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
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation1989Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.48
Gold of the Realm1988Amiga, Atari STMagnetic Images...
Sex Vixens From Space1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSFree Spirit Software Inc.3.40
Battles of Napoleon1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.96
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.66
Stellar Crusade1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc....
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.72
Heroes of the Lance1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumFCI2.79
The President is Missing1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCelery Software...
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc....
TeleWar II1988AmigaSoftware Terminal...
TeleEpic1988AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Battle Chess1988Acorn 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.3.61
Espionage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumGrandslam Entertainments Ltd.1.09
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.53
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CDAccolade, Inc.3.67
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
TeleWar1987AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Space Station Oblivion1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.25
Panzer Strike!1987Apple II, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc....
B-241987Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Gold of the Realm Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Gold of the Realm
F-14 Tomcat Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for F-14 Tomcat
Manhunter: New York Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Manhunter: New York
The President is Missing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The President is Missing

Selected Screenshots

Introduction
Screenshot from Sex Vixens From Space
Title screen
Screenshot from Gold of the Realm
Title screen
Screenshot from F-14 Tomcat
Title Screen
Screenshot from Manhunter: New York
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19947), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156349), POMAH (38419), Cavalary (7167), piltdown_man (112423), Karsa Orlong (95721), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10477), Victor Vance (6522), Jo ST (23484), NGC 5194 (17272), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15592), Pseudo_Intellectual (45725), Terok Nor (22584), Игги Друге (44994), JudgeDeadd (15478) and Jeanne (75401)