs.

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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/[[KisekiSeries ''[[VideoGame/KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. If you have a cleared save file from ''First Chapter'', you'll start off with Estelle at the level she last was at by the end of FC, capped at level 40 for balance purposes. You'll also be given a few goodies if you have OneHundredPercentCompletion. Several NPC characters [[VideoGameCaringPotential will acknowledge jobs you've done for them]], and there's a few scenes that change depending on the choices you've made in the prier game. ''The 3rd'' follows suit from ''SC'', and ''VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails to Zero/Blue]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]]'' games import save data from their own arcs.
10th Jun '17 10:29:30 AM darkabomination
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' series, you can use your hero from any previous game in the later ones. In the second game, importing caught Denpas is free and you can do it as often as you like. In the third game, it costs money to import older Men, but they gain new powers as an additional form of bonus.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard'' had some minor bonuses if you entered a password obtained by beating the original game. While no characters transferred over, people recognized the name of your Guild and that you were "experienced adventurers", and several password-exclusive secrets were unlocked. [[note]]However, this also had some ''disadvantages'', such as the tutorial guard not giving your group free Medicas because he assumed your "experienced" Level 1 heroes were strong enough to make it back without any help...[[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/WildARMs4'' will give you bonuses if you have a ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs: Alter Code F]]'' save.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', possessing Game Clear data from Episode I when starting Episode II gave your entire party the ability "Swimsuit", which dressed them up in swimsuits of various appeal, but more importantly boosted your Speed (And was one of the only ways to) and couldn't be obtained any other way. Game Clear data from Episode II to Episode III also unlocked a couple new costumes as well (Such as Shion's Vector uniform from I/II), which were again otherwise unobtainable. Both game's save data also allowed for a bonus in starting [=XP=] and skill points for characters in the next game, though the benefits were severely curtailed; maxed-out levels in the first game would add perhaps 4-5 levels to your starting total in the second.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Lunar Knights]]'' gives different bonuses for having the various ''Boktai'' games inserted in the GBA slot, in the form of reading the sunlight input. The ''Boktai'' games themselves have passwords at the end that can be used to carry over a character's rank.

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* ''VideoGame/WildARMs4'' will give ''VideoGame/FossilFighters Champions'' allows you bonuses if you have a ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs: Alter Code F]]'' save.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', possessing Game Clear data
to send over fossils from Episode I when starting Episode II gave your entire party the ability "Swimsuit", which dressed them up in swimsuits of various appeal, but more importantly boosted your Speed (And was one of the first game. This makes certain vivosaurs much easier to obtain, as some 'saurs that are only ways to) and couldn't available late-game can be gotten from the start in the original FF. There are also some fossils that can ''only'' be obtained any other way. Game Clear data from Episode II in FF, as some vivosaurs only have head fossils in ''Champions.''[[note]]Though fossil-set completion is far less important in ''Champions'' because it's no longer tied to Episode III also unlocked a couple new costumes as well (Such as Shion's Vector uniform from I/II), which were again otherwise unobtainable. Both game's save data also allowed for a bonus in starting [=XP=] and skill points for characters in learning, it's still the next game, though the benefits were severely curtailed; maxed-out levels in the first game would add perhaps 4-5 levels fastest way to level your starting total in the second.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Lunar Knights]]'' gives different bonuses for having the various ''Boktai'' games inserted in the GBA slot, in the form of reading the sunlight input. The ''Boktai'' games themselves have passwords at the end that can be used to carry over a character's rank.
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Lunar Knights]]'' gives different bonuses for having the various ''Boktai'' games inserted in the GBA slot, in the form of reading the sunlight input. The ''Boktai'' games themselves have passwords at the end that can be used to carry over a character's rank.



