Sega CD Memory Reference List

Does my game use password or RAM backup? How many blocks? Find out here!

 

This page was created to assist Sega CD enthusiasts with saving game data to Internal RAM or to the CD Backup RAM cart. More specifically, it's a reference to show you the different saving formats possible with the combination of internal system RAM and the Backup RAM cart for every game on the system.

Sega did not require developers to adhere to any certain protocol as to how Sega CD games should save game data, or how the game should prompt the user and actually go about saving the data to memory. Instead, each developer chose the best saving method for themselves and this ultimately led to some confusion for gamers. Does your game save directly to internal RAM or use the Backup RAM cart...or both? Or can it even save at all? You'll also need to know which games can't load directly from the RAM cart since those game saves will have to be kept in Internal RAM while actively playing. Hopefully the chart below will answer some of your questions!

**TIP: Only the game saves for the "blue" highlighted games below can be left on the CD Backup RAM cart without worry of moving the files around. For the games highlighted in "yellow", their game saves must be present in the Sega CD's Internal RAM in order for you to continue your game and avoid making duplicate save files (if you have moved these saves to the Backup RAM cart for storage, make sure you move them back to the Internal RAM before you begin playing).**

 

Chart Key
= Game saves using CD Backup RAM Cart. Full support of direct saving/loading.
= Game saves using Internal RAM only. The game cannot recognize the CD Backup RAM Cart.
= Game saves using Password only.
= No game saving supported in any way.
* = This game can save repeatedly until you fill the available memory (Internal or RAM cart)
* = This game has built-in memory managing to let you access and modify other game saves

* = Total blocks that can be created with both the Internal RAM and one Backup RAM cart for this game (if you have more than one RAM cart, adjust accordingly)

(M) = This game supports the Mega Mouse peripheral for gameplay
(J) = This game supports the Konami Justifier light gun for gameplay
(G) = This game supports the American Laser Games GAMEGUN for gameplay

WIP (Work-In-Progress)

Game Name
Save Method
Internal RAM?
Catridge RAM?
Blocks Per Save
Total Possible Blocks*
Save File Names
3 Ninjas: Kick Back
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
A/X-101
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder (M)
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
125
500

EOB_DATA_02
EOB_DATA_03
EOB_DATA_04
EOB_DATA_05

Adventures of Batman & Robin, The
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Adventures Of Willy Beamish, The
Backup RAM
Yes
No
46
46
WILLYB__000
After Burner III
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
AH-3 ThunderStrike
Backup RAM
Yes
No
8
8
THUNDERH__0
THUNDERH__1
Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin, The
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Animals!, The
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Batman Returns
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Battle Frenzy (unofficial release)
Battlecorps
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
BC Racers
Bill Walsh College Football
Blackhole Assault
Backup RAM
Yes
No
28
28
BASSAULT_00
Bouncers
Bram Stoker's Dracula
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Brutal: Paws of Fury
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bug Blasters: The Exterminators (unofficial release)
Burning Fists: Force Striker (unofficial release)
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm
Backup RAM
Yes
No
3
3
CADILLACS__
Championship Soccer '94
Chuck Rock
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
Citizen X (unofficial release)
Cliffhanger
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cobra Command
Colors of Modern Rock
Backup RAM
Yes
No
3
3
MDRNRCK1INF
Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corpse Killer
Crime Patrol (M) (G)
Dark Wizard*
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
40
Unlimited*
DW__DATA_01
Demolition Man
Double Switch
Backup RAM
Yes
No
19
19
DBLSWTCHINF
Dracula Unleashed
Backup RAM
Yes
No
12
96
DRACULA_1__
Dragon's Lair
Dune*
Backup RAM
Yes
No
64
64
dune10s1.__
Dungeon Explorer
Backup RAM
Yes
No
4
DUN_EXPL_00
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep
Backup RAM
Yes
No
100
100
SKULKEEP__0
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ecco the Dolphin
Password
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
ECCO_2_CD__
ESPN Baseball Tonight
ESPN National Hockey Night
ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
ESPN Sunday Night NFL
Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
ETERNAL_CD_
Fahrenheit
Backup RAM
Yes
No
Fatal Fury Special
FIFA International Soccer
Final Fight CD
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Flink
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit
Backup RAM
Yes
No
23
FORMULA_ONE
Frog Feast (unofficial release)
Ground Zero: Texas
Backup RAM
Yes
No
8
8
GROUND_ZERO
Heart Of The Alien
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Heimdall
Hook
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Hot Hits/Rock Paintings CD+G Sampler
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Iron Helix
Jaguar XJ220
Backup RAM
Yes
No
13
33
JAGUARXJUSA
JAGUARXJ_GP
JAGUARXJ_WT
Jeopardy!
Joe Montana's NFL Football
Jurassic Park
Backup RAM
Yes
Keio Flying Squadron
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Kids on Site
Lawnmower Man, The
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lethal Enforcers (J)
Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters (J)
Links: The Challenge of Golf
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
LOADSTAR___
Lords of Thunder
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lunar: Eternal Blue
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
Lunar: The Silver Star
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
40
120
GA_LUNAR_01
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold (G)
Mad Dog McCree (G)
Make My Video: INXS
Backup RAM
Yes
No
88
88
Make My Video: Kriss Kross
Backup RAM
Yes
No
88
88
Make My Video: Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Backup RAM
Yes
No
88
88
MARKYM__INF
MARKYMMY001
Mansion Of Hidden Souls (M)
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
12
36
MANSION_001
MANSION_002
MANSION_003
Marko (unofficial release)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Masked Rider: Kamen Rider Zo, The
MegaRace
Mickey Mania
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Microcosm
Midnight Raiders
Mighty Mighty Missile (unofficial release)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
POWER_RANGR
Mortal Kombat
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
My Paint: The Animated Paint Program (M)
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
NBA Jam
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
NFL Football Trivia Challenge
NFL Greatest Teams
NHL '94
61
Night Trap
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Novastorm
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Panic!
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
4
32
PANIC_____1
Penn & Teller's Smoke And Mirrors (not released)
Backup RAM
Yes
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
13
26
POPFUL_MAIL
Power Factory, Featuring C&C Music Factory
Backup RAM
Yes
No
88
88

