Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: Tux Typing (Sam “Criswell” Hart / ToAks)

(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Hello and welcome to a new post on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog! 🙂

Today we’re going to have a look at a little game called Tux Typing. As you can guess from the title, it has to do with typing on your keyboard.

The game was developed by Sam “Criswell” Hart and ported to AmigaOS 4 by ToAks.

Installation

The game is available for free and can be downloaded from the well known OS4Depot. Please click on the link below if you’d like to download it right away.

http://os4depot.net/share/game/children/tuxtype.lha

To install the game you need to access the directory of the file. Then you right-click on the icon and select “extract to”. Choose the destination and the game will unpack. After that, enter the game directory and double click on the Tux Typing icon. The game starts right away!

(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Tux Typing should run on all AmigaOS 4 systems, including in emulation via WinUAE.

Gameplay

This game is mostly aimed at children who is learning touch typing.

(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

There are three modes you can play. These are:

  • Key Cascade
    The object of Key Cascade is to guide Tux, the Linux Penguin, to eat a certain number of fish. When you’ve eaten enough fish, you advance to the next level. To catch a fish, you must type the correct letter it has.
  • Word Cascade
    Basically the same as Key Cascade, but this time you have to write full words to be able to catch the fish. This mode is more difficult than the previous one.
  • Practice
    In this mode you can hone your skills before trying our luck in one of the other modes.

The game is very easy to get into for children and you can have them learn typing in a safe environment. Tux Typing gets more and more difficult as you make progress and it can become very hectic after a while. Even if you’re good at touch, there are a lot of words to keep track on, so it is easy to make mistakes.

(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
(Screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

As you can see from the screenshots, the graphics are nice and children friendly.

Overall, I think this is a nice educational game for AmigaOS 4. Definitely something for the children to try out to hone their typing skills. Tux Typing is free, quick to install and does not demand much in the hardware department. If you’ve got kids, or perhaps would like to test your typing skills, why not give it a shot? 🙂

Thanks for reading and hope you’ve enjoyed this little text about Tux Typing.

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