The 75 Game Challenge: Game #2 – Typer Shark! Deluxe

Next up in the 75 Game Challenge is Typer Shark! Deluxe

Typer Shark! Deluxe: What Is It?

Another one from the PopCap Collection, this is a game where you play as a diver trawling the seas for booty, and have to fend off sharks, piranhas, squids and pirates by typing the letters/words written on them before they have a chance to

It's simple; you type the words on the sharks in time or you die

It’s simple; you type the words on the sharks in time or you die

cut your line and drown you.

Typer Shark! Deluxe: How Much Did It Cost?

I got it as part of a £20-£30 collection of 35 games a few years back. Today it sells on its own for £4.25

Typer Shark! Deluxe: How Long Did I Play It For?

Four hours.

Thoughts

Typing games are the sort of thing that sound boring but really aren’t. When you think about any game, it mostly involves your ability to press the right buttons or make the correct gestures at the appropriate time on a controller or screen. How is a typing game any different to that? You press the right buttons on your keyboard in time; simple!

And there’s no doubt about it; Typer Shark! Deluxe is strangely addictive. You have three lives (but can get more if you score enough points) and you have to get through as many levels as you can. Not only does it have that moreish quality where you want to play it again when you die – something, incidentally, that AstroPop Deluxe didn’t have – but it also feels quite frantic when the difficulty level ramps up.

Ultimately, after a number of tries, I completed the game in about four hours on Hard Difficulty, but it’s definitely one I would go back to, because the replay value and challenge is there.

Proving that sometimes its the most simple games that are the most enjoyable, I think Typer Shark! Deluxe would be well worth the money at full price, but even better value as part of that pack.

Incidentally, there are other games like it, such as Typing of the Dead and Bookworm Adventures that I would recommend just as highly.

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