Katamari Damacy: Google has a rich tradition of incorporating easter eggs into its search engine, offering users delightful surprises in the form of minigames or animations triggered by specific keywords. Continuing this tradition, the company has introduced a captivating built-in minigame when you search for “Katamari” (as reported by Kotaku).
Originally released on the PlayStation 2, Katamari is a popular game series. The minigame enables you 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. On desktop or laptop devices, you can control the game using the arrow keys on your keyboard, while mobile users can interact with the game by using their fingers.
Google’s Katamari Easter Egg Offers Captivating Minigame Experience
The inclusion of the “Katamari” easter egg in Google’s search results is likely a nod to the recent remaster of We Love Game. This beloved game, originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, received a remastered edition titled We Love Game Reroll+ Royal Reverie. The remastered version was made available on various platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.
The Katamari series, developed by Bandai Namco, encompasses a collection of puzzle-action games centered around the adventures of the Prince of All Cosmos. In this imaginative series, players assume the role of the Prince and embark on a quest to roll up various objects, ranging from cats to cars and beyond.
These conglomerations of objects serve as replacements for the stars in the sky, which were accidentally destroyed by the Prince’s father, the King of the Cosmos. The games offer a unique and surreal experience that captivates players with their whimsical storyline and gameplay mechanics.
Google’s rendition of the Katamari game is a less demanding and stress-inducing experience. It doesn’t impose any specific goals or time limits, allowing you to roll the Game ball to your heart’s content until there’s nothing left to catch.
The mobile version seemed a bit rough, as it exhibited noticeable input lag, which detracted from the overall enjoyment. Nevertheless, as a delightful easter egg, fans of Katamari should still find it amusing and entertaining.