The first Google Doodle you can actually play celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of America’s first video game icons.
Update: Google being Google has an Easter Egg in the app. Hit ‘insert coin’ button twice and get a 2nd player Miss Pac-Mac who someone else can control with the “ADSW” keys. (Thanks Deep Blue!)
Pac-Man was launched on May 22, 1980 in Japan. In October of that same year, it came to America and was an instant hit — America’s first blockbuster mainstream videogame.
Hard to believe that was 30 years ago.
Anyway, if you want to rekindle your Pac-Man love affair, head over to Google.com and have a play. Oh, and it isn’t Flash based for you iPad/Pod/Phone users who want to get your game on.