Category:Games Without Credits
This category includes all games in the database that do not have credits, or the game contains credits, but doesn't credit the audio staff. There are numerous reasons for why a game doesn't contain credits:
- In the early days of video games, it was uncommon to put credits in games.
- The game may have been rushed and the developers didn't have time to add the polish of credits.
- The company might not have wanted their staff being offered jobs by other developers.
- the developers may have wished to remain anonymous due to a poorly made game.
- There was not enough space left in the ROM for credits, etc.
- For games without audio credits, this is most likely due to the developer of the game outsourcing the game's audio to another company, as the game developer did not have in-house audio staff. It is also possible that one of the other programmers/designers did the audio.
- Game publishers such as Parker Brothers, Sega, and Bally Midway prohibited game credits.
If you are aware of a game that lacks credits and does not yet have a page, please add it to the List of Games Without Credits.
If a game does have audio credits, but there is currently no screenshot available, it belongs in the Missing Source category.
Even if a game doesn't have credits, there are many methods available for finding the composer.
- Try to contact the development company and ask the designers.
- Ask other composers or developers who worked for the same company.
- If the developers do not know, ask them if they know anybody who worked there before them.
- mobygames.com has a good credits database.
- gamefaqs.com also has a nice database of credits.
- The Canadian Intellectual Property Office keeps records on game designers.
- The Game Developer Research Institute also contains many game credits.
- Here are records of credits kept for almost every Intellivision game ever made, including unreleased/unfinished games.
- Use a hex editor on the ROM, some designers sneaked in their names.
- This page contains Japanese game credits across a wide variety of platforms.
- Sometimes, the developers decided to put the staff credits in the instruction manuals (取扱説明書) rather than the game itself. If the game was developed by a Japanese developer and released in other countries, the credits may be in the Japanese manual. NintendoAge has a lot of NES manual scans: 
- Digital Press also has a nice assortment of manuals: 
- If a certain version of the game has different country releases, try playing through those, suggestively the region they were developed in. For example, Power Blade (NES) does not contain credits, but its Japanese version does and it was developed by a Japanese company.
- Occasionally, the developers would sneak in their initials on the high score screen.
- If you are familiar with a composer who worked for the company's musical style, see if the game sounds anything like the said composer's work. Also check what year the game was made and the first known game that the composer in question did.
Pages in category "Games Without Credits"
The following 173 pages are in this category, out of 173 total.
- M*A*S*H* (A26)
- M.U.L.E. (NES)
- Mach Rider (NES)
- Mad Max (NES)
- Mappy (ARC)
- Marble Madness (NES)
- Mega Man III (GB)
- Mega Man IV (GB)
- Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB)
- Merlin's Walls (A26)
- Metro-Cross (ARC)
- Metro-Cross (C64)
- Metro-Cross (FC)
- Midnight Magic (A26)
- Monopoly (NES)
- Monty on the Run (C64)
- MotoRodeo (A26)
- MTV: Remote Control (NES)
- Saper (A8)
- Ski or Die (DOS)
- Smash T.V. (NES)
- Somari (NES)
- SonSon (FC)
- Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (DOS)
- Space Quest: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (DOS)
- Sprint Master (A26)
- Spy Hunter (A8)
- Spy Hunter (C64)
- Spy Hunter (NES)
- Spy Hunter (PCB)
- Spy Vs Spy (NES)
- Star Raiders II (A8)
- Super Mario Bros. (NES)
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
- Super Noah's Ark 3D (DOS)
- Super Noah's Ark 3D (SNES)
- Syobon Action (W32)