Serious Game Classification
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!
Software Toolworks Inc. (U.S.A.), Software Toolworks Inc. (U.S.A.), 1987
RETRO SERIOUS GAME
Besides play, this title features the following intents:
This title is used by the following domains:
This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16
The gameplay of this title is Game-based(designed with stated goals)
The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:
Beautiful African female teacher Mavis Beacon enlists you in class to learn the touch typing. The lessons are explained on chalkboard, and you have to type the proposed words with the certain set of keys by typing them with proper fingers. The keyboard and fingers are shown as well as the text rows necessary to be typed and typed by you. The first lesson begins with "ASDF" keys of Standard QWERTY keyboard, but the Dvorak keyboard is also supported and may be adjusted before the gameplay.
Also in the game the Arcade Racing is present. You should type the scrolling text as fast as possible to win a race with drivers of different skills. The skills of drivers and speed of typing are increased from level to level.
Progress Graphing is present to show your progress with over 20 graphs of different parameters. You may use this information to create your own lessons.
The multiple settings of gameplay may be adjusted, your actions and types of games may be explained by help and Mavis` comments, and your progress is saved. [source:mobygames]
Distribution : Retail - CommercialPlatform(s) : Amiga
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