Friday Fun: Z-Type

By Akemi Iwaya on August 31st, 2012


This week’s game is a bit like Space Invaders except you use typing to defend your position. Defending your position will be easy enough at first, but things will quickly become complicated! Do you have the speed and accuracy required to survive or will the enemy have the last word?


The game starts you off at the Play Mode Selection Screen. Make any desired adjustments to the sound/music volume, then select the mode you would like to play.


This is what the first wave looks like. There will be three words of varying short lengths with small ‘energy fighters’ attached to them. Type as quickly and accurately as you can…you will be scored on both counts.


Each time you destroy all of the words attacking your position you will see the All Clear Message, but do not drop your guard because the next wave is already on its way. The further you go the more intense it will become…


As you can see here larger words have larger ‘energy ships’ attached to them…those will definitely be trouble if they get to close to you!


The game is over if your position is over-run by words or you are pulled away from defending yourself for some reason (such as our taking screenshots). You can start over by clicking on Back to Title. Good luck and have fun!


Play the Game


Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/31/12
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