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
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.75
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.77
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software...
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
The Games: Winter Challenge1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.79
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.79
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSComputec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG3.79
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.79
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.79
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Space Rogue1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, Sharp X68000, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.81
Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.81
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 Works3.85
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, Windows MobileNew World Computing, 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
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe1993DOS, PC-98MicroProse 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
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
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Selected Covers

Gunship DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship
Burntime DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Burntime
KGB DOS Front Cover
Front cover for KGB
Medieval Warriors DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Medieval Warriors

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Gunship
The intro animation - before the bomb was dropped
Screenshot from Burntime
Main Title
Screenshot from KGB
The title screen displays in a higher resolution than the rest of the game.
Screenshot from Medieval Warriors
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