Games SEGA DREAMCAST THE TYPING OF THE DEAD User Manual

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Thank you for purchasing The Typing of the Dead. Please note that this software is designed only for use with the Dreamcast console. Be sure to read this instruction manual thoroughly before you start playing The Typing of the Dead.

C O N T E N T S

Before You Play . . . . . . 2

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . 4

The Flow of the Game . 6

Game Display . . . . . . . 8

Mode Selection . . . . . .11

Arcade Mode . . . . . . . .12

Original Mode . . . . . . .15

Tutorial Mode . . . . . . . .16

Drill Mode . . . . . . . . . . .19

Boss Mode . . . . . . . . . .20

Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Options . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Password Entry . . . . . . .21

Item Introductions . . . .22

Getting a Top Score... .23

The Typing of the Dead is a memory card compatible game [Visual 22 Memory Unit (VMU) sold separately]. 22 blocks of available space

are required to save.

Your option settings and records for every mode will automatically be saved whenever you quit a mode. To ensure that the game has been saved, do not cut the power until you have quit a mode and returned to the Title Screen.

Never turn OFF the Dreamcast power, remove the memory card or disconnect the controller during saving or loading.

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Before You Play

This is a Dreamcast Keyboard exclusive game for one or two players. A two-player game requires two keyboards.

MEMORY CARD

CONTROLLER

1P KEYBOARD

2P KEYBOARD

Connecting a keyboard

For a one-player game, connect the keyboard to Control Port A. For a two-player, game connect keyboards to ports A and B. Do this before booting up the game.

Memory Card

To save game files to a memory card, insert a memory card into Expansion Socket 1 of your Dreamcast Controller, then connect this controller to either Control Port C or D. You cannot use the controller to play The Typing of the Dead. Use the keyboard for all of the game commands.

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Controls

Dreamcast Keyboard

Use the keyboard for all of the game commands.

Esc

 

F1~F4

 

 

 

F12

 

 

 

 

Delete

Pause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DFAS

MENU

Menu Selection

 

Enter

GAME PLAY

Join or continue a game (if you have credits)

MENU

Start a game. Enter a menu selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esc

GAME PLAY

Delete “Targeting” ( P.4)

 

MENU

Return to the previous screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause

GAME PLAY

Pause the game. Press again to continue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1~F4

GAME PLAY

Use items which you can allocate to each key

(ORIGINAL MODE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F12+Alt

GAME PLAY

Return to the Menu Screen from DRILL MODE or

TUTORIAL MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ctrl+Alt

GAME PLAY

Press simultaneously to return to the Title Screen

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The Basics

Correctly type each letter of the word(s) that appear in the zombie’s text box to delete them one by one.

You will defeat the zombie when you ha ve finished typing in the word.

Targeting

If there are several zombies on the screen at any one time, you can attack a specific zombie by entering the first letter of the word that appears below the zombie you wish to defeat. The word box of the zombie that you are presently attacking will display cursors in its four corners (targeting). In a two-player game the targeting cursors will be as follows:

1P=Red; 2P=Blue.

Look to see which zombie will attack you first. You should start by typing its word in fir st.

In this situation, type “W” to attack the left opponent and “G” to attack the right one.

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Delete Targeting

Press the Esc key to abort the current typing you have done on a particular zombie. The letters that you have typed so far will be deleted and you will be able to select a new zombie to attack.

This is a good technique to master if you are typing a long word and another closer zombie suddenly starts to attack you.

Switching between letters and symbols

Press and hold down the Shift key in order to type the symbols that are displayed on the keyboard above the number keys and other symbol keys. Release the Shift key to type numbers and the lower symbols again.

Example

!To type “!”, press the Shift key

1and the “1” key simultaneously.

The Typing of the Dead does not distinguish between upper and lower case letters. You only need to press the Shift key to type symbols.

You also do not need to type spaces. The Space bar is basically not used in this game.

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The Flow of the Game

CHAPTER SELECT...

Select a Chapter (a stage).

TYPING...

Defeat opponents by typing the words that appear in their word boxes.

MISSION...

Sometimes, you will be given new orders halfway through a stage. Successfully carry out your new mission to obtain a new item.

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BOSS...

You will meet a boss at the end of every stage. Every boss has a characteristic attack (the way that the words are displayed). The boss will be defeated when its life gauge is depleted.

RESULT...

Defeat a boss to end the present chapter and display your results.

Aim for as many points as possible to get a good rank.

CHAPTER SELECT...

At the next Chapter Select Screen, you can only try a harder chapter than the one just completed.

After you clear Chapter 5, you can attempt the Final Chapter.

Continue typing on and on...

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