* Various games in the ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' franchise would generate certain special monsters by reading other {{Tecmo}} game discs, such as ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Previous games in the series would also unlock special monsters, as would certain [=CDs=] (or [=DVDs=] for the [=PS2=] titles).
* Completing demo versions of some UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS games will allow you to carry things over into the main game.
** ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey 4'' can transfer your saved gamed from the demo over to the main game. You can do the same with ''Etrian Odyssey Untold'', but the demo only lets you play Story mode (premade characters) instead of the Classic (player-made guild).
** ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' allows you to unlock bonuses in the main game by achieving certain objectives in the demo, and to transfer your villagers from the demo over to the main game.[[note]]This can be combined with [[GoodBadBugs a glitch that allows you to recruit an NPC multiple times in the demo]].[[/note]]
*** The sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', will do the same.
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' just transfers your save from the demo, but you can only play the tutorial and one level.
** The Special Demo Version of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]] allows you to transfer a special Glalie (or Steelix, if you're playing the Japanese version) along with its Mega Stone into the full version of the game, as well as a set of Poké Balls, Heal Balls and Heart Scales. Secret missions also allow for the transfer of a Nugget.
** The demo for the first ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' lets you carry over your completion of the first dungeon, Digitoll Cave, as well as all the Denpa Men and items you acquired, into the full game.



** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' allow you to transfer Pokémon from your GameBoyAdvance games to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games after getting the National Dex. Also, having different cartridges in the second slot will make new monsters appear in the wild. [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Naturally]], this is the only way to obtain several Pokémon in D/P. ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' have the same function.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' allow allows you to transfer Pokémon from your GameBoyAdvance games to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games after getting the National Dex. Also, having different cartridges in the second slot will make new monsters appear in the wild. [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Naturally]], this is the only way to obtain several Pokémon in D/P. ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' have the same function.



* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
** A completed ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' save file nets you a reward in [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld its sequel]] if you plug the Gamecube's memory card into your Wii. Said reward is random, ranging from small/cheap healing items that end up saving you some cash to experience boost items for monsters.
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales of Symphonia Chronicles]]'' rewards the players who have Save Datas from previous Tales games on the [=PS3=] with costumes from said games (and VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss as well,) with them being VideoGame/TalesOfGraces, VideoGame/TalesOfXillia and VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia; the funny thing is the Western version of Chronicles rewards the player for having a Save Data from Vesperia too, the ''Japanese Data'', Vesperia on the [=PS3=] [[NoExportForYou never got released outside Japan]]. The only other way to unlcok said outfits is to beat the game once.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' gives the player a pair of attachments, if the console contain previous Tales' save data. Having a save file for ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' gives the player a plushie [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Sophie]]. And having the [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia prequel]]'s save data gives the player a plushie of Jude and Milla in their ''Xillia'' attire. DLC is also carried over to X2, and rather conversely, certain Xillia 2 costume DLC can be carried back over to the first game.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' carries on the tradition. The same saves (''Graces'', ''Xillia'', ''Vesperia'' in Japan) add the same Sophie and Yuri plushies as well as Jude and Milla's for a ''Xillia 1'' save, and now a save from the ''Chronicles'' versions of ''Symphonia'' and its sequel gets you a doll of Lloyd Irving and Marta Lualdi respectively, and a save from ''Xillia 2'' gets you a Ludger Will Kresnik doll too.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2'' had a ton of save bonuses if the player had completed the first game. Bonuses included improved starting stats, special abilities, anti-element rings (gained by defeating the Bonus Bosses in the first game), and even [[spoiler:getting Heat back into your party]].

