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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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Universe 31989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOmnitrend Software, Inc.4.50
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation4.00
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.63
TeleWar II1988AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Battles of Napoleon1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.96
Sex Vixens From Space1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSFree Spirit Software Inc.3.40
Heroes of the Lance1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.17
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc.3.87
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CDAccolade, Inc.3.74
Battle Chess19883DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, Windows 3.xData East USA, Inc.3.59
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.12
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.44
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Espionage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumGrandslam Entertainments Ltd....
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.49
TeleEpic1988AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
The President is Missing1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCelery Software3.62
Stellar Crusade1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc....
Space Station Oblivion1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.25
TeleWar1987AmigaSoftware Terminal2.80
B-241987Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.25
Panzer Strike!1987Apple II, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.33
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Selected Covers

The President is Missing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The President is Missing
Space Station Oblivion Amstrad CPC Front Cover
Front cover for Space Station Oblivion
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlehawks 1942
Stellar Crusade Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Stellar Crusade

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from D.R.A.G.O.N. Force
Introduction
Screenshot from Sex Vixens From Space
Game setup - opening a new account
Screenshot from The President is Missing
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic