Arcade Typing Tutor

Developer: Alexander White

Current Version: 3.0.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download

Description:

Arcade Typing Tutor is a program that makes learning to type fun! More engaging than the original missile defender arcade game on which it is based, Arcade Typing Tutor is the most entertaining way to learn how to type on the Mac!

Type the words below the asteroids and aliens to destroy them before they destroy your bases. Asteroids and aliens appear and move more quickly with each passing level.

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Release Notes:

Fixed a freezing problem that would affect some users when a large number of asteroids was present on the screen.

Fixed a bug that would cause the "Word List" button to be deactivated at times.

Performance has been improved and flying saucers won't fire until they've entered onto the screen a short distance.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by rajuip

My 6 year old LOVES this app -- but a few fixes would make it perfect! - I purchased this app to help my 6 year old learn the layout of keys on the keyboard. I wasn't so concerned about "proper" typing technique at this point, so I actively didn't want something like the Mavis Beacon products. Arcade Typing Tutor is FANTASTIC! He loves playing it, and is steadily learning where certain keys are, etc… His enthusiasm for learning typing skills is credited directly to this app. I purchased a few other typing apps at the same time, and can easily say after comparing a few of them that Arcade Typing Tutor is excellent for what it does. The graphics are fantastic, and my son especially loves the sound effects. You have done a phenominal job with this app, and I would strongly encourage anyone with a young learner to purchase this app without hesitation. A few suggestions to make this app PERFECT: (1) More control over the words and speed -- It would be helpful if you could set the words per minute lower than 15wpm. For a 6 year old, the words just come much too quickly. My son became somewhat frustrated when he began falling too far behind, mostly because the words were coming too fast. It would also be nice if there was an option to limit the number of letters in a word so that I could keep the words at 4 letters or less (or 5, or 6, etc…) (2) Custom word lists -- It would be incredible if you could add a feature that allowed parents to add custom word lists to the app. I would use it to populate a list of his high-frequency words from school, and would also use it to reinforce some of the reading words we're working on. (3) Different settings -- I don't think my son is tired of the outer space theme yet, but it would do you well to add a few different settings. This program really has some outstanding features, and incredible potential. Thank you so very much!

Found helpful by 15 out of 16 people
1/5
Version 3.0
Review by jjcamozzi

Game stops accepting key input - Seemed like a fun little game to try, but after the first couple rounds the game stopped accepting keyboard input. Didn't matter how many times I quit and reloaded. This app is pretty useless if it doesn't recognize you typing

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by cegrundler

Not Just For Kids — Fantastic Writing Warmup Exercise - I’m way beyond the demographics for this game, and as a professional writer, I know my way around the keyboard. But when I switched computers and the keys were a just bit off from what I was familiar with, (oh no! typos!) I figured something like this would give me practice on the new laptop. I didn’t expect it would be so fun (the sound effects, especially at the end, are entertaining,) and I’ve discovered it makes a perfect pre-writing warmup that’s fun and gets the fingers moving for the day’s work.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
2/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by tomogden21

9-year old overwhelmed - My son just finished the third grade, but this game just stressed him out as far as keyboarding goes. It requires you to already be able to find the keys quickly, and there is NO WAY to slow it down. While some kids may be able to handle this sort of intense frenetic gaming, it is not helpful to all children.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by Roger39

My Grandaughter loves this app - The developer was very quick to fix the freezing problem I reported to him. It now works great and is a fantastic learning tool for my granddaughter.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by rajuip

My 6 year old LOVES this app -- but a few fixes would make it perfect! - I purchased this app to help my 6 year old learn the layout of keys on the keyboard. I wasn't so concerned about "proper" typing technique at this point, so I actively didn't want something like the Mavis Beacon products. Arcade Typing Tutor is FANTASTIC! He loves playing it, and is steadily learning where certain keys are, etc… His enthusiasm for learning typing skills is credited directly to this app. I purchased a few other typing apps at the same time, and can easily say after comparing a few of them that Arcade Typing Tutor is excellent for what it does. The graphics are fantastic, and my son especially loves the sound effects. You have done a phenominal job with this app, and I would strongly encourage anyone with a young learner to purchase this app without hesitation. A few suggestions to make this app PERFECT: (1) More control over the words and speed -- It would be helpful if you could set the words per minute lower than 15wpm. For a 6 year old, the words just come much too quickly. My son became somewhat frustrated when he began falling too far behind, mostly because the words were coming too fast. It would also be nice if there was an option to limit the number of letters in a word so that I could keep the words at 4 letters or less (or 5, or 6, etc…) (2) Custom word lists -- It would be incredible if you could add a feature that allowed parents to add custom word lists to the app. I would use it to populate a list of his high-frequency words from school, and would also use it to reinforce some of the reading words we're working on. (3) Different settings -- I don't think my son is tired of the outer space theme yet, but it would do you well to add a few different settings. This program really has some outstanding features, and incredible potential. Thank you so very much!

Found helpful by 15 out of 16 people
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