Google has a rich tradition of incorporating hidden surprises, known as easter eggs, into its search engine. These delightful additions often include mini-games or animated features triggered by specific search terms. Continuing this tradition, Google has included a built-in mini-game for those who search for “Katamari” (as reported by Kotaku). “Katamari” refers to a game series that originally debuted on the PlayStation 2. In this mini-game, you have the opportunity to roll up everything on the page into a virtual ball. To initiate the game, simply click on the Katamari ball icon located on the right side of your screen. When playing, you can use the arrow keys on your desktop or laptop keyboard, or your finger if accessing it on a mobile device.
This easter egg is likely a nod to the recent remaster of “We Love Katamari,” released earlier this month. The original game, launched on PlayStation 2 in 2005, received a remastered edition titled “We Love Katamari Reroll+ Royal Reverie.” This remastered version is available on various platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.
The Katamari series is developed by Bandai Namco and revolves around a collection of puzzle-action games where players assume the role of the Prince of All Cosmos. In this surreal series, players are tasked with rolling up a ball composed of random objects such as cats, cars, and more. These balls replace the stars in the sky that were initially destroyed by the King of the Cosmos, your father.
Fortunately, Google’s version of the game is less stressful. It doesn’t have specific goals or time limits. You can roll the Katamari ball to your heart’s content until you’ve captured everything available (or until there’s nothing left to catch). I must confess that I spent more time than I’d like to admit “testing” the game on my computer, and it performed quite well in my experience. However, the mobile version is somewhat less polished. The game appears to have a noticeable input lag, making the overall experience less optimal. Nevertheless, as a hidden treat, Katamari enthusiasts will still find enjoyment and amusement in this easter egg.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Easter egg.
What is the ‘Katamari Damacy’ easter egg on Google?
The ‘Katamari Damacy’ easter egg on Google is a hidden feature that allows users to play a mini-game where they can roll up search results into a virtual ball. It is a playful addition to Google’s search engine.
How do I access the ‘Katamari Damacy’ easter egg on Google?
To access the ‘Katamari Damacy’ easter egg on Google, simply search for the term “Katamari” in the search engine. Look for the Katamari ball icon on the right side of your screen and click on it to start the mini-game.
What is the objective of the ‘Katamari Damacy’ mini-game?
The ‘Katamari Damacy’ mini-game allows you to roll up everything on the page into a virtual ball. There is no specific goal or time limit. You can roll the Katamari ball to your heart’s content, capturing various objects and enjoying a stress-free gaming experience.
Which platforms was the remastered version of ‘We Love Katamari’ released on?
The remastered version of ‘We Love Katamari’ titled “We Love Katamari Reroll+ Royal Reverie” was made available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.
Who developed the Katamari series?
The Katamari series was developed by Bandai Namco. It consists of puzzle-action games where players assume the role of the Prince of All Cosmos and are tasked with rolling up a ball made of random objects.
Is the ‘Katamari Damacy’ mini-game available on mobile devices?
Yes, the ‘Katamari Damacy’ mini-game is available on mobile devices. However, it has been reported to have some input lag issues, which can affect the gaming experience. The game performs better on desktop or laptop devices.