Remember SkiFree? Microsoft is a hidden dinosaur game from Google Chrome. The new version of Microsoft Edge has a secret surf game that works offline. It is SkiFree with a new coat of paint that is still being exchanged for the Kraken.
This new feature is part of Microsoft Edge 82. From February 28, 2020 it is only available in unstable Canary versions of Microsoft Edge. However, it should come to the stable version of Microsoft Edge by the end of April 2020.
Access to the surf game
To access the game, type
edge: // surf in Edge & # 39; s address bar and press Enter. If you use a version of Edge that contains the game, it will be loaded immediately. The "edge: //" part of the address indicates that this is an internal page that is built into the Microsoft Edge application itself.
You will see the character selection screen. Use the left and right arrow keys and the space bar to select a character and start playing.
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How to play Edge & # 39; s Secret Surfing Game
Use the arrow keys to move you to control the character and the space bar to pause. The left and right keys move left and right, the up key stops your surfer and the down key continues surfing. Press the "f" key to use a power-up power-up – you can get one at the start of the game. They look like green lightning bolts.
Just like in the classic SkiFree game, your goal is to get as far as possible. The game counts how far you have traveled in your current run at the top of the window. You start with three hearts. You lose a heart with every crash. After you have lost your whole heart, your run ends and the game shows how far you have come.
You can also control the game with a mouse or touchpad. Move the mouse cursor to control your character and double-click to activate the speed boost.
The game even supports Xbox controllers. Connect an Xbox 360 controller or connect an Xbox One controller wirelessly and you can control the game with the joysticks or the d-pad, with the A button to pause and the right trigger to activate your speed boost. This game even supports the rumble function on your controller!
You can select other game modes by clicking the menu button in the upper right corner of the game. Here are the available game modes:
- Let's surf : the standard endless game mode. Try to get as far as possible.
- Time Trial : There is an end to this course. Try to get there as quickly as possible.
- Zig zag : The sea has gates that you have to surf through. Try to pass as many gates as possible one after the other.
The game also contains other useful accessibility functions. There is a "High visibility mode" switch that makes it easier to see obstacles and a "Reduced speed mode" that slows down the surfing speed.
All controls of the game are also explained in the menu. Click on the menu button and select "How to Play" to view the keyboard, mouse, touchpad and game controller control diagrams.
It & # 39; s 2020 and SkiFree is Back  This game is of course different from SkiFree. Instead of skiing, you surf. Instead of dodging Yetis, you avoid sea monsters. But the gameplay feels pretty familiar, and anyone who remembers Microsoft SkiFree in the 90s should get a dose of nostalgia out of it.
This game may seem a bit crazy, but it is much more complete than the Google Chrome dinosaur game. Just like the famous dino game from Chrome, it works completely offline. If your internet connection fails and you want to kill a few minutes, you can always load the surf game and play it completely offline.