Mario Teaches Typing
DOS - 1992
Also available on: Mac
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 And as if that is not enough, many sentences you will be typing are taken from famous plays, novels, or historical documents, with the source always given at the end.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!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
thehurtpocket 2020-04-19 4 points
i learned on this game. time to dust it off for my kids. and see if i can beat them.
Red Blaze 2020-03-29 0 point
I loved learning to type with mario teaches typing when i was a kid and teen
Takmor 2020-01-15 1 point
it's a good typing that i ever use before . it old but still the best , thank u !
TitianDerp 2019-12-01 0 point DOS version
Even though Mario Teaches Typing is overshadowed by it's sequel and it has decent reviews the game is still fun and has a very friendly design. It's so simple but it still does what it needs to do, it teaches youth about typing so in their future lives they will have some computer skills. I actually had a lot of fun with this game, even though other kids in my generation would absolutely despise the game. However, the music is not that good, and after a while it hurts my head. Also, Mario Teaches Typing was released for the DOS. That infuriates me a little because the DOS, in my opinion, is totally garbage. Yes, it was also released for MAC but is that much better? Sometimes, some sprites can look pretty ugly and some areas lack detail too. Overall, the game is pretty good, if you can get the game to run, lol.
Siren 2019-11-27 -1 point
This game taught me how to type when I was 12. It is still the best typeing game I’ve ever seen and I recommend it to anyone that needs to learn how to type
digletd 2019-08-06 0 point DOS version
This is not the CD Version that was relased in 1994. This one doesn't contain the infamous Mario Head nor Charles Martinnet voicing him. So yeah this version is just a boring education game without that corny Mario Head that made it so legendary bad.
You still wanna play this for nostalgia if you played this before or just curiousity about the very few officially licensed PC games with any kind of Nintendo's IP.
flamin hot cheetos 2019-04-09 -4 points
this game is okay. but you consider flamin hot cheeto instead? cheeto is dangerously cheese and way better thaen maroi teach type
odeteam.com 2019-02-27 0 point DOS version
Mario's creator and the attack on pearl harbor are both Japanese. Coincidence?
SortingHat 2017-11-29 0 point
Why is this game stuck on PC Speakers. Another game on here Flix Mix (Puzzle) uses full Sound Blaster 16 and I know that this game had that capability.
SortingHat 2017-11-29 0 point
The only problem with this and others that made *Edutainment* a cuss word in the eyes of the corporate lingo was a lot of school faculty at the time didn't know diddly squat about computers so just used them as reward time plus Reader Rabbit gave these software titles a bad taste as schools had discounts if they used it as a mascot.
Lot of them were old and getting ready to retire or a young women in their 20s who couldn't/wouldn't even turn them on.
Today's generation missed out on it alot and went straight from game machines to phones which DIDN'T and don't have much if any educational value. Some will argue "But it teaches hand to eye cordination blah blah blah blah! But truth is that's really stretching it there buddy. And did I just see your nose grow a tad longer from that statement or was it always that big?
Phones are tiny and unlike full programs of days goneby apps are just things that run in the background like photo viewer
Smartphones are made for people as smart as Boboklins or dumber if there are any. You know with the ? or ! marks over their heads.
Slinking 2017-11-18 1 point DOS version
Rusty, the game runs on DOS so you can try using DOS Box. Google it and learn how to mount the game. Windows 10 and 8.1 doesn't support full DOS anymore.
And for those that gave him a negative rating, why? C'mon let's help people not put them down.
Sarith HdR 2017-10-30 0 point
i am strongly like this game for typing fast one day to one day
InchWorms 2017-09-04 -1 point
Where's the CD version? It used a 3D model of Mario's head instead of the sprite at the main menu. It's really weird (The face is) but I was wanting that version as well.
Rina 2017-08-27 -5 points Mac version
I can't download it in my macbook pro.Why??? Please tell me, I really want to play this game again
Austy 2017-03-30 -10 points
I'm trying to download this for Windows 10 but it's not working. How do I install it?
mhelo 2017-02-22 0 point DOS version
its already available on my time, year 1997 when i started to used this teachers typing, and this really help me a lot, and very fun to use
Ensharah HASSAN 2017-01-12 0 point DOS version
The Best for Everyone to LEARN TYPING. I LOVE it. ALL MY Brothers & Sisters learned from it.
