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A playable … logo? That’s exactly what web giant Google has today, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man‘s Japanese release. The doodle (Google’s term for its event and holiday-specific logos) is accessible on its main page and is a full 255-level game complete with a 256th level “kill screen,” just like the original coin-operated one.

Also if u click the insert coin button near the search box of the doodle you can enter in two player mode and the second player can use the wasd keys to play !
The interactive doodle — a first for Google — is the brainchild of senior user experience designer Marcin Wichary, whose earliest exposure to Pac-Man came at age five while traveling across his native Poland with his father, a game technician, to repair arcade machines. Wichary worked with Google doodler (yes, it’s a real job) Ryan Germick to create the finished design.

It can get a little annoying after a while, especially if you have a habit of visiting Google frequently !

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