Microsoft Adds Secret Surfing Game To Edge Browser

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If you've been using the Chrome desktop browser for some time now, you might already know of the hidden dinosaur game Easter egg. Microsoft has also taken a similar route with its Edge browser. The company has built a surfing game into the browser that feels similar to the classic SkiFree skiing game released for Windows way back in 1991.

The surfing game can be accessed by entering the following URL [edge://surf/] in the address bar of the Edge browser. The game offers three modes, including a classic surf mode, a time trial, and a slalom mode in which you are required to sail between surf gates. The classic surf mode is essentially an endless surfer where you can rack up high scores while avoiding obstacles and a Kraken that can follow you around. The time trial mode requires you to collect the most coins in a short amount of time, requiring you to rely on speedy routes. There is also a zig-zag mode, which I felt to be quite difficult.

Microsoft also went out of its way to offer keyboard, mouse, touch, and gamepad support, including support for the Xbox One controller. A leaderboard also exists, but it is only limited to your PC.

This surfing game is not something that will be doing the rounds on Twitch or Mixer, but I feel that it still requires some attention for Microsoft's creative touch. So, if you're ever stuck without an internet connection, you can quickly switch to this surfing game and create personal records while waiting for your connection to restore. The game has been added to Edge Canary and the Dev builds of the browser. The game will also be coming to the stable version of the browser very soon.

Once you've tried the game, do come back and let us know how you feel about it. Is it more difficult or more fun than Google's Dino game? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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