The New Google Doodle Is a FREAKING GAME OF PAC-MAN

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This weekend's Google doodle, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, takes the whole idea of the Google doodle to the next level. Actually, it just takes it to the first level—the logo's a playable, 256-level Pac-Man game.


Google's new Pac-Man doodle—one of the custom logos the company posts every few days to celebrate a special occasion—brings back all the elements of the original, including the ghosts, the fruits, the "wakka wakka wakka," and even the kill screen on level 256. Hitting the "insert coin" button even lets you play 2 player mode with the WASD keys on your keyboard. (Read: TWO HANDED PAC-MAN.)

It'll be up all weekend long, starting right now. Very cool, and it already has me looking forward to 2040 when the playable Red Dead Redemption Google doodle drops. Stop whatever you're doing and go eat some ghosts at Google.

Update: The Google doodle Pac-Man goodness works on smart phones and iPads, too. Show those ghosts how you feel by (literally) flicking them off.



It's just a static graphic for me. This makes me sad.