Terminate Typing Terror Trouble
Wave after wave of malfunctioning clockwork Grundos are attacking the Space Station, bent on your destruction! Your only hope of escaping alive is to type in the words on their body screen, which causes them to short-circuit and explode.
After successfully defeating all five levels of rampaging clockwork Grundos, you must then face the enormous clockwork Grundo boss. Type twenty-five words in sixty seconds to spell his doom!
Thousands of people across Neopia face daily trouble with the infamous game, Typing Terror, in an attempt to gain the avatar, trophy, or simply a higher score. If you are one of these many Neopians, then you have come to the right place! I will teach you how to achieve Typing Terror success without frustration or failure. All you have to do is remember the three R's: Relax, Rehearse and Recover. Lets begin :)
Please note that many of the graphics say "Cazzyae" on them. That is because Cazzyae was my account that is currently frozen. I took the time to update the username on the more important images but not all of them.
Choose a beverage from the refrigerator with a reasonable amount of caffeine (hey, it's going to be a long day!).
Place yourself comfortably in your computer chair, with your eyes fixed zombie-like onto the computer screen. Then, open the game Typing Terror.
Now that the easy part is accomplished, it's time to get to work. Typing Terror may primarily be a game of luck, but there is also a bit of skill involved. Those of you who are exceptional typers won't have any problem getting a reasonable score in this game. However, those of you who aren't have a fair bit of work ahead of you.
Basic Information About Typing Terror:
There are six levels in this game. Five of which are very similar. Robots will come onto the screen with a word in the middle of them. You are required to type each word as it appears. If you fail to type a word before it comes too close, it will crash into the screen and you will lose a life. At the end of the game, each life you have remaining is worth 100 points, so try not to lose them :) The first five levels are in this format and increase in difficulty each time. In the last level you have to face THE BOSS! But do not be afraid, he doesn't bite :) On this level you are required to type 25 eight letter words in under sixty seconds. If you fail, or type too slowly, it's GAME OVER for you :( When you're on the boss level, there will be a red and blue bar at the top of the screen. It will start out all blue, but as you type more words, it will slowly start to fill up with red. When the bar is completely red, you will have typed all 25 words.
Level 1 - Type 12 three-letter words (not timed)
Level 2 - Type 14 four-letter words (not timed)
Level 3 - Type 16 five-letter words (not timed)
Level 4 - Type 18 six-letter words (not timed)
Level 5 - Type 20 seven-letter words (not timed)
The boss - Type 25 eight-letter words (60 seconds)
After each of the first five levels, you get bonus points depending upon how accurate you were in your typing. You start off with 100% accuracy (which is worth 200 bonus points), but for every precentage point you lose, you lose two points. For the boss level, you get a maximum of 300 bonus points for accuracy. Therefore, for each percentage point you lose, you lose 3 points. Accuracy is very important and can determine the difference between an avatar score, and a low score. So you want to type fast, but not too fast that you lose your concentration and become careless.
The Point Break-Down:
For each word you successfully type, you get a certain amount of points.
Yellow robots - 5 points
Red Robots (with upside-down words) - 20 points
Broken robots - 100 points
Possible Bonus Points
-Maximum of 200 points for accuracy for levels 1-5
-Maximum of 300 points for accuracy for the boss level
-300 points for completing the boss level
-100 points for each life you have remaining at the end of the game
Favour Red and Broken Robots:
Like every game, there is a strategy. In Typing Terror, it is fairly simple: favour the red and broken robots over the yellow robots. By this I mean, if a yellow robot comes onto the screen, do not type the word right away. Instead, wait a few seconds, until it's closer to you, to see if a red or broken robot will come up behind it. This way you have a greater chance of earning more points. If you agree to take on this plan of action, try not to sacrifice any lives to type a word on a red robot over a yellow robot. If you lose a life in attempting to do so, you lose a 100 point bonus for that life at the end of the game. Not worth it :)
Sometimes it helps if you count the number of words you type. That way, if you're reaching the end and only need to type two or three more words, you can wait for the yellow robots to get very close to snag two more red or broken ones.
The red robots, whose words appear upside down, may take a while to read and type. That is why you want to try to clear these robots off before the others.
If you're aiming for a high score, for examle the avatar score (3600 points), you'll need to manage your score appropriately. In order to obtain 3600 points, you'll need to gain around 500 points per level. Asuming you complete the boss with 100% accuracy, you need a score of at least 2500 by the end of level five. Because upon completion of the boss (with 100% accuracy), you receive a 1100 point bonus. And 2500 1100=3600 ;) I would recommend the following points after each level if you are aiming for the avatar score:
Level 1: 400 - 500 points
Level 2: 900 - 1000 points
Level 3: 1300 - 1500 points
Level 4: 1900 - 2000 points
Level 5: 2500 points
After the first level, I would strongly recommend restarting the game if you don't have over 350 points. In my personal experience, if you don't get any broken robots in the first level, you won't get many later on.
However, as recommended by lkozma, you don't need to restart the game if you have less than my recommended points. You never know how many broken robots may be in store for you later on! However, if you do not fit the 2500 point requirement at the end of level 5, you will not get the 3600 points necessary for the avatar.
No points, no lives, no stress. This pretty much sums up zen mode. Due to the fact that you do not receive points in zen mode, you cannot receive the avatar by playing this way. This may be good for typing practice, however, I am personally against it. You can deffinately use normal mode for practicing, but in addition to working on your typing skills, you also get practice with typing fast. But if you're just in the mood to kick back, relax and sip your neocola, then zen mode might be for you :)
To Sum it All Up:
As you may have noticed, luck plays an immense role in scoring highly in Typing Terror. But with enough relaxation, rehearsal and stress recovery (the three R's!) you will be able to use strategy and insane typing skills to finally achieve the score you've always dreamed of! Maybe even become the best Typing Terrorer in Neopia! But if you fail at first, do not throw your keyboard to the ground, and give in to the wrath of the robots! You must practice, practice, practice in order to master the art of terminating your Typing Terror trouble!
Written by Scarvogue
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