I’m a big fan of free games. I download lots of them to try out. Some of them have paid-for versions and I’ve bought some of those because I’ve so enjoyed the free versions. Two recent examples of this are Bubble Defense for android and Flood-it on iPod.
I’ve not yet found one paid-for ganme which loads high score data for the free versions. I had a fairly enviable score on flood-it but I had to start again once I installed the paid-for version.
It’s not a big deal but I do wish that game developers would consider this tweak for the benefit of those they entice to pay.