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16th Sep '17 11:20:09 AM nombretomado
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** Little known fact: If you played either game on a GameBoyAdvance, there is a door that would be open in the same building as the normal shop that would be just a closed door if you played it on a GameBoyColor. If you entered the door, you would be greeted by a man telling you that you are in something called an "Advance shop". One of the things for sale is a ring. If you get it appraised, the guy appraising it will tell you that it's a ring proving that you have a Game Boy Advance. Might as well call this a [[MindScrew Future Save Bonus.]]

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** Little known fact: If you played either game on a GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, there is a door that would be open in the same building as the normal shop that would be just a closed door if you played it on a GameBoyColor.UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor. If you entered the door, you would be greeted by a man telling you that you are in something called an "Advance shop". One of the things for sale is a ring. If you get it appraised, the guy appraising it will tell you that it's a ring proving that you have a Game Boy Advance. Might as well call this a [[MindScrew Future Save Bonus.]]



** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' 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.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' allows you to transfer Pokémon from your GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/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.



* A ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' save automatically unlocks four cheats on the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade version of ''Perfect Dark'' -- the same four cheats that could also be gained through a Transfer Pack and the GameBoyColor ''Perfect Dark'' game on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 version.

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* A ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' save automatically unlocks four cheats on the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade version of ''Perfect Dark'' -- the same four cheats that could also be gained through a Transfer Pack and the GameBoyColor UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor ''Perfect Dark'' game on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 version.



* Putting one of the GameBoyAdvance ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' games into the GBA slot when playing the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game ''Kimmunicator'' would unlock one of three bonus outfits for the title character, one for each title.

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* Putting one of the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' games into the GBA slot when playing the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game ''Kimmunicator'' would unlock one of three bonus outfits for the title character, one for each title.
7th Sep '17 8:03:04 PM crazyrabbits
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** Likewise, data from ''Ground Zeroes'' can be imported into ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. This includes any soldier or POW extracted by helicopter (who become units in Mother Base over the course of the first 12 missions). Additionally, depending on whether certain missions were completed ("Deja Vu" and "Intel Operative Rescue"), you can unlock Hideo as an S-Rank Intel specialist, as well as get the SV-Sneaking Suit and Solid Snake uniform from the game. Additionally, any savefile imported unlocks a gold-plated Bionic Arm once the Bionics Specialist is rescued in Mission 5.

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** Likewise, data from ''Ground Zeroes'' can be imported into ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. This includes any soldier or POW extracted by helicopter (who become units in Mother Base over the course of the first 12 missions). Additionally, depending on whether certain missions were completed ("Deja Vu" and "Intel Operative Rescue"), you can unlock Hideo as an S-Rank Intel specialist, specialist early, as well as get the SV-Sneaking Suit and Solid Snake uniform from the game. Additionally, any Any savefile imported also unlocks a gold-plated Bionic Arm once the Bionics Specialist is rescued in Mission 5.
1st Sep '17 1:07:05 PM Piterpicher
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* The Flash RPG series ''Arkandian Legends'' not only gives you bonuses for achievements from earlier installments but allows you to play "extra" races if you played as a particular race/faction in the previous game.
* 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 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.

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* The Flash RPG series ''Arkandian Legends'' ''VideoGame/ArkandianLegends'' not only gives you bonuses for achievements from earlier installments but allows you to play "extra" races if you played as a particular race/faction in the previous game.
* The Flash RPG series ''Videogame/{{Mardek}}'' ''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 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.
9th Aug '17 8:57:14 PM Nas160
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** The 2004 version of EA Sports releases (''NHL 2004, NASCAR Thunder 2004, Madden NFL 2004, NBA Live 2004, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004,'' etc.) had an interconnected profile feature for the player called EA Sports Bio, where you could view your achievements and playtime for several 2004 year EA Sports games on the same platform. Through gaining "levels" on your Bio through playing the games, you also earned rewards within the games.
28th Jul '17 9:40:59 AM rcmerod52
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*** ''Forza Horizon 3'' also rewards players who have, of all games, ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXV'', by adding the game's signature vehicle, the Regalia, to the list of available vehicles.
27th Jul '17 11:38:37 PM infernape612
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->-- Gadgetron vendor, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''

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->-- Gadgetron vendor, -->-- '''Gadgetron vendor''', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''
23rd Jul '17 12:06:00 AM Piterpicher
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* 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).

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* Various games in the ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' franchise would generate certain special monsters by reading other {{Tecmo}} Creator/{{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).
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.
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