Play Google Pac-Man Doodle with Easter Egg
You can play Pac-Man anytime you want from
Google is celebrating 30th anniversary of PAC-MAN with a playable doodle on its home page. The doodle will be active for next 48 hours i.e. till 22 May midnight. To play the game, either you have to “Insert Coin” button, which replaces “I am feeling lucky” button or wait for few seconds until game automatically starts. To control the movement of Pac-man use the arrow keys.
Pac-Man Doodle Easter Egg
If you press insert coin buttons twice, Ms. Pac-Man appears and you can control her by WASD keys. Arrow keys will still move Mr. Pac-Man.
You can also customize iGoogle with this Pac-man theme: http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes&url=ighosting.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/xml/game_pacman.xml
Japaese video game designer Tōru Iwatani for Namco made Pac-Man on May 22, 1980. The highest score ever achieved is 3,333,360 by Billy Mitchel from Hollywood, Florida. (more)
Google’s senior UX designer and developer, Marcin Wichary says on this occation – “PAC-MAN seems like a natural fit for the Google homepage. They’re both deceptively straightforward, carefully hiding their complexity under the hood. There’s a light-hearted, human touch to both of them. And we can only hope you find using Google at least a quarter as enjoyable as eating dots and chasing ghosts. You know, without actually needing any quarters.”