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The Typing of the Dead
The Typing of the Dead is an arcade game (later ported to the Dreamcast and the PC), released in 1999, and of an unclassifiable genre based on The House of the Dead 2. While the latter is a fairly standard light gun shooter, Typing takes a whimsical and apparently unprecedented twist and replaces the gun (or mouse for home systems) with the keyboard.
The levels of the two games are close to identical, but instead of simply gunning down hordes of onrushing zombies the player has to type the word or short phrase in front of each enemy to kill it. Several mini-games designed to improve typing skills are also included.
Despite the dark subject matter of the original, The Typing of the Dead is firmly tongue-in-cheek. The (progressively more difficult) things the player has to type are quite often weird, and melée weapons have been replaced by things such as rubber hammers. Given sufficient typing ability, the game is widely considered good, intensive, nonsensical fun and is somewhat of a cult classic.
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