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Mario Teaches Typing (DOS)

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Title Screen

Mario Teaches Typing

Developer: Interplay
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: DOS
Released in US: November 13, 1991
Released in EU: November 23, 1991


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Mario Teaches Typing is a game where Mario attempts to teach you to type, featuring ugly graphics and mediocre renditions of songs from Super Mario World.

Unused Graphics

Early Final
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MCAS.ANI has an early sprite for Mario jumping. He has different shading and his right arm is bent differently.

Unused Text

STEVE

At the beginning of every .RS file is the name "STEVE", followed by copyright.

STEVE 
(c) 1992 Interplay

ASCII Art

At offset 0x20DE7 in MARIO.EXE is some ASCII art of Mario's head.

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Version Differences

Mario is voiced by Ronald B. Ruben in the floppy disk version and by Charles Martinet in the CD version. The CD version also adds Mario's giant floating head, which would later appear in Super Mario 64.