What is do a Barrel Roll?


Barrel Roll

Everybody, whoever uses the Internet, definitely interacted with Google. Nowadays, Google provides various services. But when it was started. Its basic functionality was just a search engine. Where people come and search the web for the information they required. After the initial start from a basic search, now Google also has done some experiments to entertain its users.

Google provides some games like Google Snake, Google Guitar, Pac-man, etc. to entertain its user. When the user has some spare time, he/she can play Google Games. “Do a Barrel Roll” or “Z or R twice” is a trick to entertain its user by Google. By using this Google Barrel Roll trick, Google provides search results on the Spinning web page. This means the user screen will start spinning while loading the search result page. Depending on your browser, if it worked perfectly, the browser should have rolled over clockwise, as if it’s performing a barrel roll. You’ll get the same effect if you search “z or r twice” in Google. It has a reference to a classic Nintendo game, why?

The word is often associated with the Nintendo 64 game Star Fox. The Series of Star Fox starred pilot Fox McCloud and his team members as they defend the Lyla system. The game for Super Nintendo allowed defending team to do the barrel roll by double tapping the L or R buttons. Peppy Hare, one of the Game characters, would tell the player to “Do a Barrel Roll” with a text displayed on the screen.

Google Barrel Roll

Google adopted the same “Barrel Roll” trick used in Nintendo 64 game Star Fox. But this trick only works when you search for do a barrel roll or Z or R twice means ZZ or RR query in Google. This will rotate the whole page by 360 degrees. It will bring you joy for approximately 5 seconds. If some player is using a Motorcycle, it will perform a Tilt Jump instead. Similarly, search for askew to have the slanted web layout. It serves no other purpose or goal than just being a cool trick to show your friends and family, I guess.

This trick works on any platform, any device desktop, laptop, or mobile, and also in any browser like Safari, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Just make a search for tilt or do a Barrel roll or Z or R twice on Google.com.

Z or R twice

Z or R twice is the Easter egg created by Google for its search engine users. It can be played by just typing the command “Z or R twice” into Google’s search bar (now you can search from the address bar too in modern browsers) and watching the Barrel Roll action of the result page. You will see that the entire web page flips by 360 degrees.

Keep reading if you want to know how to do Google barrel roll twice or 2 times, 3 times, 5 times, 5.5 times, 10 times, 15 times, 20 times, 100 times, 1000 times, 10000 times, 50 times, 500 times, 5000 times, 50000 times, 1 million times or even 100000000000000000000000000000000000 times.

When it came to existence, Google barrel roll became one of the hottest search terms very quickly on Google and at that time started trending worldwide on Twitter too. Now, it is not trending on Twitter, but still, millions of users enjoy it.

Do a backflip

But what if you want to search for something other than these specific words? Yes, your doubt is right, if you search any other word or query, it will not create a backflip effect and serve you the result normally. Now as you know, there is a drawback of this trick is that this works on a specific keyword only and not for other queries the user really wants to search. You can overcome this drawback by using the Gog logo’s barrel roll functionality.

Here, you can even change the default logo of the search engine to your name or to anything you want and whatever you search on Go roll, you will get search results in spinning form and it does it very fast as compared to Google. It will rotate the page in 1 second, which is 4 seconds faster than Google. Here at the Gog logo, the result page will spin one time for every query but the main page can spin multiple times.