User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.22
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.91
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.62
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo2.12
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.73
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.67
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.94
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
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Selected Covers

Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky
Medieval Warriors DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Medieval Warriors

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky
The title screen displays in a higher resolution than the rest of the game.
Screenshot from Medieval Warriors