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
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...
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle4.25
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo3.00
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.89
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
Stormovik: SU-25 Soviet Attack Fighter1990DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.25
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.95
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.24
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Selected Covers

The Curse of RA DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Curse of RA
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport
Lords of Doom Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Lords of Doom

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from The Curse of RA
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic II
Title screen.
Screenshot from RoboSport
Title screen
Screenshot from Lords of Doom