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.

Related Game Groups
Viewing Page 5 of 7 (items 101-125 of 171) Previous | Next
Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.80
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.82
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Starglider1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumFirebird Licensees Inc.3.83
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.83
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.84
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc....
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.89
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.90
World Circuit1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.91
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.91
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.93
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
Silent Service1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.94
Goto Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Selected Covers

F-14 Tomcat Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for F-14 Tomcat
Wings Macintosh Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Wings
Master of Orion DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Master of Orion

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from F-14 Tomcat
Start screen (GOG version)
Screenshot from Wings
Title screen
Screenshot from Master of Orion
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19921), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7744), Patrick Bregger (165962), POMAH (42225), Cavalary (8440), piltdown_man (130481), GTramp (54551), Karsa Orlong (120170), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3662), aqrit (1), Rwolf (13136), Victor Vance (7777), Jo ST (23453), NGC 5194 (17293), vileyn0id_8088 (18722), Pseudo_Intellectual (53417), Terok Nor (24117), Игги Друге (44998), JudgeDeadd (17558) and Jeanne (75341)