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 orderUser Score
Liga Polska Manager '951995Amiga, DOSCGS3.50
Zero 51994Atari ST, JaguarTelegames, Inc.3.50
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
IndyCar Racing1993DOSPapyrus Publishing, Inc.3.56
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.57
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Elite1984Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Tatung Einstein, ZX SpectrumFirebird Licensees Inc.3.59
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.59
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.59
Star Fleet I: The War Begins!1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInterstel Corporation3.59
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.60
Pol-Gol!1996DOSAdersoft3.60
Battle Chess1988Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, Windows 3.xData East USA, Inc.3.61
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
The President is Missing1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCelery Software3.62
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Blizzard Entertainment Inc.3.66
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
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation1989Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

IndyCar Racing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for IndyCar Racing
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlehawks 1942
Champions of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Champions of Krynn
Pol-Gol! DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pol-Gol!

Selected Screenshots

main menu
Screenshot from IndyCar Racing
Title Shot... awesome!
Screenshot from Battlehawks 1942
Strategic Simulations, Inc. presents...
Screenshot from Champions of Krynn
Title screen
Screenshot from Pol-Gol!