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* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** A completed ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' save file nets you a reward in [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld its sequel]] if you plug the Gamecube's memory card into your Wii. Said reward is random, ranging from small/cheap healing items that end up saving you some cash to experience boost items for monsters.
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales of Symphonia Chronicles]]'' rewards the players who have Save Datas from previous Tales games on the [=PS3=] with costumes from said games (and VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss as well,) with them being VideoGame/TalesOfGraces, VideoGame/TalesOfXillia and VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia; the funny thing is the Western version of Chronicles rewards the player for having a Save Data from Vesperia too, the ''Japanese Data'', Vesperia on the [=PS3=] [[NoExportForYou never got released outside Japan]]. The only other way to unlcok said outfits is to beat the game once.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' gives the player a pair of attachments, if the console contain previous Tales' save data. Having a save file for ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' gives the player a plushie [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Sophie]]. And having the [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia prequel]]'s save data gives the player a plushie of Jude and Milla in their ''Xillia'' attire. DLC is also carried over to X2, and rather conversely, certain Xillia 2 costume DLC can be carried back over to the first game.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' carries on the tradition. The same saves (''Graces'', ''Xillia'', ''Vesperia'' in Japan) add the same Sophie and Yuri plushies as well as Jude and Milla's for a ''Xillia 1'' save, and now a save from the ''Chronicles'' versions of ''Symphonia'' and its sequel gets you a doll of Lloyd Irving and Marta Lualdi respectively, and a save from ''Xillia 2'' gets you a Ludger Will Kresnik doll too.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga
''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2'' had a ton of save bonuses if the player had completed the first game. Bonuses included improved starting stats, special abilities, anti-element rings (gained by defeating the Bonus Bosses in the first game), and even [[spoiler:getting Heat back into your party]].



* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard'' had some minor bonuses if you entered a password obtained by beating the original game. While no characters transferred over, people recognized the name of your Guild and that you were "experienced adventurers", and several password-exclusive secrets were unlocked. [[note]]However, this also had some ''disadvantages'', such as the tutorial guard not giving your group free Medicas because he assumed your "experienced" Level 1 heroes were strong enough to make it back without any help...[[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
** A completed ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' save file nets you a reward in [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld its sequel]] if you plug the Gamecube's memory card into your Wii. Said reward is random, ranging from small/cheap healing items that end up saving you some cash to experience boost items for monsters.
** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales of Symphonia Chronicles]]'' rewards the players who have Save Datas from previous Tales games on the [=PS3=] with costumes from said games (and VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss as well,) with them being VideoGame/TalesOfGraces, VideoGame/TalesOfXillia and VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia; the funny thing is the Western version of Chronicles rewards the player for having a Save Data from Vesperia too, the ''Japanese Data'', Vesperia on the [=PS3=] [[NoExportForYou never got released outside Japan]]. The only other way to unlcok said outfits is to beat the game once.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' gives the player a pair of attachments, if the console contain previous Tales' save data. Having a save file for ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' gives the player a plushie [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Sophie]]. And having the [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia prequel]]'s save data gives the player a plushie of Jude and Milla in their ''Xillia'' attire. DLC is also carried over to X2, and rather conversely, certain Xillia 2 costume DLC can be carried back over to the first game.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' carries on the tradition. The same saves (''Graces'', ''Xillia'', ''Vesperia'' in Japan) add the same Sophie and Yuri plushies as well as Jude and Milla's for a ''Xillia 1'' save, and now a save from the ''Chronicles'' versions of ''Symphonia'' and its sequel gets you a doll of Lloyd Irving and Marta Lualdi respectively, and a save from ''Xillia 2'' gets you a Ludger Will Kresnik doll too.
* A staple of the ''VideoGame/[[KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. If you have a cleared save file from ''First Chapter'', you'll start off with Estelle at the level she last was at by the end of FC, capped at level 40 for balance purposes. You'll also be given a few goodies if you have OneHundredPercentCompletion. Several NPC characters [[VideoGameCaringPotential will acknowledge jobs you've done for them]], and there's a few scenes that change depending on the choices you've made in the prier game. ''The 3rd'' follows suit from ''SC'', and ''VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails to Zero/Blue]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]]'' games import save data from their own arcs.



