04/27/2012 11:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Google 'Zerg Rush' To Unlock A Delightfully Geeky Game (VIDEO)

Tired of the same old Google searches? You type your query, Google returns results, you click the one you want. Yawn.

But what if you had to battle Google for your search results?

If that sounds like your cup of tea, then type "zerg rush" into your Google search bar on This newly discovered easter egg unlocks a game that unleashes dozens of letter Os to obliterate the links on your search page. When all your search results have been destroyed, the Os form two giant Gs. You can earn points by clicking on the letter Os to stop them in their tracks.

You can't win, though. We tried and tried to no avail. And it seems we weren't the only ones. According to Ubergizmo, "Defeat is inevitable." CNET agrees: "[Y]ou're fighting a losing battle."

Gamers will recognize "zerg rush" as an homage to the sci-fi strategy game "Starcraft," in which a horde of attacking alien enemies (called Zergs) would sometimes overwhelm an unsuspecting player.

Forbes explains that the Zerg characters "spread through the universe by co-opting the DNA of other organisms and twisting it to their own purposes."

So, as you're trying desperately (but ultimately in vain) to fend off the evil Os, think of your fight as a last stand to defend the interwebz. And when you lose, which you will, take comfort in the fact that you can at least hit the "refresh" button.

See the easter egg in action (below), then scroll down and flip through the slideshow to view some of our favorite Google tricks.


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