Game Groups > Games with code-wheel copy protection

Games that use copy protection in the form of a paper or equivalent code-wheel. Code-wheels usually consist of two wheels included with the game. These wheels usually have holes which, when used together by the player, will overlap and identify a specific letter, word, or symbol based on in-game copy protection instructions.

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.

Code-wheel copy protection from Heat Wave: Offshore Superboat Racing (1990).

Notes

Some forms of code wheels do not come in a circular form and may come in a variety of shapes (rectangular, triangular, etc.). As long as two equivalent objects are used in a similar fashion to reveal the correct answer indicated by the in-game copy protection instructions, the shape of the wheel is irrelevant.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail A Mind Forever Voyaging 1985 DOS, Amiga (+4 more) Adventure
7.8
box cover thumbnail Altered Destiny 1990 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure
6.8
box cover thumbnail Amnesia 1986 PC Booter, Commodore 64 (+1 more) Adventure
7.3
box cover thumbnail Ankh: Heart of Osiris 2006 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Adventure
7.6
box cover thumbnail Blue Angels: Formation Flight Simulation 1989 Amiga, DOS (+2 more) Simulation
6.5
box cover thumbnail Captain Goodnight and the Islands of Fear 1985 Apple II Action
n/a
Citadel: Adventure of the Crystal Keep 1989 Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Cruise for a Corpse 1991 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure
7.7
box cover thumbnail Curse of the Azure Bonds 1989 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Cybercon III 1991 Amiga, DOS (+1 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Das Stundenglas 1990 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure
6.3
box cover thumbnail Demon Stalkers 1987 Commodore 64, DOS Action
7.0
box cover thumbnail Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf 1992 DOS, Game Boy (+8 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure 1991 DOS, Amiga Action, Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Disposable Hero 1993 Amiga, Amiga CD32 (+1 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes 2011 Windows, Linux (+7 more) Adventure
8.0
box cover thumbnail Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus 1991 DOS, Linux (+5 more) Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Evocation 2: Il Sogno 1995 Windows 3.x, Macintosh Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail F/A-18 Interceptor 1988 Amiga Simulation
8.0
box cover thumbnail Falcon 1987 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Simulation
8.2
box cover thumbnail Gauntlet III: The Final Quest 1991 Amiga, Atari ST (+3 more) Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Grand Prix Unlimited 1992 DOS Simulation, Racing / Driving
6.3
box cover thumbnail HardBall II 1989 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail HardBall III 1992 DOS, SNES (+1 more) Sports
7.2
box cover thumbnail Hare Raising Havoc 1991 DOS, Amiga Adventure
6.5
box cover thumbnail Heat Wave: Offshore Superboat Racing 1990 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Racing / Driving
6.5
box cover thumbnail HeroQuest II: Legacy of Sorasil 1994 Amiga, Amiga CD32 Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Hillsfar 1989 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Action
6.3
box cover thumbnail Hoverforce 1990 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: The Action Game 1992 DOS, Amiga (+4 more) Action
6.5
box cover thumbnail Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition 1992 DOS Sports
6.6
box cover thumbnail John Madden Football 1989 DOS, Commodore 64 (+1 more) Sports
6.6
box cover thumbnail Jordan vs Bird: One on One 1988 DOS, Game Boy (+3 more) Sports
6.2
box cover thumbnail Legacy of the Ancients 1987 Commodore 64, DOS (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Legends of Valour 1992 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. 1991 DOS, Linux (+2 more) Adventure
6.8
box cover thumbnail Les Manley in: Search for the King 1990 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Adventure
6.7
box cover thumbnail Life & Death 1988 DOS, Amiga (+6 more) Simulation
7.5
box cover thumbnail Mars Saga 1988 Commodore 64, DOS (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Metal & Lace: The Battle of the Robo Babes 1993 DOS Action
6.0
box cover thumbnail Mike Ditka Ultimate Football 1991 DOS, Genesis (+1 more) Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Adventure
8.3
box cover thumbnail Neuromancer 1988 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Adventure
7.5
box cover thumbnail Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing 1992 DOS, Game Boy (+8 more) Simulation, Racing / Driving
6.9
box cover thumbnail Night Shift 1990 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Operation Harrier 1990 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action
6.7
box cover thumbnail Out of This World 1991 DOS, Windows (+11 more) Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Pipe Dream 1989 DOS, Windows 3.x (+19 more) Action, Puzzle
7.6
box cover thumbnail Pool of Radiance 1988 DOS, Amiga (+7 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Premier Manager 1992 DOS, Genesis (+4 more) Sports
7.6

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