* Completing demo versions of some UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS games will allow you to carry things over into the main game.
** ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey 4'' can transfer your saved gamed from the demo over to the main game. You can do the same with ''Etrian Odyssey Untold'', but the demo only lets you play Story mode (premade characters) instead of Classic (player-made guild).
** ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' allows you to unlock bonuses in the main game by achieving certain objectives in the demo, and to transfer your villagers from the demo over to the main game.[[note]]This can be combined with [[GoodBadBugs a glitch that allows you to recruit an NPC multiple times in the demo]].[[/note]]
*** The sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', will do the same.
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' just transfers your save from the demo, but you can only play the tutorial and one level.
** The Special Demo Version of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]] allows you to transfer a special Glalie (or Steelix, if you're playing the Japanese version) along with its Mega Stone into the full version of the game, as well as a set of Poké Balls, Heal Balls and Heart Scales. Secret missions also allow for the transfer of a Nugget.
** The demo for the first ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' lets you carry over your completion of the first dungeon, Digitoll Cave, as well as all the Denpa Men and items you acquired, into the full game.
* Various games in the ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' franchise would generate certain special monsters by reading other {{Tecmo}} game discs, such as ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Previous games in the series would also unlock special monsters, as would certain [=CDs=] (or [=DVDs=] for the [=PS2=] titles).
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters Champions'' allows you to send over fossils from the first game. This makes certain vivosaurs much easier to obtain, as some 'saurs that are only available late-game can be gotten from the start in the original FF. There are also some fossils that can ''only'' be obtained in FF, as some vivosaurs only have head fossils in ''Champions.''[[note]]Though fossil-set completion is far less important in ''Champions'' because it's no longer tied to skill learning, it's still the fastest way to level your 'saurs.[[/note]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' series, you can use your hero from any previous game in the later ones. You can also import any caught characters from earlier games in later ones. In the second game, importing caught Denpas is free and you can do it as often as you like. In the third game, it costs money to import older Men, but they gain new powers as an additional form of bonus.

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* Completing demo versions of some UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS games ''VideoGame/WildARMs4'' will allow give you to carry things over into the main game.
** ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey 4'' can transfer your saved gamed from the demo over to the main game. You can do the same with ''Etrian Odyssey Untold'', but the demo only lets you play Story mode (premade characters) instead of Classic (player-made guild).
** ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' allows you to unlock
bonuses in the main game by achieving certain objectives in the demo, and to transfer if you have a ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs: Alter Code F]]'' save.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', possessing Game Clear data from Episode I when starting Episode II gave
your villagers from entire party the demo over to the main game.[[note]]This can be combined with [[GoodBadBugs a glitch that allows you to recruit an NPC multiple times ability "Swimsuit", which dressed them up in the demo]].[[/note]]
*** The sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', will do the same.
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' just transfers your save from the demo,
swimsuits of various appeal, but you can only play the tutorial and more importantly was one level.
** The Special Demo Version of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]] allows you to transfer a special Glalie (or Steelix, if you're playing the Japanese version) along with its Mega Stone into the full version
of the game, as well as a set of Poké Balls, Heal Balls and Heart Scales. Secret missions also allow for the transfer of a Nugget.
** The demo for the first ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' lets you carry over
only ways to boost your completion of the first dungeon, Digitoll Cave, as well as all the Denpa Men Speed, and items you acquired, into the full game.
* Various games in the ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' franchise would generate certain special monsters by reading other {{Tecmo}} game discs, such as ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Previous games in the series would also unlock special monsters, as would certain [=CDs=] (or [=DVDs=] for the [=PS2=] titles).
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters Champions'' allows you to send over fossils from the first game. This makes certain vivosaurs much easier to obtain, as some 'saurs that are only available late-game can be gotten from the start in the original FF. There are also some fossils that can ''only''
couldn't be obtained any other way. Game Clear data from Episode II to Episode III also unlocked a couple new costumes as well, (Such as Shion's Vector uniform from I/II), which were again otherwise unobtainable. Both game's save data also allowed for a bonus in FF, as some vivosaurs only have head fossils in ''Champions.''[[note]]Though fossil-set completion is far less important in ''Champions'' because it's no longer tied to starting [=XP=] and skill learning, it's still the fastest way to level your 'saurs.[[/note]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' series, you can use your hero from any previous game in the later ones. You can also import any caught
points for characters from earlier games in later ones. In the second next game, importing caught Denpas is free and you can do it as often as you like. In though the third game, it costs money benefits were severely curtailed; maxed-out levels in the first game would add perhaps 4-5 levels to import older Men, but they gain new powers as an additional form of bonus. your starting total in the second.
10th Jun '17 9:15:47 AM nombretomado
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** Linking the Nintendo3DS and WiiU instalments together will give you Mewtwo as part of the roster. Mewtwo is DownloadableContent for both games otherwise.

