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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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Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.62
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
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.93
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Operation Com●Bat1990Amiga, DOSMerit Software2.83
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.22
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.23
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.88
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
Budokan: The Martial Spirit1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.54
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanFare3.33
Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.98
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.91
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Selected Covers

Sword of Aragon Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Sword of Aragon
Oriental Games Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Oriental Games
Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Sword of Aragon
Title screen
Screenshot from Oriental Games
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic II
Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky