User Review: Wolfenstein 3D by id Software (1992)

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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Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.67
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Phobos '991994DOSZiP Soft3.70
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.71
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.73
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.74
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.75
Star Fleet I: The War Begins!1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInterstel Corporation3.76
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.81
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, Windows MobileNew World Computing, Inc.3.84
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.85
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.86
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc.3.87
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.87
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Selected Covers

Stronghold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Stronghold
Global Conquest DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Global Conquest
Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000

Selected Screenshots

Closeup of Stronghold
Screenshot from Stronghold
Title Screen
Screenshot from Global Conquest
MicroProse company logo (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000