In keeping with its tradition of celebrating historical events, the Maestro of Search has created a custom "doodle" to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man. This doodle, however, is the first ever fully interactive Google logo - just give it a second or hit the "Insert Coin" button and it'll kick in, then watch as whatever it was you were about to do wakka-wakkas into oblivion.
The simulation is surprisingly complete - according to CNET, Google worked with Namco-Bandai to recreate all 255 levels with authentic sounds, animations, and "coffee breaks" (the animations between stages). Protip: Hit "Insert Coin" twice for two players, with Ms. Pac-Man!
May 21, 2010