An impressively polished, featured and frequently challenging learn-to-type studio.
First, there was the letter. Then, another letter. Soon after, another letter followed and it wasn’t long until there were letters of all descriptions falling faster and faster, whizzing by at incalculable speeds.
We’ve all seen typing tutors before; they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are basic. Some look like keyboards or typewriters and some try to spice up typing, by timing it or adding other extras “around” the typing. What Letteria gives you is a nice, long, linear playing field where letters come down from the top and you type them away by pressing the corresponding key.
The simple levels fade quickly as the music ramps up with you and soon begins a frenzy of normal, side-ways, upside down and rotating letters and without warning numbers are thrown into the mix and then, at the apex – you breathe. At the absolute most hysterical moment, the game stops. The music is no longer hectic. The letters are almost dead in their tracks. And you remember that the game was once-upon-a-time, really easy… then you realise you’ll have to do it all again.
Included with the game, are various difficulty levels – the easiest ones are still quite difficult for the younger crowd who would be the main target audience for this. However, there is a very useful custom difficulty setter where you can eliminate letters on certain levels, ignore numbers altogether and set how many letters come down. These options are very useful for setting the game to exactly where your childs development is at and still there is more.
One of the most important aspects of any game is its size – Letteria is huge, there is no mistaking that, which is exactly why the developers have released two versions. The second version comes without the music and clocks in at about a fifth of the originals’ download size. Fully featured (as far as a typing tutor can be), highly polished and customizable to boot, Lettria has enough substance to satisfy anyone looking for a quick thrill, or as a serious learning tool.
Haven't you ever said to yourself "let's see how fast and accurately I can type"? This is what this game is all about. Enjoy.
It's supposed to upload highscores online but it doesn't work for me :-/