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27th Mar '17 7:44:21 AM Gosicrystal
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** ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune'', along with providing bonuses such as [[CosmeticAward new tachometers]] for [[FlawlessVictory completing the previous game's Story Mode without a single loss]]. ''Maximum Tune 4'' uses an online network with the player's card being used solely as an authenticator, but allowed transfers from ''Maximum Tune 3[[CapcomSequelStagnation DX+]]'' [[LostForever until October 2013]].

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** ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune'', along with providing bonuses such as [[CosmeticAward new tachometers]] for [[FlawlessVictory completing the previous game's Story Mode without a single loss]]. ''Maximum Tune 4'' uses an online network with the player's card being used solely as an authenticator, but allowed transfers from ''Maximum Tune 3[[CapcomSequelStagnation DX+]]'' [[LostForever [[TemporaryOnlineContent until October 2013]].



** 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 could very easily be LostForever, ''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 ''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 could very easily be LostForever, 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.
25th Mar '17 1:24:52 PM nombretomado
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* If you visit a certain store in Scuttle Town in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Risky's Revenge'' and you have a ''Mighty Flip Champs!'' and/or ''Mighty Milky Way'' save on your {{Nintendo DS}}i or [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]][[note]](all three games are developed by Creator/WayForwardTechnologies)[[/note]], you'll earn some gems. Completing the games in question results in additional gems on top of those earned by merely owning the games.

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* If you visit a certain store in Scuttle Town in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Risky's Revenge'' and you have a ''Mighty Flip Champs!'' and/or ''Mighty Milky Way'' save on your {{Nintendo DS}}i UsefulNotes/NintendoDSi or [[Nintendo3DS [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]][[note]](all three games are developed by Creator/WayForwardTechnologies)[[/note]], you'll earn some gems. Completing the games in question results in additional gems on top of those earned by merely owning the games.
25th Mar '17 1:24:11 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' allow you to transfer Pokémon from your GameBoyAdvance games to the 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 you to transfer Pokémon from your GameBoyAdvance games to the NintendoDS 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.



* Putting a Sega game in the GBA slot while playing ''VideoGame/FeelTheMagic XY/XX'' on NintendoDS unlocked special hats for the girl. The same items can be unlocked without the GBA games, but it takes a lot longer.
* Placing a ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Twisted!'' cartridge in the GBA slot of your NintendoDS while playing ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Touched!'' will unlock the Mona Pizza music video. North American gamers probably didn't know about this EasterEgg at first, because ''Touched!'' was released before ''Twisted!'' in the States (in Japan, the reverse is true).

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* Putting a Sega game in the GBA slot while playing ''VideoGame/FeelTheMagic XY/XX'' on NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS unlocked special hats for the girl. The same items can be unlocked without the GBA games, but it takes a lot longer.
* Placing a ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Twisted!'' cartridge in the GBA slot of your NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS while playing ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Touched!'' will unlock the Mona Pizza music video. North American gamers probably didn't know about this EasterEgg at first, because ''Touched!'' was released before ''Twisted!'' in the States (in Japan, the reverse is true).



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



* Having ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' 1 or 2 in the NintendoDS and starting ''Advance Wars: Dual Strike'' would unlock certain items to be purchased in-game.

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* Having ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' 1 or 2 in the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and starting ''Advance Wars: Dual Strike'' would unlock certain items to be purchased in-game.
24th Mar '17 7:20:34 PM nombretomado
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Related is the specific bonuses achieved from linking a handheld with a specific game to a console with another. This began with the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} title ''Pokémon Stadium'', which has a special adapter for importing UsefulNotes/GameBoy save data. The UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance system has a link cable for connecting to the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS uses its Slot-2 to connect to GBA games and can connect wirelessly to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable uses a USB cable to connect to the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. However, this can quickly enter OneGameForThePriceOfTwo territory.

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Related is the specific bonuses achieved from linking a handheld with a specific game to a console with another. This began with the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 title ''Pokémon Stadium'', which has a special adapter for importing UsefulNotes/GameBoy save data. The UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance system has a link cable for connecting to the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS uses its Slot-2 to connect to GBA games and can connect wirelessly to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable uses a USB cable to connect to the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. However, this can quickly enter OneGameForThePriceOfTwo territory.



* 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 {{Nintendo 64}} 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 ''Perfect Dark'' game on the {{Nintendo 64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 version.