CCMCFY__INF
CCMCFYHM000

Powermonger
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Prince of Persia
Backup RAM
Yes
No
18
18
PRINCE_ARO_
Prize Fighter
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
CAB .PZF
Puggsy
Backup RAM
Yes
No
4
PUGGSYPASSW
Racing Aces
Backup RAM
Yes
Radical Rex
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
RDF Global Conflict
Revenge of the Ninja
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Revengers of Vengeance
Rise of the Dragon
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
30
180

SEGAUSRISE1
SEGAUSRISE2
SEGAUSRISE3

Road Avenger
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Road Rash
Backup RAM
Yes
No
3
15
ROADRASHCFG
ROADRASH_00
Robo Aleste
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Samurai Shodown
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Secret of Monkey Island, The
Password
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sega CDX Classics 5-in-1 CD
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sega Classics 4-in-1 CD
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sewer Shark
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Shadow of the Beast II
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
3
ICOMSher1MC
ICOMSher1MM
ICOMSher1TS
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
3
Sher2___TMM
Sher2___TTL
Shining Force CD
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
100
595
SFCD_DAT_01
Silpheed
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Slam City With Scottie Pippin
Backup RAM
Yes
Snatcher (J)
Backup RAM
Yes
Sol-Feace
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sonic CD*
Backup RAM
Yes
Yes
11
Unlimited*
SONICCD____
SONICCD__01
Soul Star
Space Ace
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
The Space Adventure: COBRA
Backup RAM
Yes
No
3
12
SP_COBRA_01
SP_COBRA_02
SP_COBRA_03
SP_COBRA_04
Star Strike (unofficial release)
Star Wars Chess
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
SWCHESSSETS
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Starblade
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Stellar-Fire
Supreme Warrior
Surgical Strike
Backup RAM
Yes
No
1
1
SURGICAL_ST
Terminator, The
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Third World War, The
Time Gal
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Tomcat Alley
Trivial Pursuit
Ultraverse Prime
Vay
Backup RAM
Yes
No
16
48
VAY_SAVE_01
Wheel of Fortune
Backup RAM
Yes
No
3
3
WHEELFTNGM1
Who Shot Johnny Rock? (G)
Wild Woody
Backup RAM
Yes
Wing Commander
Wirehead
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Wolfchild
None
No
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Wonder Dog
World Cup USA 94
WWF Rage in the Cage
Chart Key
= Game saves using CD Backup RAM Cart. Full support of direct saving/loading.
= Game saves using Internal RAM only. The game cannot recognize the CD Backup RAM Cart.
= Game saves using Password only.
= No game saving supported in any way.
* = This game can save repeatedly until you fill the available memory (Internal or RAM cart)
* = This game has built-in memory managing to let you access and modify other game saves

* = Total blocks that can be created with both the Internal RAM and one Backup RAM cart for this game (if you have more than one RAM cart, adjust accordingly)

(M) = This game supports the Mega Mouse peripheral for gameplay
(J) = This game supports the Konami Justifier light gun for gameplay
(G) = This game supports the American Laser Games GAMEGUN for gameplay

 

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