The Google Dino Game is very simple. It’s kind of like that old 2D, side-scroller Mario game, except there aren’t any Koopas chasing you or mushrooms that make you grow. It’s just a dinosaur, some cacti, and a few birds. All you have to do is survive by jumping over the cacti, birds, and sometimes ducking.
Just press the spacebar to get the game started. Once you’re going, you can use the spacebar or the up arrow to make the dino jump. The longer you hold the spacebar or up arrow, the higher your dino will jump.
To make the dinosaur duck, press the down arrow on your keyboard.
Note that if you lose a couple of times in a row, a little toggle switch will appear below the game that says “Start slower.” You can switch it on to play the easy mode. But it will always get faster eventually.
While most people will only play the dino game when their internet is offline, you can play it online. Just visit the URL “chrome://dino/” to play the game in your Chrome browser.
Everyone’s a winner in the Dino Game. But you can’t exactly beat the game. When you hit a cactus or a bird, you will see a Game Over screen. If you manage to keep going and going, you’ll be rewarded with more of the game. It never actually ends.