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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TeleEpic1988AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Heroes of the Lance1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumFCI2.78
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.72
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation1989Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, ZX SpectrumKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.37
Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.03
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.84
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.95
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.2.62
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation...
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.32
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.81
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
Universe 31989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOmnitrend Software, Inc....
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.14
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanfare3.37
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake1990J2ME, MSX, WiiKonami Industry Co. Ltd.3.91
First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
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Selected Covers

Strike Aces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Strike Aces
Heroes of the Lance Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Heroes of the Lance
Stellar Crusade Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Stellar Crusade
Archipelagos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Archipelagos
F-15 Strike Eagle II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Strike Aces
Title screen (EGA)
Screenshot from Heroes of the Lance
Title screen (EGA)
Screenshot from Stellar Crusade
Title Screen
Screenshot from Archipelagos
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic
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