Man's birthday is actually tomorrow, but surely that won't stop fans
from commemorating today with a few rounds of the video arcade game
classic. Google is known for acknowledging holidays and
special events by changing
up the logo on its homepage with creative Google Doodles.
And today, the popular search engine did not disappoint.
Google produced a full-fledged version of the video game to celebrate
another year for Pac Man.To get started, just go to the
Google homepage, click the button that says "Insert Coin"
and you're ready to play Pac Man. If you'd like to make it a
2-player game or Ms. Pac Man is your preference, just click
"Insert Coin" again. As it appears, the
characters are PNG images, the walls are one big image, each dot is
an HTML div that appears and then disappears in this interactive
doodle. There's minimum Flash and lots of splash, while the
Man was released in 1980 by Namco Bandai, a company in Japan, and is
listed as the world's most successful coin-operated game by Guinness
World Records. Pac Man made $100,000 in sales in its first
year. The iconic game stems from the Japanese word, "Paku"
which means to chomp. Pac Man got its first
new mazes in 2007, 26 years after it was created and is
featured in the XBox 360 Arcade. The game
reaches 256 levels and as of 11 am today, can be played for the next