The simplest way to search for a game is to use the search box at the top of every page. A list of games is always returned but the search has been performed on the following four game elements:
- The search engine pattern matches, so it is not necessary to include the full name of a game. Searching on 'Turr' will list all games with these letters in the name e.g.Turrican, Turrican 2, Turrican 2 CDTV, Turrican 3.
- The star character (*) can be used as a wildcard and represents any number of characters (including zero).
- The search is case insensitive.
- If a search returns no result, try searching again for part of the name. Where the game name is made up of several words try with and without spaces.
- Definite and indefintite articles ('the', 'a' etc.) are listed at the end of a name e.g. search for 'Grail, The' instead of 'The Grail'
- Search text = Sam*ai -> any games which include the letters 'sam' and 'ai', with anything in between e.g. First Samurai, Second Samurai
- Search text = ring -> any games which include the letters 'ring' e.g. Lord Of The Rings, Death Bringer, Ringside Boxing
- Search text = [BLANK] -> all entries listed