Apparently Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save data CAN be erased. If you think it's really worth it...

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 ofan arcade game design philosophyandstated 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 toSiliconera, 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 histrifling 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, simplermethod 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

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.