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Positive (41 reviews) - 87% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 30, 2006

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    Minimum Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM, 500MHz or faster, DirectX: 7.0

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Positive (41 reviews)
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Killer_Guard_Dog_25th
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
It's great like the other old games that popcap made...
but please fix the bug where the game says it's running even though you just closed it.
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Nekrotikk
( 45.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Bought 'Typer Shark Deluxe' to improve my typing speed and although it isn't challenging enough for me it is perfect for anyone new to touch typing. The only complaint I have about 'Typer Shark Deluxe' is that it doesn't shut down properly and doesn't show in task manager so I have to restart my computer to close the game.

If you want to become an expert at touch typing I would recommend starting with 'Typer Shark Deluxe' and moving on to 'Typing Of The Dead' when 'Typer Shark Deluxe' starts to seem to easy.
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Profitter
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
Solid typing and learning game. It constantly pushes you to the next level. Its a fun way to practice typing. Recommend for students but also fun for adults to sharpen their typing skills. I noticed that the game does not close properly after you exit and stays running.

Note: If you're having issues with it staying open after you close it open task manager and close it under processes: "Typer Shark"
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fake.alien
( 203.4 hrs on record )
Posted: October 20, 2015
I really learnt to type with 10 fingers. Very good game for typing of every speed level.
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Pimpstyle9008
( 68.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 10, 2015
Great children's learning game. Would not buy it alone, got it with pop-cap collection though. This has no entertainment just mini-games that trick you into typing better.
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twitch.tv/phyrus675
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: September 27, 2015
While the design of this game/application is done pretty well, but the execution of it is lacking. I have windows 10 on my desktop where this game is installed. Not only does this game not propperly terminate when instructed to exit, but it also triggers all sorts of warnings from my AVG protection. When exiting the game, it will minimize, but the popcapgame1 process is still active. You will be unable to restart the game until you manually kill the process in Task Manager. Even though this game is only $5 it is not worth the hassle, and I would strongly suggest not even giving it a spin.
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Vitamin
( 179.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 25, 2015
I used to play this game all the time back when I was in middle school and taking typing classes (2007-ish). Was fun then and just as fun now. Definitely a fun way to help with typing skills , but I mostly just use it a boredom-killer.

Only annoyance I have with this game is having to end the process in task manager to change my Steam status.
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Daribaws
( 31.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 20, 2015
It's great to perfect your typing skills.

(This review was typed in 0.00003 seconds)
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Kas
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19, 2015
This game/application needs a biiiiiiiiig update, for real dude!
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xbluejayx
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26, 2015
Constant fatal errors with Windows 8.1 Buy at your own risk.
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LTPham
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16, 2015
I recommend this game for people who love to smash their keyboard.
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e.g.
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16, 2015
i r8 8/8 m8 it's gr8
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MrFourTwenty
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25, 2015
By far one of the best typing games ever created. This is the game that helped me to learn to type over 70 words a min, started at under 30. I had always wished for a sequel but considering it is now 12 years later it isn't going to happen.
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Tentacle-Kitty (Level 4)
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13, 2015
A fun game to learn typing, Typer Shark! Deluxe is a fun game. Diving to shipwrecks in order to find valuable treasures (and fending off hungry sealife by electro shocks generated from vicious typing) becomes repetitive after a while, but it is definitely one of the more fun ways of learning how to touchtype.

The problem I have with Typer Shark is the fact that it can't be properly shut down. It will run on in the background and log more and more time, unless you reboot the computer. That is a bit annoying, and it would be really nice if that would be gotten rid of in a future update (though I suppose this won't really happen).

Since I don't feel like I can learn much more from this game, I will clock it as "played through" and turn towards other games.
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SericaRose
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21, 2015
I like this game - BUT there is a serious problem with it not shutting down after exit! The ONLY way to close the program is Restart/Reboot. Not Good. This really needs fixing!
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YoGattoGatto
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4, 2015
I actually like typing games, loved Mario teaches typing back on Win 3.1

I have Typing of the Dead and some other games involving typing, even have TOTD on my Dreamcast.

But I also have two young kids, and TOTD is not really a good fit right now :P

I snagged this on sale, and did not think much of it. Mostly, I figured it was for kids, a learning experience or edutainment type game.

Honestly... I don't mind typing a few sharks to death myself!

