New York – It’s the Pac-Man 30th anniversary this weekend, and Google is celebrating as only Google can: with a free online game embedded in its homepage logo.
The ever-changing Google logos – called Google Doodles – which often celebrate holidays and notable birthdays, was updated Friday to look like a screen classic Pac-Man game.
But in a delightful twist – the logo actually is a Pac-Man game. Alongside the “Google Search” button, today the site offers an “Insert Coin” button.
Click it once – you get Pac-Man. And added bonus – click it twice – you get Ms. Pac-Man for two players.
Google’s and Twitter search trends were burning with Pac-Man related key words as word spread – and (we suspect!) work in offices across the nation ground to a halt and game fans paused to play.
To play, Pac-Man on the Google home page, click “Insert Coin” and when the word “Ready!” appears, use the arrow keys to control your Pac-Man.
If you add Ms. Pac-Man to the mix – Player 2 uses the “W-A-S-D” keys as controllers.