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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.79
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.79
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
The Games: Winter Challenge1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, 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.3.80
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.3.83
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
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.86
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc....
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
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.89
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.91
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.91
World Circuit1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
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.3.93
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Selected Covers

The Legend of Kyrandia DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Kyrandia
Starglider DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Starglider
Cyber Empires DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Cyber Empires
F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle III
Wings Macintosh Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Wings

Selected Screenshots

Westwood Studios company logo
Screenshot from The Legend of Kyrandia
title screen
Screenshot from Starglider
Title Screen
Screenshot from Cyber Empires
Title screen
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle III
Start screen (GOG version)
Screenshot from Wings
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