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Typing of the Dead, The
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Console: Sega Dreamcast
Region:U
Year: 2001
RFG ID #: U-071-S-02510-A
Part #: 51144
UPC: 010086511444
Developer: Smilebit (Sega AM6)
Publisher: Sega
Rating:
M (ESRB): Animated Blood and Gore , Animated Violence

Genre: Education
Sub-genre: Typing Instruction
Players: 1-2
Controller: Keyboard, Standard Controller
Media Format: GD-ROM x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 198 of 7312 collectors (2.7%) have this game in their collection
  • 17 of 7312 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 2 of 7312 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

Battle zombies with your keyboard in this re-made House of the Dead 2 typing instructor video game. A keyboard is necessary to play the game, but the unique experience alone is worth the purchase for many gamers.

The game features all of the levels and same intense gameplay of House of the Dead 2, which it is a spin-off of. The obvious difference between the games, though, is that the keyboard does the "shooting" in this version of the game, rather than a simple trigger.

The game does feature, aside from the traditional arcade mode (single-player or two-player co-op mode), a full typing instructor. Several lessons asist zombie-killers in attaining the skills they'll need to master the game and typing in real-world situations. Additionally, a boss attack mode is available.

Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Dreamcast J S Typing of the Dead, The Sega 2000 Education
Sega Dreamcast J S Typing of the Dead, The [Keyboard Bundle] Sega 2000 Education
Sega Dreamcast J S Typing of the Dead, The [Keyboard Bundle] Sega 2000 Education
Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Dreamcast U S House of the Dead 2, The Sega 1999 Shooter
Microsoft Xbox U S House of the Dead III, The Sega 2002 Shooter
Sega Saturn U S House of the Dead, The Sega 1998 Shooter
Nintendo Game Boy Advance U S Pinball of the Dead THQ 2002 Game Simulator
Sega Dreamcast U S Zombie Revenge Sega 2000 Action/Adventure
Game Trivia:

  • Typing of the Dead is House of the Dead 2 made into a typing instructor. Zombies and typing. Yes, really.
  • In cut scenes, characters no longer hold the guns that they had in House of the Dead 2. Instead, each has a Dreamcast strapped to his/her back, and a keyboard hanging horizontally in front of them.
  • A standard controller (with VMU) must be plugged into controller port C to save the game.
Instructions:

ARROW KEYS
Menu selection.
ENTER
Confirm menu selection, start game, continue/join game.
ESC
Return to the previous screen, delete Targeting.
PAUSE
Pauses the game.
F1-F4
In original mode, use items.
STANDARD KEYS
Used to type on-screen words during gameplay.
  • Pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE returns to the title screen.
  • Pressing ALT + F12 in tutorial or drill mode will return the game to the menu screen.
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