Do you recall SkiFree? Google Chrome’s hidden dinosaur game has been surpassed by Microsoft. Microsoft Edge features a hidden surfing game that functions even when you’re not connected to the internet. It’s SkiFree, but with a new coat of paint and the Kraken in place of yetis. Microsoft Edge 83, which was launched in May 2020, included it.
How to Get into the Surfing Game
To play the game, go to Edge’s address bar and input edge:/surf. It will begin to load instantly. The “edge:/” prefix indicates that this is an internal page created inside the Microsoft Edge program itself.
You’ll be sent to the character selection screen. To pick a character and begin playing, use the left and right arrow keys, as well as the space bar.
Edge’s Secret Surfing Game: How to Play
To control your character, use the arrow keys, and the space bar to pause. The left and right arrow keys move your surfer left and right, respectively, while the up and down arrow keys stop and restart surfing. To utilize a speed boost power-up, use the “f” key—you may acquire one at the beginning of the game. They resemble green lightning bolts.
Your aim, like in the traditional SkiFree game, is to go as far as possible. At the top of the window, the game displays the distance you’ve gone in your current run. You are given three hearts to begin with. You lose a heart with each accident. When you run out of hearts, your run is over, and the game displays you how far you got.
You may also play the game using a mouse or a touchpad. Control your character using your mouse cursor, then double-click to trigger the speed increase.
The game even supports Xbox 360 controllers. Plug in an Xbox 360 controller or wirelessly link an Xbox One controller to control the game using the joysticks or d-pad, pausing with the A button and activating your speed boost with the right trigger. This game also works with your controller’s rumbling function!
Other game modes may be selected by hitting the menu button in the top-right corner of the game. The following are the available game modes:
- Let’s surf: The typical never-ending game mode. Make an effort to go as far as possible.
- Time trial: This course has a conclusion. Make every effort to arrive as soon as feasible.
- Zig zag: The sea has gates that you must pass through in order to surf. Attempt to pass through as many gates as possible in a succession.
Other useful accessibility features are also included in the game. There is a “High visibility mode” setting that makes impediments more visible, and a “Reduced speed mode” toggle that slows down the surfing pace.
The menu also explains all of the game’s controls. To examine the control schemes for the keyboard, mouse, touchpad, and game controller, click the menu button and choose “How to play.”
SkiFree has returned
Of course, this game differs from SkiFree. You’re surfing instead of skiing. You’re avoiding sea monsters rather than yetis. The gameplay, on the other hand, seems quite familiar, and anybody who recalls playing Microsoft SkiFree in the 1990s should get a kick out of it.
This game may seem goofy at first glance, but it is much more comprehensive than Google Chrome’s dinosaur game. It operates completely offline, much as Chrome’s renowned dino game. If your internet connection fails and you need to spend some time, you can always launch the surfing game and play it completely offline.