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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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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMindscape, Inc.3.58
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
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Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanfare3.37
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.32
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Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.2.62
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation1989Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.03
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.03
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.95
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.83
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Stormovik: SU-25 Soviet Attack Fighter1990DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.25
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Selected Covers

War of the Lance DOS Front Cover
Front cover for War of the Lance
Archipelagos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Archipelagos

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from War of the Lance
Title Screen
Screenshot from Archipelagos
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