Namco Bandai Confirms Save Issue with Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions

It seems there is an issue with 3DS games with and save files. As with the recent Resident Evil game for the 3DS, Namco Bandai’s Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions only allows for one save file on the cartridge…forever. Want to sell the game? The save file is locked forever. Want to buy the game used? It’s going to have the save file and high scores of the previous owner…forever. It’s pretty unfortunate, and Namco Bandai needs to speak up on this problem.

So they have! In conversation with Shacknews, Namco explains how the save schemata impacts the multitude of games that are in the whole game. Apparently if the game was placed in another 3DS, it can cause some problems with the leaderboards. A Namco rep told them “There is no way to erase the save from within the game itself without misusing the hardware, causing corruption. It takes a very long time to get high scores on all the games to fill up the rankings as each game is a stand-alone title.” All in all, it’s still a weird situation, but at least it makes better sense.

See the reasoning below:

    Pac-Man TILT

  • +High score from EX level 1 – needs 10 medals to open EX1
  • Level progression 1-25 +5 EX unlockable levels Each level needs to be unlocked by playing the previous level. EX levels are unlocked after earning medals in level progression.
  • Level high scores, medals awarded (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
    Galaga 3D Impact

  • +High Score
  • Top 5 High scores
  • Option settings
    Pac-Man

  • +High score
  • Access to the highest level achieved
  • Top 5 High scores on the attract mode screen (no 3 letter name like the original game)
  • 16 badge progression (achievements unlocked under certain conditions)
  • Option settings
    Pac-Man Championship Edition

  • +High score
  • High score per each level with an accompanying graph of the game’s stats.
  • 16 badge progression (achievements unlocked under certain conditions)
    Galaga

  • +High score
  • Access to the highest level achieved
  • Top 5 High scores on the attract mode screen (no 3 letter name like the original game)
  • 16 badge progression (achievements unlocked under certain conditions)
  • Option settings
    Galaga Legions

  • +High score
  • Top 5 High scores Adventure mode
  • High score for each level
  • 16 badge progression (achievements unlocked under certain conditions)
  • Option settings
    Score Ranking

  • Keeps one of each of the + scores mentioned above to submit to online Ranking boards.
  • Keeps a gamer name which the player can input via onscreen keyboard.

Source Shacknews

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