I bet you know that games use batteries to keep your high scores. Did you know that alot of older games actually rely on a battery to keep them alive? Once the battery dies, it becomes crippled or even useless. This was usually a form of copy protection back in the day, but these companies are no longer around and/or do not offer support to revive them anymore. Fast forward years later to today. This also comes with an unwanted side effect that it can not only render the game useless when it dies, but if left in the board, they can actually leak and destroy the PCB beyond repair. So what do you do to keep your game working for many years to come?
Below are a few websites dedicated to keeping these games preserved, resurrected, and playable. They open in a new window so you don’t lose your place. Some have decrypted roms or other methods available to resurrect your game!