Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing appreciation thread

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is an interactive video game with a history that stretches across 5 decades - debuting initially on MS-DOS in 1986.
It has boosted the WPM typing speed of many people all over the world, and now it has a speedrunning community.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are people unaware of the fact that Mavis has never been a real person, her made up character isn't even consistent in appearance and they put a new model on the cover with every release. And they're happier not knowing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The original Mavis (Mavis Ground Zero) was real but disappeared after 1995

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >""""video game""""

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it really isn’t. It’s edutainment at best and even that is stretch. It’s a typing tutor software tool.

      Even still I think edutainment/educational software should be discussed here as there is no true retro-computing board.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    speedrunning scene is lit

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to FUCK Mavis Beacon

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >5 decades since the 80s, what a bull-
    >80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, 20s
    FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/jkXMFPI.jpg

      Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is an interactive video game with a history that stretches across 5 decades - debuting initially on MS-DOS in 1986.
      It has boosted the WPM typing speed of many people all over the world, and now it has a speedrunning community.

      >80s to 90s: 1 decade
      >90s to 00s: 1 decade
      >00s to 10s: 1 decade
      >10s to 20s: 1 decade
      that's 4 decades and it won't be 5 decades until 2036

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i actually met Mavis Beacon in person once. we spent a whole afternoon teaching me how to type.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when are we getting a reboot??

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mavis Beacon
    Savoir of the human cyber race, worship and fear her. You are here today because she sold more copies than any man ever did.
    >The haters in this thread
    Complete trash human beings that their dead body wouldn't even be picked up off the street and hobos would come piss and shit on it while everyone else laughed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Savoir of the human race
      >Savoir
      Yeah, cool that you learned to misspell words really fast, courtesy of Beavis Macon

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I all remember is creating abominations.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this incarnation of her is an unironic babe. like an office milf version of rihanna

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder what the Japanese had similar to this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ive always wanted to know more about Japanese edutainment games. Only ones i know of are some math games on the Famicom and english lessons on DS. I feel like if a nip version of Reader Rabbit existed, jap learners would probably be interested in it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are a bunch, as you'd expect. Here's a quick overview.

      https://osaifushikibu.com/archives/2021051302.html

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yea I admittedly was too lazy to search. In the same sense I'm sure enough are aware of the west's old bundled Windows games like pinball, Japan also had their own alongside those. M$ even has downloads to them that probably got updated for recent compatibily, like an ARM version.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why wasn't Mavis Beacon in Marvel Vs Capcom 2?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Storm is in MvC2.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Janny deleting comments criticizing this unfunny meme. Turns out a janny is the Mavis Beacon shitposter? Would explain a lot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The core gameplay of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is based on skill. It can be a steep learning curve at the start because each keystroke has to be nearly-perfect if you truly want to become proficient. Otherwise, you will produce several typing errors that require enough time to cancel out the effect of the high RPM that they were typed at in the first place. Becoming truly proficient with a keyboard can help out immensely when it comes to gaming and the benefit transfers into using other peripherals like D-Pads. In that sense, WPM records aren't all too different from the high score table in an old arcade game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay chud janny. I taught myself typing because I'm not a low IQ retard, by the way

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what's your WPM? want to race me in typeracer? i bet you're complete shit lol

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not Mavis Bacon
    ugh!

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This cancer has given millions of people nerve damage.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mavis walked so mario could run

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ages 6-101
      I've never seen an upper limit on an age rating before

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