Mario Teaches Typing

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Mario Teaches Typing
Developer(s) Interplay Productions
Publisher(s) Interplay Productions
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Mac OS
Release date Japan March 8, 1992
USA November 13, 1992
Australia November 23, 1992
Europe December 1, 1992
Genre Educational
ESRB:ESRB K-A.png - Kids to Adults
Mode(s) single player
Home Computer System:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Home Computer System:
Not to be confused with Mario's FUNdamentals.

Mario Teaches Typing is an edutainment game developed and published by Interplay Productions for the MS-DOS in 1992, and later, for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh in 1995. It is a game that teaches the player how to type, via the use of Mario franchise elements. It is one of the few licensed Mario games on the PC. A sequel, Mario Teaches Typing 2, was also made.


The alternate game mode of Mario Teaches Typing.

The player must type in sequence of what is displayed on the computer's screen; when the player types correctly, he or she enables the game's story to advance. By typing the letters or words displayed, the player allows a wide variety of actions to be performed such as stomping a Goomba.

The game also features an alternate game mode, where the player will type a letter that is a symbol for a word.


Story on the CD-ROM version of the game.

Mario and Luigi were walking by Bowser's Castle one day when they come across the Magical Typewriter floating in the air. Curious, Mario attempts to type on it. However, he proves to be a terrible typist:

Nok ix is tge the tine flfo4 for alll godd men to coome 2 too

Before Mario can go on any further, the Magical Typewriter explodes. In place of the typewriter is a scroll, which is also floating in the air. Mario takes the typewriter and sees a picture of three pieces of the Magical Typewriter and the words, "FIND ME..." Mario and Luigi decide to recover all of the pieces and improve Mario's typing skills.

As Mario stomps a Koopa Troopa, a Mushroom falls from the sky, then poofs into the first piece of the typewriter, which is added into the scroll. Mario and Luigi then walk up to the bridge over the river, only to find that there's a large gap in the middle of the bridge. As the brothers watch Cheep Cheeps leap from the river, Mario shrugs his shoulders and dives into the river, only to end up being chased by the Cheep Cheeps. Luigi eventually jumps on the Cheep Cheeps and dives in after Mario.

Mario and Luigi get chased by a larger group of Cheep Cheeps, disturbing a snoozing octopus. The octopus swims up and captures the Cheep Cheeps, saving Mario and Luigi. Mario and Luigi emerge at the other side of the bridge, and the octopus gives them the scroll, which now has the second typewriter piece.

Mario and Luigi then walk up to Bowser's Castle. They are surprised when the castle turns out to be alive, and swallows them. Inside Mario and Luigi run into a green ! Block that falls before them. Mario jumps on it, revealing the final typewriter piece, which is then added to the scroll. The Bros. then escape from the castle and find a piece of paper floating down towards them. Mario lets it drift into the scroll and the paper lands in the restored typewriter. The scroll turns back into the Magical Typewriter, and Mario types on it:

Now is the time for all good men to come to our aid and...

Mario pauses, and after a moment of glancing at Bowser's Castle, resumes:

...destroy Bowser's castle!

A giant green ! Block suddenly falls from the sky and destroys Bowser's Castle.



Main article: List of Mario Teaches Typing staff


  • The CD-ROM version of this game, if inserted into a CD player or similar device, has a hidden audio track, a rap song called "Practice Makes Perfect."
  • Mario is voiced by Ronald B. Ruben in the original floppy disk version of the game.
  • Peach's dress is purple instead of pink in this game. The same applies to the sequel.

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