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Arcade Typing Tutor

By Alexander White

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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.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

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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Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

Arcade Typing Tutor
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 1.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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