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** Linking the Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS and WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU instalments together will give you Mewtwo as part of the roster. Mewtwo is DownloadableContent for both games otherwise.
6th Jun '17 10:44:43 AM NESBoy
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' begins the trend of utilizing the cloud service-based Pokemon Bank, which is intended to allow for forward compatibility of Pokémon between games from the sixth generation onwards. A free Poketransporter app is provided to help you bring forward Pokémon from the fifth generation. And yes, this means you can [[ExaggeratedTrope transfer a Pokémon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Fire Red/Leaf Green to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver, from there to Black/White/Black 2/White 2, and finally to X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire]]. If you use all these transfer methods to bring a Pokémon from the original Hoenn games all the way to their remakes, you can get a special certificate for your Secret Base. The Transporter is also compatible with the 3DS Virtual Console releases of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red, Blue, and Yellow]]'' versions, meaning Pokémon obtained in those games can be transferred to ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and later games in the series. However, even with the Bank, Pokémon still can't be transferred back to older games.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' begins the trend of utilizing the cloud service-based Pokemon Bank, which is intended to allow for forward compatibility of Pokémon between games from the sixth generation onwards. A free Poketransporter app is provided to help you bring forward Pokémon from the fifth generation. And yes, this means you can [[ExaggeratedTrope transfer a Pokémon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Fire Red/Leaf Green to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver, from there to Black/White/Black 2/White 2, and finally to X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire]]. If you use all these transfer methods to bring a Pokémon from the original Hoenn games all the way to their remakes, you can get a special certificate for your Secret Base. The Transporter is also compatible with the 3DS Virtual Console releases of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red, Blue, Yellow]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, Silver, and Yellow]]'' Crystal]]'' versions, meaning Pokémon obtained in those games can be transferred to ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and later games in the series. However, even with the Bank, Pokémon still can't be transferred back to older games.
29th May '17 8:49:16 PM nombretomado
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** The ultimate example is {{Sierra}}'s ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory''. Every game in the series after the first allows importing earlier characters, meaning that if you played your cards right you could start each game significantly stronger than a brand-new character, and with a ton of cash to boot. In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', a player who's conducted the entire game virtuously and gone well out of his way and against common game mechanics (for instance, returning a reward) to do so will have his character receive a FlamingSword and the hidden "Paladin" class as the last scene of the ending; both are only usable in the sequels. Fittingly enough, the Paladin's hat is selfless good. Since it's {{permanently missable|Content}}, ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'' features a Paladin quest that only takes up half the game, while ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' lets one change an imported character due to a bug in reading the old save files.

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** The ultimate example is {{Sierra}}'s {{Creator/Sierra}}'s ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory''. Every game in the series after the first allows importing earlier characters, meaning that if you played your cards right you could start each game significantly stronger than a brand-new character, and with a ton of cash to boot. In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', a player who's conducted the entire game virtuously and gone well out of his way and against common game mechanics (for instance, returning a reward) to do so will have his character receive a FlamingSword and the hidden "Paladin" class as the last scene of the ending; both are only usable in the sequels. Fittingly enough, the Paladin's hat is selfless good. Since it's {{permanently missable|Content}}, ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'' features a Paladin quest that only takes up half the game, while ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' lets one change an imported character due to a bug in reading the old save files.
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