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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.58
Electroman1992DOSEpic MegaGames, Inc.3.13
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.56
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.03
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
The Games: Summer Challenge1992DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.72
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
Ragnarok1992DOSOptyk3.63
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises...
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
World Circuit1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.91
Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.60
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Selected Covers

F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle III
The Legend of Kyrandia DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Kyrandia
Cyber Empires DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Cyber Empires

Selected Screenshots

title screen
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle III
Westwood Studios company logo
Screenshot from The Legend of Kyrandia
Title Screen
Screenshot from Cyber Empires
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