Google’s Dinosaur Game Now Features Olympic Torches, Other Minigames

Once you hit an obstacle, the message on the screen reads, “またプレイしてね,” that translates to “Play again”.

Dinosaur Game on Google’s Chrome browser has been around for quite a long while. To mark the Tokyo Olympics 2020 that is now in progress, the search giant has added a few changes to the classic game. While ordinarily, the friendly little T-rex on your screen jumps over cactus when you hit spacebar, a Reddit user has now spotted that the game has received a major change. Later, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also tweeted on the same, confirming the fun new minigames the classic game has on offer now.

Sharing a screen capture of the game, that includes the T-rex and an Olympic light, the Redditt client (u/Mr_Kris_ ) stated, “On the Chrome Dino games, Google has added mini-games related to I think the Olympics.” So now, in the event that you play the game even while your Internet is working, you will discover a light toward the start of the game. If instead of jumping over it, you bump into it, the T-rex transforms into a different kind of runner, appearing to be more focussed with his eyes on the finishing line. In the first game, in fact, instead of jumping over the hurdles, the character ducks them.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also tweeted a screenshot of the game in which the T-rex is seen surfing. “Might need to work on my surfing skills,” Pichai wrote. However, it’s the replies to Pichai’s tweet that will make your day.

For instance, user @rahulcoder pointed out that it was the first time he had seen “a dinosaur riding a horse with a helmet for protection.”
Here are some more reactions from users who tried out the new minigame,

The other notable feature in the game is that once you hit a hurdle or an obstacle, the message on the screen isn’t “Game Over” however “またプレイしてね,” that means “Play once more.” The way that the message flashes in Japanese set up that the new update is indeed a tribute to this year’s Summer Olympics.