Friday, May 21, 2010

PAC-MAN is 30 years old tomorrow... and check out how Google is celebrating!

Of all the clever logos that Google has done to mark various occasions and moments in history, this is by far the kewlest. Tomorrow is the thirtieth anniversary of the debut of Pac-Man, and Google has a fully-playable Pac-Man logo up!

Use your keyboard's arrow keys to move Pac-Man around the maze. Other than the customized Google design it plays EXACTLY like the arcade original: including 255 screens and the 256th "kill screen". It even has the act breaks!

Thanks to Chad Austin for the heads-up! And hey, while we're on the subject of celebrating video gaming's first bona-fide hero, how about we also play "Weird Al" Yankovic's never-officially released parody of The Beatles' "Taxman"? Here's a homemade music video of "Pac-Man"!

1 comment:

AfterShock said...

OH MAN! Did you know it has a 2-player mode?? I found it almost by accident - I clicked the "Insert Coin" button twice and what should happen but Ms. Pac-man showed up on screen!

You can control her with the W-A-S-D keys and Pac-Man with the regular arrow keys. Unfortunately, I am not quite talented enough to control both at the same time. One or the other would always get killed!

:)

Friday, May 21, 2010

PAC-MAN is 30 years old tomorrow... and check out how Google is celebrating!

Of all the clever logos that Google has done to mark various occasions and moments in history, this is by far the kewlest. Tomorrow is the thirtieth anniversary of the debut of Pac-Man, and Google has a fully-playable Pac-Man logo up!

Use your keyboard's arrow keys to move Pac-Man around the maze. Other than the customized Google design it plays EXACTLY like the arcade original: including 255 screens and the 256th "kill screen". It even has the act breaks!

Thanks to Chad Austin for the heads-up! And hey, while we're on the subject of celebrating video gaming's first bona-fide hero, how about we also play "Weird Al" Yankovic's never-officially released parody of The Beatles' "Taxman"? Here's a homemade music video of "Pac-Man"!

1 comment:

AfterShock said...

OH MAN! Did you know it has a 2-player mode?? I found it almost by accident - I clicked the "Insert Coin" button twice and what should happen but Ms. Pac-man showed up on screen!

You can control her with the W-A-S-D keys and Pac-Man with the regular arrow keys. Unfortunately, I am not quite talented enough to control both at the same time. One or the other would always get killed!

:)