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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.22
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.23
B-241987Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.25
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.63
Imperium Galactica1994DOSMirage Software3.31
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanFare3.33
Panzer Strike!1987Apple II, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.33
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.54
The Even More! Incredible Machine1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.40
Sex Vixens From Space1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSFree Spirit Software Inc.3.40
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.41
Elite1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Tatung Einstein, ZX SpectrumFirebird Licensees Inc.3.42
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.44
Polanie1996DOSHurtownia Oprogramowania USER3.46
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.49
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.50
Zero 51994Atari ST, JaguarTelegames, Inc.3.50
Fantasy Empires1993DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.50
Liga Polska Manager '951995Amiga, DOSCGS3.50
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.55
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
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Selected Covers

Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky
Special Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Special Forces
Fantasy Empires DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Fantasy Empires

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky
Title screen.
Screenshot from Special Forces
Loading screen
Screenshot from Imperium Galactica