Hmmm, Capcom, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, save files, no deleting, yes? Brutal attempt to bring down the trade-in market by ruining all the fun of a score-attack game, no? Bad, bad Capcom, very bad. Hmmm, yes, bad.
Well that seems to be the predominant reaction to the impossibility of reseting high-score data on Resi's 3DS debut. And while Capcom has explained the decision in terms of an arcade game design philosophy and stated that such a situation is unlikely to happen again, many are still rather peeved.
Well if it matters that much to you, it's just come to our attention that there is apparently a way of deleting saves stored on the cartridge, albeit via a bit of third-party kit. According to a reader tip sent to Siliconera, the NDS Adaptor Plus is a little USB device which allows you to back up and manage your DS and 3DS saves via a PC. It also allows save deletion. Personally, I don't have a huge problem with perma-saves on a score-attack game like Mercenaries 3D, as if anything, having a boatload of high scores already on a second-hand cartridge just gives you extra impetus to thrash away all the hard work of the previous owner, allowing you to declare victory over his trifling efforts on his very own cartridge. Or perhaps I'm just vindictive. Either way though, if you want to get rid of save files, this thing might work.
And if you don't want for fork out for one, we've come up with another, simpler method that might work:
Though we don't recommend that you use it because it will very probably just bugger up your cartridge forever.
July 04, 2011