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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo2.12
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises4.00
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions1.81
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.59
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.14
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.3.77
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.81
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
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Selected Covers

Golden Eagle DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Golden Eagle
Special Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Special Forces
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport
Dune DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dune

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen (VGA) (in English)
Screenshot from Golden Eagle
Title screen.
Screenshot from Special Forces
Publisher Logo
Screenshot from I Play: 3-D Soccer
Title screen.
Screenshot from RoboSport