Saturday, September 19, 2009

Type Fast Or Die

Tonight I played Word Shoot, an addictive typing game from Cognitive Labs.

I'm just an average typist, so the game was a good challenge. There are four levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Impossible, and I tried them all. Each one started with easy three-letter words, but the harder the level, the faster bigger words came rolling out.

Word Shoot is a Flash game, so the animation isn't particularly elaborate. Your character is in the center of the screen with enemies coming at you from all directions. Under each enemy is a word that you have to type correctly and hit Enter to fire your weapon. If you get it right, the enemy disappears in a small squirt of blood. Every time you misspell a word, however, the gun jams and the enemy advances.

The more letters in the word, the bigger and nastier the enemy looks. I couldn't find the rules, but I would hope you got more points for harder words. At the end of the game, the final score consisted of the regular score plus a bonus. The higher your accuracy percentage, the higher the bonus.


  1. Souds like fun! But I am an average typist. I'd die early on, I'm sure.

  2. Joseph is not a good typist, but he wants to improve. Luckily, he's hopelessly addicted to any sort of video game, so I'm definitely passing this on.