If you've purchased a used copy of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and been thwarted by Capcom's bizarre save-locking procedures, hope is not lost. In fact, we've got two great methods to remove the save data -- if it really bothers you that much.

1. Toss the game into a campfire.

Pros: The save data is gone. Like, way, way gone.
Cons: Liquified cartridges are notoriously hard to insert back into systems.

2. Purchase the NDS Adaptor Plus, a doodad that can be used to back up save data to PC, and to eradicate save games.

Pros: The game can still be played.
Cons: Campfires are free, and the NDS Adapter Plus will cost you some money.

We'll let you ruminate on this one for a bit.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.