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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F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.48
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.93
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo...
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.4.01
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Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software...
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.90
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.06
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.99
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 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.3.57
Electroman1992DOSEpic MegaGames, Inc.3.13
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Selected Covers

Metal Mutant DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Metal Mutant
Electroman DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Electroman
The Legend of Kyrandia DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Kyrandia

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Metal Mutant
Title screen (Electro Body release)
Screenshot from Electroman
Westwood Studios company logo
Screenshot from The Legend of Kyrandia
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19960), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7741), Patrick Bregger (152817), POMAH (37196), Cavalary (7063), piltdown_man (105743), Karsa Orlong (88695), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10355), Jo ST (22747), NGC 5194 (17268), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15572), Pseudo_Intellectual (45531), Terok Nor (21972), Игги Друге (44997), JudgeDeadd (14982) and Jeanne (75433)