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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review: Speed Texting 2.0

Speed Texting 2.0 claims to be the first game that aims at helping you text more accurately and faster, as well as compete against the world. When you peel away the glitzy layers, it's actually just a typing test under the skin. However, it will help you text faster.

The base game have 25 levels that tests you in single letters, two letters, all the way up to five or even six letter words and full sentences, complete with net lingo like U (You), 4 (for), TIA (thanks in advance), and so on. Basically, the faster you enter the letters, the faster you go through the level, and you want to finish the level before the time limit. You don't need to score 100% accurate (i.e. finish all the words given) but it helps you earn more "stars", which improves your "title", which enables more "taunts" that you can unleash in competition mode. It could be against yourself, against other players, or against speed records in your area code, the nation, or the world.

Despite what you think, having a full qwerty keyboard does NOT really help you go faster, though this game is fast enough as is. Some of these levels are extremely hard and one mistake will doom your entire attempt, and you finish with just milliseconds on the clock. Others are extremely easy with plenty of time available. The balancing isn't done quite right.

The actual game goes like this... "words" (and just combination of characters, like CH, LA, and so on) fall from top of the screen like "blocks", and you need to type them to clear them. As soon as you wipe out one, the next block appears. Thus, the faster you go, the faster you finish the level. The more words you let thru, the more time is added back on to the clock.

Periodically the creator will release additional level packs that challenge you to special word collections and you are to guess the theme. During the time I was on I didn't see any other players, as the servers seems to be down, so that part can't be tested.

All in all, this is basically texting tutor like TyperShark, but with a bit of glitz, and International rankings (supposedly). If you like a bit of competition I guess this could be up your alley. Otherwise, it's a great way to get "texting thumbs". :D

Overall rating: 6.0 out of 10
Pros: easy to pick up, well polished
Cons: didn't really try for anything special either, MP not working when tested

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  1. I couldn't play it with a qwerty keyboard! Help! Is there a feature that changes the settings or something??

  2. Hmmm... I had no problem with my LG enV. Perhaps you need to contact the game maker for support?