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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software...
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
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
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.4.02
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.88
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.00
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle...
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.2.62
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.96
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.53
Imperium Galactica1994DOSMirage Software...
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd....
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, ZX SpectrumKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.38
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Demoniak1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd....
Baoxiao Duobiqiu1994DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000
F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle III
Oriental Games Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Oriental Games
Global Conquest DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Global Conquest
X-COM: UFO Defense DOS Front Cover
Front cover for X-COM: UFO Defense

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000
title screen
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle III
Title screen
Screenshot from Oriental Games
Title Screen
Screenshot from Global Conquest
Opening Titles
Screenshot from X-COM: UFO Defense
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19946), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156298), POMAH (38309), Cavalary (7165), piltdown_man (112101), Karsa Orlong (95408), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10453), Victor Vance (6506), Jo ST (23484), NGC 5194 (17272), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15567), Pseudo_Intellectual (45679), Terok Nor (22576), Игги Друге (44994), JudgeDeadd (15477) and Jeanne (75402)