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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.

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.

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Premier Manager 31994Amiga, DOSGremlin Interactive Ltd.2.82
Premier Manager 21993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSGremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.78
Metal & Lace: The Battle of the Robo Babes1993DOSMegaTech Software2.00
Zool 21993Amiga, Amiga CD32, BlackBerry, DOS, JaguarAtari Corporation3.76
Disposable Hero1993Amiga, Amiga CD32Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.34
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Grand Prix Unlimited1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.40
Premier Manager1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisGremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.75
WaxWorks1992Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsAccolade, Inc.3.79
Legends of Valour1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.57
HardBall III1992DOS, Genesis, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.66
Zool1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESGameTek, Inc.2.81
Road & Car1991DOSAccolade, Inc.4.10
Out of This World19913DO, Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Jaguar, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZodiacInterplay Productions, Inc.3.66
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSAccolade, Inc.3.55
Shadow Sorcerer1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.2.91
Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure1991Amiga, DOSWalt Disney Computer Software, Inc.3.36
Cruise for a Corpse1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.62
Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.1991DOSAccolade, Inc.3.29
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe1991DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.56
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, MacintoshLucasfilm Games LLC4.01
Hare Raising Havoc1991Amiga, DOSWalt Disney Computer Software, Inc.2.83
Mike Ditka Ultimate Football1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.2.40
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Selected Covers

Premier Manager 2 Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Premier Manager 2
Legends of Valour DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Legends of Valour
Cruise for a Corpse DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Cruise for a Corpse

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Premier Manager 2
Logo shown when game is started
Screenshot from Legends of Valour
The title screen
Screenshot from Cruise for a Corpse