Google Doodle: Interactive Pac-Man

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the surprise treats that Google offers every now and then with its Doodles. A few minutes ago, when I went online to check my stuff, I saw a welcome sight on Google – the new Doodle celebrating Pac-Man’s 30th birthday.

Take one look at that and tell me that you did not feel a thrill going down your spine! Even better, go visit Google, which I am pretty sure you’ve already done anyway. If you didn’t notice, the doodle is interactive. You can actually play a game or two using your mouse. I guess I have no shame at all – I am going to admit that my Pac-Man died within a minute the first time I tried playing!

By the way, you can also use the WASD keys to control Ms. Pac-Man. This is for the two-player version of the game, which you can engage in by “inserting two coins.” As you can see in the screen shot, the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is replaced with an “Insert Coin” button.

Anyhow, just to take you down memory lane, the first ever Pac-Man arcade game machine was released by Namco on May 22, 2010. This was done in Shibuya, Tokyo. This game has ends on the 256th screen. Google, in an effort to stay true to the original, has also programmed the Doodle to end on this screen. You can play with the Doodle for 48 hours. What are you waiting for?

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