Mario Teaches Typing
DOS - 1992
Description of Mario Teaches Typing
A great typing tutorial that is best described as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for kids, Mario Teaches Typing is a full-featured typing program that has something for everyone, although kids with no typing experience will get the most from the program-- while enjoying cute antics of Nintendo's popular Mario brothers.
After you sign in, you can choose from many activities that suit your level of typing proficiency. If you are a beginner, the game will teach you from the ground up, letter by letter. The interface is one of the best I've seen in this type of program: you will see two cartoony hands at the bottom third the screen, which will flash the finger you should use to press keys when the letter shows up in in the top screen.
The top two-thirds of the screen is taken up by attractive graphics, showing Mario (or Luigi or the Princess, whomever you choose) doing his cutesy Mario-things (e.g. knocking blocks, jumping on turtles, etc.) when you press the correct key. Do it right, and you will see Mario advance to the next level, just like in the Super Nintendo version.
In addition to many difficulty levels you can choose from, one of the program's best features is the Report Card, which not only displays your accuracy in percentage and your WPM (words per minute) count, but also "problem keys," i.e. keys you have most trouble with. And as if that is not enough, many sentences you will be typing are taken from famous plays, novels, or historical documents, with the source always given at the end. This adds extra educational value to the package, and make you want to come back to it even after you have mastered typing.
Overall, Mario Teaches Typing is a very enjoyable typing tutor that no house should be without. Two thumbs up!
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Comments and reviews
guest 2015-03-18 1 point
I've installed the dosbox, but when I try to install the install.exe file, I get an error message that says my version of windows won't run this program. What should I do?
BTW, to the commenter below: "words/min" usually means how many words you type per minute and is a measure of your typing efficiency. I think these days if you can 30 WPM it's pretty OK, especially for normal emails and stuff.
helpdeskdan 2015-01-26 -1 point
It even shows which finger you should be using. A good game to learn typing.
DickfaceDownloader 2014-12-06 -1 point
Very good textures, but this accomplishment is overshadowed by a very complex moveset. Did not learn full moveset until game was finished.
Overall I grant this game 2/5
sal 2014-12-05 1 point
get dosbox0.74 install it on any windows version including 8.1 and mario will run on it
Jay 2014-11-28 -2 points
This is how I learned to type! It is much better than those generic typing games. ...wait...Twilight Sparkle? How are you typing? And where did you get a computer?
twilight sparkle 2014-11-22 -1 point
this game is teaching me how to click with 10 finger is so great i like is game.How about you do you like this game,do you learn some think about this game?
DangerKitty 2014-07-14 0 point
I can't this game to install. What am I messing up, here?
D-Fend Reloaded error message: "There is no new folder in the games directory from which a new game could be added. Do you want to start the installation program again?"
I've tried installing this game over half a dozen times now, and it still won't work. Help?
frankwiddle 2014-07-03 0 point
"Sh!t i can't run it it says make sure you have downloaded the appropriate version of this file x64 or x86./... :)
But thanks for this amazing share :)"
just a rule of thumb, anything Windows XP and newer wont run dos programs. Microsoft has remove quite a great deal of dos. actually i believe Windows me was the last time i ever saw mario teaches typing on a native system. what you can do is search for DosBox. either here @ my abandonware or google its one of the best dos emulators and yes thank you guys and gals at my abandonware for mario teaches typing loved it as a kid now want to show it to my kids
MT6 2014-05-19 0 point
Sh!t i can't run it it says make sure you have downloaded the appropriate version of this file x64 or x86./... :)
But thanks for this amazing share :)
linh 2014-02-22 0 point
trò chơi này rất thú vị và bổ ích giúp trẻ em có thể tập được cách gõ 10 ngón tay .Giúp trẻ em nâng cao thông minh và được vui
thuong phuoc tien 2013-11-23 0 point
mario teaches typing game very well and help people become more intelligent
yo 2013-11-15 0 point
It doesn't work because its for DOS. Get DosBox or run on an old computer.
PhoenixLegalLogistcs.com 2013-10-27 0 point
I want to use this product for when my team has stand by time, let them take a break from the rigor of being on duty. but as a team leader I want to get something back (better typing skills). It has already made a difference on the XP's Users, they have not noted that it has made a difference.
I have had no problem with our XP's. It went just fine, installed just how the instruction say.
The window 7 unit though are stuck at set 3 to 4. at this point d-fender display an error in void file path.
Flippers 2013-10-06 0 point
Those who just don't know how to play this kind of game should first learn how to use DOSbox. Once you got that figured out, playing this game is a walk in the park. Btw, you don't INSTALL the game, you just type in the correct path to the game and BOOM. So yeah, Google up "How to use DOSBox", newbies.
Oddbrother 2013-09-18 0 point
You have to admit that the game is quite educational.
But the music and sound effects are awful in the ears!
ira 2013-09-01 0 point
Works fine with me. I used DOS BOX emulator to run and install this game in Ubuntu 12. Also tried it before in Windows 7.
Makara 2013-08-22 0 point
this program good for me and my people . because can help they get skill typing
Jackie 2013-04-16 0 point
Everyone tends to comment on how well I type, for example they say I respond really fast to instant messages. I tell them it's thanks to Mario Teaches Typing!
Late80sTotGamer 2013-03-02 0 point
@"hi" This looks like a Windows version.
I originally played this on an early, pre 256 mac performa. Kind of annoying at the time, as it was just typing, and could not really pay attention to the graphics, and practice typing well. It did get me to try typing a bit more, but it was not until an early release of Mavis Beacon a couple years later, that I really learned the full basics of typing. MB was less distracting, and much more helpful.
hi 2013-02-23 0 point
I have a mac book pro, I can't open or install the program after I downloaded it. Any Ideas?
Itoo 2012-02-25 0 point
This game is awesome because it's all ages. I just got my 4-year old playing it. She went from 50% errors to 10% errors in 5 trials on the 2-minute level 1. I highly recommend this to all parents.
mcflyer 2012-01-08 0 point
Thsi game reminds me when i was little and i used to play it in my computer class in school, i loved it!!
btw, i cant make it work in winzip ):
Ratha 2012-01-05 0 point
My love tried to learned it when she was 4 years because of this program!!!! Thank you for offering it.
sean steezy 2011-12-06 1 point
this is how i found out george washington has wooden teeth! Get DOSBOX if you can't get it to work in Windows
jane 2011-10-29 0 point
My 22 yr old son learned to type when he was 5 years old
because of this program!!! Thankyou for offering it here for
Liesel 2011-09-13 0 point
So far this game has worked seamlessly on my Mac, it really brought me back to playing it as a kid on my very first computer- a wonderful game!
Sonia Spector 2011-08-23 0 point
Well I want to learn, but my mom and dad! not fear! Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach are sure. and I'll do it, OK?
James 2011-08-20 0 point
good to use with a child if you (or person) is older the Mavis Beacon one is also good
mavoorik 2010-11-04 0 point
AHHH MY MEMORIES
I PLAYED THIS GAME ALL THE TIME AS A KID. Incredible.
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