What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fearless of Typing is designed to teach kids about typing. Creatures approach the gunslinger character at various speeds. You must type the word over the character's head to destroy them. If you don't succeed, the creatures attack the gunslinger and the game is over. The characters are cute but because kids end up shooting at them, this ends up being a violent typing game. Because of the size of the keyboard and the lack of tactile feedback for finger placement, it's not the best tutorial for teaching kids how to type, although it may help them to text faster since they are learning where the letters are on the keyboard.
Is it any good?
FEARLESS OF TYPING is kind of fun if you can get past some of the challenges, namely the confusing letters and some incredibly long and difficult words like "misanthropists" and "pedestrianizing." The arcade mode is best for kids. It is broken out into levels and starts with relatively short words. Even if you don't know what they mean, you can easily type them. The endless mode quickly ramps up to the longer words, which are difficult to type even if you can spell them on your own. It's tricky to type quickly on a virtual keyboard, so this game has a certain frustration factor built in.