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
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.93
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Demoniak1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd....
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.4.01
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.24
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Stormovik: SU-25 Soviet Attack Fighter1990DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.25
The Official Everton F.C. Intelligensia1990Amiga, Atari STAmfas Computer Software Ltd...
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.59
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Selected Covers

Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky
Pools of Darkness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pools of Darkness
Metal Mutant DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Metal Mutant
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky
A scene from the introduction. This is the bad guy licking out the last few drops from someone's skull
Screenshot from Demoniak
Title
Screenshot from Pools of Darkness
Title Screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Metal Mutant
Title screen.
Screenshot from RoboSport
Game group created by Indra is stressed (20020), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7752), Patrick Bregger (151104), POMAH (37013), Cavalary (7035), piltdown_man (105251), Karsa Orlong (84906), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (9981), Jo ST (22739), NGC 5194 (17275), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15572), Pseudo_Intellectual (45476), Terok Nor (21822), Игги Друге (45005), JudgeDeadd (14925) and Jeanne (75483)