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Typing of the Dead

by Sega
Platform : Sega Dreamcast
Rated: Mature
19 customer reviews
Metascore: 83 / 100
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Typing of the Dead blends horror with a typing tutorial for an original gaming experience. There are several game modes to help you become a terrific typist. Drill mode focuses on different skills, such as typing speed, accuracy, reflex, and special keystrokes. In the boss mode, your battle against each boss emphasizes a different skill, from quick reading and answering to story reading and typing. Two-player modes include cooperative and competitive.

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Note to customers: Game requires the separately sold Sega keyboard.
Typing of the Dead blends horror with a typing tutorial for an original gaming experience. There are several game modes to help you become a terrific typist. Drill mode focuses on different skills, such as typing speed, accuracy, reflex, and special keystrokes. In the boss mode, your battle against each boss emphasizes a different skill, from quick reading and answering to story reading and typing. Two-player modes include cooperative and competitive.


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  • ASIN: B000056Q1E
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,741 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Matsugawa J. Andrews on March 3, 2001
I have House of the Dead 2 regular version and even without the lightgun, just using the controller, I still can't shoot to save my life. So, when I heard about Typing of the Dead, I thought my prayers had been answered. Your parents always say "use your words!" so now I can actually apply that to something! Although the game does not exactly give you your WPM rate per se, it does give you something that is a tad more helpful. It shows your strengths and weaknesses! Perhaps your accuracy on the left-hand keys is bad, perhaps punctuation isn't your strong suit, or (if you're like me) you just can't hit those stupid number keys, the tutorial will cater to your every need and help you to become a more proficient typist! That was something I thought the Mavis Beacon series was lacking. Well, not exactly lacking, it had a similar system, but it was not as accurate or helpful in remedying problem areas as TOTD. I mean, let's face it, of all the skills necessary and important to have in this day and age, the ability to type well on a standard QWERTY keyboard is easily the most useful! Thanks, Sega! and thank you, SmileBit!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By RandyAU93 on February 17, 2001
When I first heard about this off-the-wall remake of Sega's arcade smash hit "The House of the Dead 2," I said to myself, 'They've got to be kidding.' Now, after having played the game, I say to myself, 'Why didn't they bring this out sooner?'
Graphically, the game is identical to its gun-based predecessor ... this means it's almost impossible to tell the arcade version and home version apart. The characters have been upgraded to reflect their new "weaponry" (snicker, snicker); Dreamcast backpacks and strap-on keyboards. Some of the evil undead now carry mallets and other unusual objects along with their standard knives. Fans of HOTD2 will find themselves laughing uncontrollably at how tongue-in-cheek this variant is.
The gameplay is very straightforward. Type or die ... zombies, monsters or other minions appear with a word or phrase in front of them. Type in the phrase as quickly and accurately as possible in order to eliminate the creature. Sometimes you only have to enter one or two letters ... sometimes sentences with punctuation. The words used can be totally random in nature, or can follow a theme. Power-ups appear and disappear quickly, and range from the essential (life-ups) to the helpful (dictionaries, which lock in a theme for a series of words) to the silly (one powerup transforms your player into a zombie, complete with keyboard).
If you can scare up a second keyboard, don't pass up a chance at two-player mode. The gameplay remains the same, with both players having a chance to complete the typing phrase to defeat the monster. Under the target word/phrase are two more copies of it, one for each player. Whoever types in the phrase first gets credit for it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Leotaud on July 3, 2001
After I finished this game I was like, this is dumbest thing ...until I picked it back up and played it over and over and over. Typing Of The Dead has incredible game play written all over it, no pun intended. Typing Of The Dead is nothing like Soul Calibur, or even Sonic Adventure, the game is totally different because you only use your keyboard. This may seem very awkward at first but becomes second nature after a day or two. I must warn you, this isn’t for the average dreamcast player, and when with company it feels down right stupid. I’m surprised Sega brought this out in North America, I can’t thank them enough! If you are a fan of those weird off beat Japanese imports, definitely pick this up. I have to say the only two things I don’t like is that it’s the exact same thing as House Of The Dead 2, and that all the levels are already unlocked. Don’t get me wrong, this game is great because you finally get some use out of the keyboard, other than using it for Phantasy Star Online. The replay value is fantastic, the words are generated randomly every time, and so you never get the same exact level twice. Typing Of The Dead is the best overlooked game for the dreamcast!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "andrew007_jjj" on February 4, 2001
I tried this game out as a demo for my PC and it was exactly the same as the DC version so there is really no real discrepancy. Anyway, the game involves the player to use the keyboard to type in a designated word and each word shoots the approaching zombie or deadly creature. once you have completed typing the designated word the creature will fall back, dead. The game is really designed to either teach someone to type as fast and error-free as possible in order to survive or to be a fun game for people who are able to type fast enough to kill the the forever advancing zombies. There is also a training mode in which you can learn to type different single keys that require you to hold down the SHIFT key or number keys. Overall, I enjoyed the game immensly and recommend it for you if you're tired of the same old 'learn to type' programs. The games haunting effects make it worth it and It's one of the most interesting games to learn how to type.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nick on January 27, 2003
It is a shame the Dreamcast had to die so early in it's life because it was a home to truly original games like this one that were a real treat to play. This game is just Sega's The House of the Dead 2, (also released for Dreamcast) but instead of using a lightgun peripheral you use a keyboard to type words and phrases that appear on screen as zombies and the undead try to attack you. It is actually a lot of fun, and it's only real flaw is that your wrists will be in graet pain after playing this game for a good period of time. Still, if you own a Dreamcast, these kinds of games are what made it one of the greatest systems, no matter how long it's life was.
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