Kids on Keys (ZX Spectrum)

Kids on Keys ZX Spectrum This screen is displayed as the game loads


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This is a collection of three mini-games designed to drill in some basic reading and typing skills to the young microcomputer user of the early '80s. The first of the three games (each with four skill levels, demanding faster reflexes) presents the player with falling letters which must be typed correctly before hitting the bottom of the screen... and eventually the game's mascot floats down defying the player to type in an entire word. The second game takes word-typing as a given skill, as the player is now in charge of typing in the full names of icons of common household objects gradually floating down the screen. In the third game, an object is named on the bottom of the screen and the player must punch in the correct number corresponding to the object's icon, displayed on screen.

The second and third games have bonus rounds whose gameplay is as the regular rounds, except that the icons are now partially obscured, demanding a certain exercise of player memory faculties.


Kids on Keys ZX Spectrum Game 2, level 1. Here the player must enter the first letter of the item that's falling. Entering a H for House will score the 3 points displayed at the top of the screen
Kids on Keys ZX Spectrum At the end of the level the falling letters stop, there is a pause, all the letters that were successfully prevented from reaching the ground appear with the train
Kids on Keys ZX Spectrum Its that kid again, drifting down the screen. The player types in the word below the umbrella, in this case LIE, for bonus points. This causes the kid to wave and float upwards.
Kids on Keys ZX Spectrum At the end of the second bonus round a new high score had been achieved but there was no prompt for the player's name. from here the player is prompted to play again or return to the main menu

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Pseudo_Intellectual (45096) added Kids on Keys (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 18, 2008
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