* "Stop 'n' Swop" in ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie'' was meant to be a rare cartridge-based form of this, whereby you could swap the two games over during play, taking items from one game to another to unlock secret bonuses. Changes to the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} prevented the idea from being fully realized until the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remakes, where Stop 'n' Swop also unlocks additional content in ''Nuts & Bolts''. Doing Stop 'n' Swop between the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade versions of ''Banjo-Kazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie'' will give you three new bonuses in ''Tooie'' on top of the original four: a Gamer Pic, a Banjo-Kazooie Theme, and Stop 'n' Swop ''II'', which apparently involves three new eggs.

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* "Stop 'n' Swop" in ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie'' was meant to be a rare cartridge-based form of this, whereby you could swap the two games over during play, taking items from one game to another to unlock secret bonuses. Changes to the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 prevented the idea from being fully realized until the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade remakes, where Stop 'n' Swop also unlocks additional content in ''Nuts & Bolts''. Doing Stop 'n' Swop between the UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade versions of ''Banjo-Kazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie'' will give you three new bonuses in ''Tooie'' on top of the original four: a Gamer Pic, a Banjo-Kazooie Theme, and Stop 'n' Swop ''II'', which apparently involves three new eggs.
18th Mar '17 5:36:07 PM Doug86
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* Interestingly enough, [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40k Warhammer 40k]] . All of the old Rouge Trader models are still technically legal to use in play. This can be useful in building larger armies by simply using the older models. The interesting part comes when said models have different sizes then the newer models. The Land Raider, Rhino, and Tau Broadside were quite smaller then their current sizes. Another unit is the Space Marine Terminators, as the models used to be on smaller bases. This is due to a GW ruling stating that models use the base they where supplied with.

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* Interestingly enough, [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40k Warhammer 40k]] .''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. All of the old Rouge Trader models are still technically legal to use in play. This can be useful in building larger armies by simply using the older models. The interesting part comes when said models have different sizes then the newer models. The Land Raider, Rhino, and Tau Broadside were quite smaller then their current sizes. Another unit is the Space Marine Terminators, as the models used to be on smaller bases. This is due to a GW ruling stating that models use the base they where supplied with.
16th Mar '17 4:33:32 PM Amahn
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* A quasi example. When the original release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' was a colossal failure, Square Enix did not instantly close its servers. They instead allowed players to continue playing for free while they improved the game working towards its rerelease. When it was relaunched as ''2.0: A Realm Reborn'' all accounts from ''1.0'' were transferred to the new servers. This let players come into the newly released game with fully level and geared characters (and also saved them from having to repurchase a new game), in much the way some games allow final phase beta players to keep their progress.
15th Mar '17 6:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* Several of {{Creator/Konami}}'s games for the {{MSX}}, when played with another Konami game in the second cartridge slot, could gain various bonuses. To list a few examples ([[http://bifi.msxnet.org/msxnet/konami/combinations.html see here]] for a full list):

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* Several of {{Creator/Konami}}'s games for the {{MSX}}, {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}, when played with another Konami game in the second cartridge slot, could gain various bonuses. To list a few examples ([[http://bifi.msxnet.org/msxnet/konami/combinations.html see here]] for a full list):
13th Mar '17 11:18:43 PM decimic
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** In ''Sonic Gems Collection'', you can unlock ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' by having a ''Sonic Heroes'' or ''Sonic Mega Collection'' on the GameCube version, or ''Sonic Heroes'' or ''Sonic Mega Collection Plus '' on the PlayStation 2 version.
8th Mar '17 10:29:32 AM skidoo23
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*** Having a prior-gen-console save also unlocks several side-missions and bonus items in the storyline, such as GottaCatchThemAll missions involving taking photos of well-hidden murals.
*** However, only ''online'' game progress is transferred, meaning if you only played the storyline of the 7th gen version of GTAV, you don't get access to most of the bonus features, and game progress in the storyline isn't transferred over, regardless. (Despite this players can still engage in some of the additional content, such as the monkey mural collecting, and receive some awards for doing so, just not all.)
27th Feb '17 5:06:54 PM WillyFourEyes
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** If you load up ''EA Sports UFC 2'' with an ''EA Sports UFC'' save on your profile, then you get to play as Bruce Lee (normally a DLC character) for free.

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** If you load up ''EA Sports UFC 2'' with an ''EA Sports UFC'' save on your profile, then you get to play as Bruce Lee Creator/BruceLee (normally a DLC character) for free.
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