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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
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
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.60
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises...
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.4.02
Demoniak1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd....
The Games: Winter Challenge1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.80
Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.81
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.78
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo...
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle...
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
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Selected Covers

Pools of Darkness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pools of Darkness
Eye of the Beholder SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Eye of the Beholder
California Games II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for California Games II

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Pools of Darkness
Title Screen
Screenshot from Eye of the Beholder
Title screen
Screenshot from California Games II
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