If you heading to Microsoft Edge to play the in-built browser game, it is no longer a case of surf’s up. Instead, you will be hitting the slopes. Yes, Microsoft has made a tweak and for the holiday season is offering a skiing retro game where the surf game once was.
Microsoft has been offering the “Surf Game” to all Edge users since early 2020, after previously previewing it. It is an 8-bit retro title that plays directly within the company’s Chromium-based web browser.
To celebrate the Holiday Season 2021, Microsoft is updating the game. You will be swapping the tropical backdrop and blue waves for a snowy slope and slalom skiing. Can you complete the course by avoiding obstacles like trees, rocks, buildings, and flags? You’ll even run into a yeti on your travels.
“Get your winter clothes on and hit the slopes with a limited-time skiing theme for the surf game in Microsoft Edge 96!” Microsoft says in a tweet on the official Edge Dev account. “Can you avoid the yeti while taking a trip down memory lane?”
While the game is different, you can still access it in the same way. So, head to Microsoft Edge and navigate to edge://surf/ to get started.
Easter Egg Game
In 2019, Microsoft embedded an Microsoft Edge Easter egg into its Chromium Edge preview. That game was an 8-bit-style surfing game that was used to promote the new Microsoft Edge logo. To start 2020, Microsoft brought the game to the Canary preview channel. Now, the game is available on the full Edge release.
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