Last Updated: March 10, 2012 12

What is Facebook Typing Maniac?

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It’s been on Facebook for some time now, but Typing Maniac still stands as one of the best and most fast-paced game available on the site. Most of the time when a typing game is mentioned people imagine a slow educational game that would be boring for a typical gamer, but Typing Maniac is fast, addictive, maddening, and a lot of fun. It’s easy to sit down and play just a couple games only to find that you’ve wasted an hour trying to get one level higher or set the high score for the other players on Facebook. In short, it’s everything a good video game should be.

The game starts out like one would expect from a typing game. Words fall from the top of the screen, and the player has to type them before they hit the bottom to score points. Once the player scores enough points, it’s on to the next level. When too many words get to the bottom, the game’s over. It couldn’t be simpler.

“Simple” doesn’t mean the same thing as “easy,” though. Things start out easy, with a handful of three to four letter words descending very slowly. It gets harder, though. Before long some very long words are moving at breakneck speed and piling up at the bottom of the screen. Fortunately, players do have more than their typing skills at their disposal. By typing certain words that appear players can earn the ability to burn away all the words to clear the screen, freeze everything in place, slow the words down temporarily, or clear out the ever-growing pile of paper at the bottom of the screen.

Typing Maniac is an older game on Facebook, but it’s still a lot of fun. Check it out of you want a good time-waster.