Games with manual lookup copy protection

Group Description

Games that use copy protection by identifying a specified letter, word, or symbol in the manual or equivalent, based on in-game copy protection instructions.

For purposes of this game group and to avoid confusion, manual is defined as:

"A set of instructions, guidelines, or similar equivalent included with the game. Copy protection sources in this regard must be included in the manual and not be provided separately".

A manual may come in the form of a 100 page manual book or a simple one page guide. Traditionally, manuals with manual lookup copy protection came in a hard copy format. Later adaptations may introduce a softcopy version of the manual with similar copy protection requirements.

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.


Manual lookup copy protection from Keef the Thief.

Limitations
  • This game group is specifically for copy protection via a manual. Copy protection material that do not require the manual and come separate in origin (e.g. calendars, maps, etc.) should be excluded from this game group, unless of course such material is a part of mentioned manual;

  • If copy protection material is part of manual, but later must be manually removed by the player (e.g. cut-out) and thus becomes separate from the manual, should be excluded from this game group.
Note
Games that were later released as freeware and may have their copy-protection features disabled may also qualify for this game group.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.74
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.62
Ragnarok1992DOSOptyk3.49
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software...
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.74
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.79
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.75
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.04
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.96
Spear of Destiny1992DOSFormGen, Inc.3.75
The Games: Summer Challenge1992DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.72
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.65
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
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Selected Covers

The Summoning DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Summoning
Battles of Destiny DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battles of Destiny
Lure of the Temptress Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Lure of the Temptress

Selected Screenshots

main title
Screenshot from The Summoning
Title screen
Screenshot from Battles of Destiny
Title Screen
Screenshot from Lure of the Temptress
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