Dinosaur Game on Google Chrome browser has been around for several years. To mark the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which are already underway, the search giant has added several modifications to the classic game. While the friendly little T-rex on your screen normally jumps over the cactus when you hit the spacebar, a Reddit user has now noticed that the game has undergone a major change. Later, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also tweeted about it, confirming the fun new mini-games the classic game now features.
Sharing a screenshot from the game, which features the T-rex and an Olympic torch, Redditt user () wrote: “On the Chrome Dino games, Google added some mini-games related to, I think, the Olympics.” So now if you play the game even while your internet is working, you will find a torch at the start of the game. If instead of jumping over it, you bump into it, the T-rex will turn into a different kind of runner , seeming more focused with his eyes on the finish line. In the first game, in fact, instead of jumping over obstacles, the character dodges them.
Redditt users tried their hand at the new dinosaur game and loved it. An user () also figured out that if you could make the T-rex bump into torches, you could “play other minigames”.
An enthusiastic user () pointed out that the game could also be played on mobile.
“Yes, there it is. So far I’ve been surfing and swimming,” read one of the comments.
After playing the game, a user () simply wrote, “That’s awesome.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also tweeted a screenshot from the game in which the T-rex is seen surfing. “Maybe I should work on my surfing skills,” Pichai wrote. However, it’s the replies to Pichai’s tweet that will make your day.
Might need to work on my surfing skills???? chrome://dino/ pic.twitter.com/OqDn3RHLGg
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 23, 2021
For example, user @rahulcoder pointed out that this was the first time he had seen “a dinosaur on horseback with a protective helmet”.
This is the first time I see a dinosaur riding a horse with a protective helmet ???? I really enjoyed that!! pic.twitter.com/Mda2qOoRp3
— Rahul Malhotra (@rahulcoder) July 23, 2021
Another user (@MOHITKU01916932) shared his high score on the game and asked if anyone could beat it.
My best score… Can someone beat me pic.twitter.com/Xn71enxFKK
— kumarmohit…???????? (@MOHITKU01916932) July 23, 2021
Here are some other reactions from users who have tried the new minigame,
I did better. ???? pic.twitter.com/DdfkKygSQN
— AsHuToSh (@ashutoshk63) July 23, 2021
oh ho..now it’s much cooler pic.twitter.com/3M5l7Y7Sy5
— ????Anil Loutombam ???????? (@Anilloutombam) July 23, 2021
The Olympics version/update is excellent. pic.twitter.com/kKC2zxTYNs
— Prasanna R (@just_prasanna) July 24, 2021
I beat your high score Mr. Sundar Pichai ???????? pic.twitter.com/LOF0WDnwEv
— ????₷ⲀⲀℋℐℒ???? (@saahil_mahato) July 23, 2021
The other notable feature of the game is that once you hit an obstacle or hurdle, the on-screen message is not “Game Over” but “またプレイしてね”, which translated as “Replay”. The fact that the message is flashing in Japanese establishes that the new update is indeed a tribute to this year’s Summer Olympics.