S1E17 APX Typo Attack – Supplement

 

This episode features Typo Attack, originally released in 1982 by APX.  It was programmed by David Buehler, a seventeen year old high school junior.  It was the winner of the APX Star Award earning David $25,000.

Podcast: Download

 

Advertising

From Antic Magazine September 1983:

APX Typo Attack Ad

 

Manual Cover

APX released version:

APX Typo Attack Manual

 

Publicity:

News from Atari Connection Spring 1983:

APX Typo Attack News

 

 

David demonstrating Typo Attack:

APX Typo Attack Demo

 

 

Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the front of the box (the Atari released version):

APX Typo Attack Box Front

Scan of the back of the box (the Atari released version):

APX Typo Attack Box Back

 

Typo Attack in Action

Intro

Animated intro with hands typing to trigger missiles:

APX Typo Attack Boot Intro

 

 

 

Completion of the animation.  Notice the Atari copyright.  This screen shot was captured from a dumped cartridge image:

 

APX Typo Attack Boot

 

 

 

Game Play

The games start screen:

APX Typo Attack Game Start

 

Wave 1:

APX Typo Attack Wave 1

 

 

Wave 2 (Notice Sp for Space on the third base):

APX Typo Attack Wave 2

 

Wave 3:

APX Typo Attack Wave 3

 

Wave 4:

APX Typo Attack Wave 4

 

Wave 5:

APX Typo Attack Wave 5

 

Wave 6:

APX Typo Attack Wave 6

 

Wave 7:

APX Typo Attack Wave 7

 

Wave 8:

APX Typo Attack Wave 8

Scores and Testing

Screenshots of my progress:

Score 1

Score 2

Score 3

Score 4

Score 5

Score 6

Score 7

 

Screenshots of my type testing:

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Instructions

Scanned Manual: Download

 

Teaching

The booklet that taught me to type properly:

Berkley Computer Keyboarding in 4 Hours

  • Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm) (September 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042507210X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425072103

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BitRate7

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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