Wouldn't mind some awards or new typing adventures (beyond this diver theme, even a new game entirely, I'd pay for variety)

Really, if you see it on sale again, or have the full price, it is more than it appears. If you like to practice typing, want a game that will run on near anything, and don't mind killing sharks, you should buy this game.
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Rain
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2014
Had me type "Arabic Cleveage".... 10/10
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games dont buy happiness
( 74.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2014
pretty good
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Glaedr
( 2,063.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2014
i love to type it is a good game
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ALL DAY
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2014
Super fun and addicting game! Well-worth the money! The only problem is that once you exit the game, you must manually go into your task manager to close it. I hope they make a sequel with updated graphics, feature of blood and gore, and... TO BE ABLE TO 360 NO SCOPE THE F**KING SHARKS #420SMOKEWEEDEVERYDAY
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
It's great like the other old games that popcap made...
but please fix the bug where the game says it's running even though you just closed it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Bought 'Typer Shark Deluxe' to improve my typing speed and although it isn't challenging enough for me it is perfect for anyone new to touch typing. The only complaint I have about 'Typer Shark Deluxe' is that it doesn't shut down properly and doesn't show in task manager so I have to restart my computer to close the game.

If you want to become an expert at touch typing I would recommend starting with 'Typer Shark Deluxe' and moving on to 'Typing Of The Dead' when 'Typer Shark Deluxe' starts to seem to easy.
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81 of 99 people (82%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
264.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
I no longer have any friends, my wife left me, my kids don't want to see me, and i lost my 7 figure salary career. But, it's all been worth it. Since i bought this game many moons ago, I have not left my house, and although the real-world aspects of my life have dissolved, i have barely noticed due to the inexpressible amazingness of this game. And best of all, it only took me 3.142 seconds to type this review.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2014
Good. Just a standard typing game. And comes with a good typing practice course too.

+ you can type!
+ typing tutor
+ variety of enemies
+ endless challenge
- unsatisfying graphic and sounds
8 out of 10, excellent.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
A fun game to learn typing, Typer Shark! Deluxe is a fun game. Diving to shipwrecks in order to find valuable treasures (and fending off hungry sealife by electro shocks generated from vicious typing) becomes repetitive after a while, but it is definitely one of the more fun ways of learning how to touchtype.

The problem I have with Typer Shark is the fact that it can't be properly shut down. It will run on in the background and log more and more time, unless you reboot the computer. That is a bit annoying, and it would be really nice if that would be gotten rid of in a future update (though I suppose this won't really happen).

Since I don't feel like I can learn much more from this game, I will clock it as "played through" and turn towards other games.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
617.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Best popcap game ever made, i speed run this game daily. going for 1000 hours
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
They should seriously use this to teach typing nowadays. It's fun on a bun!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
203.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
I really learnt to type with 10 fingers. Very good game for typing of every speed level.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
I actually like typing games, loved Mario teaches typing back on Win 3.1

I have Typing of the Dead and some other games involving typing, even have TOTD on my Dreamcast.

But I also have two young kids, and TOTD is not really a good fit right now :P

I snagged this on sale, and did not think much of it. Mostly, I figured it was for kids, a learning experience or edutainment type game.

Honestly... I don't mind typing a few sharks to death myself!

Wouldn't mind some awards or new typing adventures (beyond this diver theme, even a new game entirely, I'd pay for variety)

Really, if you see it on sale again, or have the full price, it is more than it appears. If you like to practice typing, want a game that will run on near anything, and don't mind killing sharks, you should buy this game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
179.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
I used to play this game all the time back when I was in middle school and taking typing classes (2007-ish). Was fun then and just as fun now. Definitely a fun way to help with typing skills , but I mostly just use it a boredom-killer.

Only annoyance I have with this game is having to end the process in task manager to change my Steam status.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Had me type "Arabic Cleveage".... 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Solid typing and learning game. It constantly pushes you to the next level. Its a fun way to practice typing. Recommend for students but also fun for adults to sharpen their typing skills. I noticed that the game does not close properly after you exit and stays running.

Note: If you're having issues with it staying open after you close it open task manager and close it under processes: "Typer Shark"
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
By far one of the best typing games ever created. This is the game that helped me to learn to type over 70 words a min, started at under 30. I had always wished for a sequel but considering it is now 12 years later it isn't going to happen.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Its an OK typing game, a little weak IMO but worth it if you can pick it up on sale. Its also a bit dated in terms of graphics. It doesn't have the imagination or replayabity of most other PopCap games.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
If you ever thought of buying a unique and original game on Steam, THIS IS THE ONE! THIS GAME IS THE ♥♥♥♥!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2012
When faced with the dilemma of buying holiday presents for that special someone, I can safely say there's no better suprise gift than Typer Shark!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
It might help that I can already touchtype, but I love the combination of randomness and functionality that Typer Shark gives. Where else can you kill sharks to practice typing. Not much difference between levels, so some monotony sets in, but it is still compelling!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
The game that introduced me to PC :) I had an actual disc back in the day. Man! I feel old :p
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,063.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
i love to type it is a good game
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Super fun and addicting game! Well-worth the money! The only problem is that once you exit the game, you must manually go into your task manager to close it. I hope they make a sequel with updated graphics, feature of blood and gore, and... TO BE ABLE TO 360 NO SCOPE THE F**KING SHARKS #420SMOKEWEEDEVERYDAY
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