Happy 30th Birthday Pac-Man

Internet giant Google marks the 30th birthday of Pac-Man by featuring the classic arcade videogame in the first-ever playable doodle on its home page.

Web users who open Google’s homepage after 1500 GMT Friday will be greeted by a small-scale Pac-man game set around a barely discernible “Google” in the middle of the game’s colorful maze.

The game designed by Toru Iwatani was first released by Japan-based Namco into arcades on May 22, 1980.

The Google doodle Pac-Man comes complete with the arcade game’s trademark music and sound effects, and an “Insert Coin” button where Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button usually is.


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2 comments on “Happy 30th Birthday Pac-Man
  1. 2E0VYV says:

    If computer games had any effect on the real world…..then we’d have… as kids spent days running around in darkened rooms, listening to repetitive music and munching power pills 😉
    J skool of 89
    tetris l0rd

  2. m6der says:

    wow, wjat a balst from the past… just played well you have to dont you. it would be rude not too. and i am jsut as bad now as i was in the 80’s only got to level 3 lol

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