Whether you are a typo-prone fumbler like most of us or a shining iPhone prodigy like some precious few, iType has just what you need to respectively hone or prove your skills. New from iggyGames, the makers of Chess Puzzles, iType is two games in one free application: Word Speed and Word Attack.
Word Speed is your basic typing test: words appear on the screen and you have to type them as fast as you can. They appear in groups of four or five and are then colored according to how well you do, green meaning you got the the word right and red meaning you got it wrong.
For each round you are given 30 seconds to get as many words right as you can and at the end of each round you are given your speed in words per minute (wpm) and your accuracy with a percentage.
Word Attack works on the same premise as Word Speed but has a creative twist. Described as a "game of typing survival" in the instructions, in this game you are no longer racing the clock but the words themselves.
Words scroll across the screen, right to left, from different levels on the screen and you are to type them correctly before they hit your "life bar" on the far left. If you spell the word correctly then it disappears and it no longer a threat. On the other hand, if you misspell a word, or you can't spell it in time, then it will continue on and eventually hit your life bar. With each hit your life bar will begin to shrink and turn blue. Once it is all blue the game is over and you get to see how many words you spelled correctly. The more words you spell correctly, the faster the words will move across the screen, forcing you to improve your speed.
In each of these iType games it is helpful to know that "space" is the same as hitting "enter," once you hit it you will be able to move on to the next word. Also, in iType both games can be played in either portrait or landscape, your choice.