Game Groups > Games with manual lookup copy protection

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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 1000 Miglia 1991 Amiga, DOS (+1 more) Simulation, Sports, Racing / Driving
5.4
box cover thumbnail 688 Attack Sub 1989 DOS, Genesis (+2 more) Simulation
6.7
box cover thumbnail Air Duel: 80 Years of Dogfighting 1993 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Simulation
7.1
box cover thumbnail Alone in the Dark 1992 DOS, 3DO (+6 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Archipelagos 1989 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Puzzle
7.6
box cover thumbnail Arctic Baron 1993 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail Ardeny 1994 DOS Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Armaëth: The Lost Kingdom 1993 DOS Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf 1989 Genesis, DOS (+3 more) Sports
7.0
box cover thumbnail B-17 Flying Fortress 1992 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Simulation
7.1
box cover thumbnail B-24 1987 DOS, Commodore 64 (+1 more) Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition 1988 Windows 3.x, Amiga (+3 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Baoxiao Duobiqiu 1994 DOS Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Battle Chess 1988 DOS, Windows 3.x (+15 more) Strategy / tactics
7.0
box cover thumbnail Battlehawks 1942 1988 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action, Simulation
7.6
box cover thumbnail Battles of Destiny 1992 DOS, Linux (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
6.2
box cover thumbnail Battles of Napoleon 1988 Commodore 64, DOS (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail Battleship Bismarck: Operation Rhine - May 1941 1987 DOS, Apple II Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Black Gold 1991 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail Black Sect 1993 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure
6.6
box cover thumbnail Brain Artifice 1991 DOS, Amiga Puzzle
6.5
box cover thumbnail Budokan: The Martial Spirit 1989 DOS, Genesis (+6 more) Simulation, Sports
6.7
box cover thumbnail Burntime 1993 DOS, Amiga Strategy, Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail California Games II 1990 DOS, SNES (+5 more) Sports
5.7
box cover thumbnail Carrier Command 1988 Amiga, DOS (+6 more) Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Castles II: Siege & Conquest 1992 DOS, Amiga CD32 (+6 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail Champions of Krynn 1990 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager Italia 1993 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Colossus Chess X 1988 Amiga, DOS (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! 1991 DOS Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Conan: The Cimmerian 1991 DOS, Amiga Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Crime Wave 1990 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action
6.2
box cover thumbnail Cyber Empires 1992 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action, Strategy
6.8
box cover thumbnail D.R.A.G.O.N. Force 1989 DOS, Amiga Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Daehyeoljeon 1995 DOS Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Delta V 1994 DOS Action, Racing / Driving
6.1
box cover thumbnail Demoniak 1991 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure
7.1
box cover thumbnail Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1992 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Action
6.2
box cover thumbnail Dune 1992 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Adventure, Strategy / tactics
7.9
box cover thumbnail Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty 1992 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
8.0
box cover thumbnail Dungeon Hack 1993 DOS, PC-98 Role-playing (RPG)
6.6
box cover thumbnail Electroman 1992 DOS Action
6.1
box cover thumbnail Elite 1984 DOS, Amiga (+11 more) Action, Simulation
7.5
box cover thumbnail Escape from Hell 1990 DOS Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Espionage 1988 DOS, Amiga (+4 more) Strategy
6.0
box cover thumbnail Essex 1985 DOS, Atari ST (+3 more) Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Euro Soccer 1992 DOS, Amiga Sports
5.4
box cover thumbnail Eye of the Beholder 1991 DOS, SNES (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.2
box cover thumbnail F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 1991 DOS, Linux (+4 more) Simulation
7.9

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