In honour to YouTube’s first Geek Week event, YouTube provided some special surprises for their users. They set custom searches that produce unusual results like unlocking arcade game Missile Command or adding amazing effects to the search results.
1980 Missile Command arcade game
To start the game, play a random YouTube video and then type 1980. Not in the search, just press the 1-9-8-0 buttons on your keyboard. Then an amazing YouTube missile arcade game will start.
Your aim is to defend the video you watch from the missiles. The game is really entertaining.
YouTube results page in ASCII format
Simply type ‘/ Geek Week’ in the search and you will have a search results page in ASCII format, displaying all the latest Geek Week videos that have been uploaded.
You can also test 3 more amazing effects. Type in the YouTube search:
- ‘Use the force, Luke’
- ‘Beam me up, Scotty’