Bunhai 2016-10-12 2 points
It's good to know how to typing first. My first time started with it.=Thanks for made it so much.
Pikayoshi 2016-08-04 1 point DOS version
How do i get perfect sound on this game?
the game sounds exactly like Chadtronic's copy of Mario Teaches Typing
danielroxheaps 2016-04-13 3 points DOS version
lol I remember playing this in about 2003/4 and the jumping letters right next to each other were FUC I died laughing so I had to download this again, and it's a Mario game from 1991, unpassable =D
louiselicious 2016-02-18 -2 points DOS version
i can't download or play in browser... what happen?
le quang huy 2015-10-27 -3 points
toi rat muon choi tro choi nay xin vui long ho tro gium toi de toi co the choi tro choi nay
Deekay 2015-10-03 -1 point DOS version
Like and love to know oporating keyboard without looking it
sopheak 2015-09-20 -1 point
I like this program, because it fun and make me clear with typing
rkraiem100 2015-09-03 0 point
im not even joking im having framerate issues with this game... yes thats right the computer im using is so ****ing bad that it cant even properly run mario teaches ****ing typing!!!!!!!
Winblowz 2015-06-29 1 point DOS version
I've heard a lot of negative comments from friends about this game, but I think it's great!
Tim_Tam 2015-06-18 0 point DOS version
which options do i have to choose when installing it into my 8GB USB?
greenbunchmomma 2015-03-25 0 point Mac version
I downloaded the program but it only opens it as a text edit document and I can't seem to run it. help....please
guest 2015-03-18 1 point DOS version
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 0 point DOS version
It even shows which finger you should be using. A good game to learn typing.
sothearit 2014-12-21 -1 point DOS version
i would like to ask about word/min on result, What it's meaning?
DickfaceDownloader 2014-12-06 0 point DOS version
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 2 points DOS version
get dosbox0.74 install it on any windows version including 8.1 and mario will run on it
Jay 2014-11-28 -1 point DOS version
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?
NerdGamer99 2014-11-23 2 points DOS version
it says it doesn't work on my version off windows HELP!!!
twilight sparkle 2014-11-22 0 point DOS version
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?
Ly 2014-11-03 0 point DOS version
I cannot download it in my iPad either my PC, what to do next?
yeh phoi nghi 2014-08-29 0 point DOS version
game nay rat la vui vi tui da hoc o truong tieu hoc
DangerKitty 2014-07-14 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
"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 DOS version
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 :)
NRAY 2014-05-07 0 point DOS version
i want to play this typing so much becuse i like typing mario
Awsisazeen 2014-03-08 0 point DOS version
I did not download this but im sure its gonna be great :)
linh 2014-02-22 0 point DOS version
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
bloom 2013-11-26 0 point DOS version
muon tai ma tai khong duoc ! tuc day nay binh luan gi ma khong tai di
thuong phuoc tien 2013-11-23 0 point DOS version
mario teaches typing game very well and help people become more intelligent
yo 2013-11-15 0 point DOS version
It doesn't work because its for DOS. Get DosBox or run on an old computer.
anonymous 2013-11-03 -1 point DOS version
this game is so stupid, it wont even run on my computer.
PhoenixLegalLogistcs.com 2013-10-27 0 point DOS version
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.
Super Minh 2013-10-24 0 point DOS version
How can we install that when finish downloading?????????
Eirak sopheak 2013-10-12 0 point DOS version
I really like your typing game. It improve my typing faster
Flippers 2013-10-06 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 1 point DOS version
this program good for me and my people . because can help they get skill typing
Jackie 2013-04-16 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
@"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 DOS version
I have a mac book pro, I can't open or install the program after I downloaded it. Any Ideas?
qasi 2012-05-03 0 point DOS version
good typing and most popular games and very easy typing
Itoo 2012-02-25 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
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!
lovely girl 2011-08-24 0 point DOS version
wow i like this game very much because it can make me easy
Sonia Spector 2011-08-23 0 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 DOS version
AHHH MY MEMORIES
I PLAYED THIS GAME ALL THE TIME AS A KID. Incredible.
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