Word (Microsoft) Easter Egg - Space Invaders

(Note: this game only works on Microsoft Word 99. If you don't have it, it is avaliable for download on the internet. Also, this may work on later versions of Word. I'm not sure.)

You will notice this egg is similar to the Microsoft Word 97 Pinball game. The developers at microsoft made this game EXTRA HARD to access. Expect to make a few mistakes when trying to get into it. To get this to work, you need to do EXACTLY what is said below...

First, open a new word document and type: "/dos:cur44="
(without the quotation marks)

Next, highlight the words you typed, and go to format > font

set the font to bold, and colour red

click ok

hit enter 3 times

insert the symbol (from symbol menu, under normal text): "±"

now go to Help, then About Microsoft Word

hold "shift, control, M"

while holding, click on the product licence key box.

A window should appear (similar to an error window) with the heading: "Word Invaders", with a note below the heading saying: "/dos:cur44="

you will notice that this is what you typed earlier.

the window does not have any OK button, so instead type "play" on the keyboard

you should now be playing the game "Word Invaders"!! Have fun!!!

User Rating:
  6.1/10 with 27 votes
Contributed By: Anonymous on 04-16-2007
Reviewed By: racedogg2, dicai
Special Requirements: Any Windows version, and any Microsoft Word Version
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ToastyMoe writes:
That is so cool! I didn't expect this to work bescause it looks REALLY fake, but surprisingly, it isn't. You have to do exactly what it says for it to work. The game itself didn't look quite finished - I think Word developers must have wanted to put it in but then scrapped it (because of the pinball game). Top effort for finding this out!
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gamefreak writes:
How did you figure this out?! It must have taken years to correctly guess that password! Good Job!
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Thunderstorm writes:
hey, where can I download word 99? This looks like a fun egg but without the proper version of Word it doesn't work.
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AJ writes:
I don't think this works on mac...If it does please let me know.
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