Games with code-wheel copy protection

Group Description

Games that use copy protection in the form of a paper or equivalent code-wheel. Code-wheels usually consist of two wheels included with the game. These wheels usually have holes which, when used together by the player, will overlap and identify a specific letter, word, or symbol based on in-game copy protection instructions.

Entering the correct letter/word/symbol will allow the player to continue the game, while failing to do so will prompt the game to exit or any equivalent inhibiting the player to continue the game.


Code-wheel copy protection from Heat Wave: Offshore Superboat Racing (1990).

Notes
Some forms of code wheels do not come in a circular form and may come in a variety of shapes (rectangular, triangular, etc.). As long as two equivalent objects are used in a similar fashion to reveal the correct answer indicated by the in-game copy protection instructions, the shape of the wheel is irrelevant.

Related Game Groups
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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Altered Destiny1990Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.41
A Mind Forever Voyaging1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.82
Amnesia1986Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterElectronic Arts, Inc.3.69
Ankh: Heart of Osiris2006Linux, Macintosh, Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.99
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.65
Blue Angels: Formation Flight Simulation1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.84
Cruise for a Corpse1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.76
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Cybercon III1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSU.S. Gold Ltd....
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.77
Das Stundenglas1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSoftware 20002.44
Demon Stalkers1987Commodore 64, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.86
Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure1991Amiga, DOSWalt Disney Computer Software, Inc.3.36
Disposable Hero1993Amiga, Amiga CD32Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.42
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes2011Macintosh, Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.70
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.53
F/A-18 Interceptor1988AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Falcon1987Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, MacintoshSpectrum Holobyte, Inc.4.08
The Fool's Errand1987Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMiles Computing, Inc.3.69
The Gold of the Aztecs1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSU.S. Gold Ltd.3.40
Grand Prix Unlimited1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.56
HardBall II1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshAccolade, Inc.3.38
HardBall III1992DOS, Genesis, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.58
Hare Raising Havoc1991Amiga, DOSWalt Disney Computer Software, Inc.2.83
Heat Wave: Offshore Superboat Racing1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.85
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Selected Covers

A Mind Forever Voyaging Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for A Mind Forever Voyaging
HardBall II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for HardBall II
Das Stundenglas DOS Front Cover Dark vertical bar is stamped gold foil.
Front cover for Das Stundenglas
Cruise for a Corpse DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Cruise for a Corpse
Curse of the Azure Bonds DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Curse of the Azure Bonds

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from A Mind Forever Voyaging
Copy protection screen
Screenshot from HardBall II
The prologue.
Screenshot from Das Stundenglas
The title screen
Screenshot from Cruise for a Corpse
Title screen #1
Screenshot from Curse of the Azure Bonds
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19946), additional games added to group by Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156299), piltdown_man (112101), Lain Crowley (5425), Karsa Orlong (95408), Alaka (38304), Pseudo_Intellectual (45679), Terok Nor (22576), Scaryfun (13571), BdR (4386), Great Hierophant (304), PolloDiablo (16600) and Egon Friedell (297)