Google celebrates Pac-Man’s 30th

Wow, today was really a big day for 30th anniversaries…who knew that video game legend Pac-Man was celebrating a monumental birthday today as well? Google knew, that’s who!

And in honor of the big yellow dude’s 30th birthday, the crazy-cool folks at the Googleplex are featuring a fully playable Pac-Man game where their logo should be on their home page. Wocka wocka yeah!

Better yet, if you double click the “insert coin” button on said home page, you can play a two player version of the game with Mrs. Pac-Man, who, as everyone knows, was always way cooler than her husband. I mean, hello, she had a bow on her head and shit. How cool is that?

And even though I can’t figure out how to insert a fully playable version of Pac-Man into my blog, I can share with you one of the best songs ever written about a video game. I’m talking, of course, about Buckner and Garcia’s cheese-tastic “Pac Man Fever”!

My brother and I practically burned a hole in our 12-inch single of this song back in the day and now you can too. Click here to celebrate thirty years of the sweet yellow fever. Happy 30th, Pac-Man!

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3 responses to “Google celebrates Pac-Man’s 30th

  1. Ginger

    Ok, so even though I’m terrible at video games, I am proud to say that I was able to clear one level of Pac-Man tonight – woohoo!

    Bring on Space Invaders! 🙂

  2. One level?! Ha! That’s better than I could do on that mini version of the game!

    And as far as Space Invaders goes, that game was invented in June of 1978, so, we already missed their 30th anniversary…but Frogger will be thirty years old sometime next year, so, start your practice hopping now! 🙂

  3. You can save your record pacman google on this page

    http://www.millionthanksbook.com/pacman.php

    before the google pacman logo go away !!!

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