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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
Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.98
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.46
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, ZX SpectrumKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.23
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanFare3.33
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.91
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.54
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation4.00
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Universe 31989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOmnitrend Software, Inc.4.50
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
Gold of the Realm1988Amiga, Atari STMagnetic Images...
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
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
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.49
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.12
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc.3.87
The President is Missing1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCelery Software3.62
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Selected Covers

F-15 Strike Eagle II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle II
Archipelagos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Archipelagos
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlehawks 1942
Strike Aces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Strike Aces

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle II
Title Screen
Screenshot from Archipelagos
Title Shot... awesome!
Screenshot from Battlehawks 1942
Title screen
Screenshot from Strike Aces