Google is known for its love of Easter eggs in search, which has now been replenished with a new one inspired by the Katamari Damacy game series. When users search for the word Katamari, they can play a mini-game that allows you to recreate the basic mechanics of the game right in the search output. Yes, you will be able to move the ball and collect all the elements on the page.
To start the game, the user needs to click on the Katamari ball icon on the right side of the screen. The game can be played using the arrow keys on the keyboard of a desktop computer or laptop, as well as using the touch screen on a smartphone.
Easter egg is dedicated to the recent remaster of the game We Love Katamari, which was first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The remaster, titled We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie, is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.
The Katamari series developed by Bandai Namco is a collection of puzzle games where players take on the role of the Prince of All Cosmos. The object of the game is to create the biggest ball possible out of random objects such as cats and cars to replace the stars in the sky that were destroyed by the player’s father, the King of All Cosmos.
Google’s version of the game is less intense, with no specific goal or time limit. Users can roll the Katamari ball until they run out of letters and images on the search engine page that can be collected. The game runs smoothly on PC, but the mobile experience may be less enjoyable due to noticeable input lag. Still, fans of Katamari will probably appreciate this fun addition to Google’s search engine.