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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
TeleWar II1988AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Espionage1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumGrandslam Entertainments Ltd....
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.63
Stellar Crusade1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc....
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Universe 31989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOmnitrend Software, Inc.4.50
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation4.00
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.54
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.91
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.98
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanFare3.33
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.23
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.88
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.93
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
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Selected Covers

Universe 3 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Universe 3
Archipelagos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Archipelagos
Lords of Doom Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Lords of Doom
Stellar Crusade Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Stellar Crusade

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic II
Title screen
Screenshot from Universe 3
Title Screen
Screenshot from Archipelagos
Title screen
Screenshot from Lords of Doom