Google's interactive Pac-Man doodle

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 21, 2010

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of everyone’s favorite arcade game, Google has outdone itself. The company has not simply embedded a static artistic homage to Pac-Man on the Google.com homepage, but installed the game itself. Yup, the Google logo has been turned into a Googlified version of the Pac-Man game, and is the company’s first interactive home page. Searchers can hit the “insert coin” button or wait ten seconds to get playing and can then apparently work their way through all 256 levels. Once they’ve won (or, you know, failed miserably) the search engine sends them to a search results page for “Pac-Man 30th anniversary”. Curmudgeons, or those not obsessed with 80s arcade game culture, can search as usual. The doodle was the brainchild of senior user experience design, Marcin Wichary, a self-confessed “Pac-Man enthusiast” (y’think?) along with regular doodler Ryan Germick. The game will be live for 48 hours.

Reader Comments

lauren

May 21, 2010 1:03 PM

How the heck to do I turn off Pac Man??? I want to watch American Idol, again!!! please please help me turn that FUn video game OFF

brianna

May 21, 2010 1:03 PM

fun fun fun fun

Ni

May 21, 2010 1:03 PM

amazing

Kela

May 21, 2010 1:04 PM

I became SO excited playing Pacman on Google's homepage--I felt like a little kid. I was literally laughing and screaming, "Ahhh, get of my my way!", or, "Move! Move! Move!" Thanks Google... I freaking love you.

walter madrid

May 21, 2010 1:05 PM

I love what you guys did and will always do google search engine; just for this pac mac arcade.

george

May 21, 2010 1:07 PM

I think that this is, by far, Google's best homepage.

aletta van heerden

May 21, 2010 1:08 PM

would like more upgrade game of Pac-Man

natalie

May 21, 2010 1:08 PM

awesome- Iwas instantly blown away and knew it was interactive without reading about it. It beckoned to me like a long lost soulmate and I just HAD TO click on pac! And the game just took me away, as it always did. I'm 39 (well, 38 and a half!)

POPING

May 21, 2010 1:08 PM

poping & cooling. THE END

Car12

May 21, 2010 1:10 PM

Very cute and creative. Google, i love when you have original backgrounds for your site
Thank you!

Up set user

May 21, 2010 1:10 PM

How do I get this off my google page! This is pestering. (Pac-man)

BethJ

May 21, 2010 1:11 PM

i was in my 20's and used to play all the time then. Seeing it and a playing a little brings back many memories.
Thanks Google!

RaeJay

May 21, 2010 1:25 PM

OH MY GOODNESS THIS HAS JUST MADE MY LIFE!!! I L O V E YOU GOOGLE!!!!! :) :) :)

PacMan Player

May 21, 2010 1:30 PM

I LOVE PacMan and Google logos - this is such a perfect combination!!! I'm wondering if it will work if I save that page?

Bryan

May 21, 2010 1:32 PM

Billy Mitchell better get on this.

robbie

May 21, 2010 1:39 PM

I NEVER, EVER waste time writing about stuff like this.... until NOW! This was REALLY cool! Great job!!

kimT

May 21, 2010 1:43 PM

also if you click insert coin again then you can play two players and ms.pacman shows up!! it's awesome!!!!

peetthegreat

May 21, 2010 1:44 PM

up set user you suck, your mother is pestering

GCL

May 21, 2010 1:44 PM

This is just so absurdly brilliant - genius.

Mikey

May 21, 2010 1:44 PM

Don't want to see it:

http://www.google.com/search?x

Google Creator

May 21, 2010 1:45 PM

We will continue making animated google backgrounds if you continue voting google to be the best search engine in the world.

arnielp

May 21, 2010 1:45 PM

this was so fun, pacman was my childhood!!!

parag

May 21, 2010 1:46 PM

I love it!!

Sam

May 21, 2010 1:46 PM

this is the most amazing game ever invented, although after a while it gets boring

the baddest chickk

May 21, 2010 1:46 PM

LOVE iiT..♥..

Jason

May 21, 2010 1:46 PM

As Pinky on Pinky and the Brain would say,... NARF!!!

Georgio

May 21, 2010 1:47 PM

@Lauren ... its stupid people like you that make my skin crawl.

Mark

May 21, 2010 1:48 PM

Ultra Cool!!! Best homepage EVER

mog

May 21, 2010 1:59 PM

someone help me figure out Ms PacMan (insert two coins)...

ummmmm...

May 21, 2010 2:00 PM

Cute. But there should be an easy way to turn this off without fiddling with your volume and thus making it unavailable for other things. I do research for a living, and don't want to deal with gimmicks like this. I am switching to another search engine until it is removed.

YOSHI TAKAMURA

May 21, 2010 2:12 PM

I LOVE AMERICA. I LOVE YAHOO. I LOVE PAC MAN. NOT SO MUCH GOOGLE

john spence

May 21, 2010 2:22 PM

Pacman is a pain in the gluteus because there is no simple toggle to turn it off when ypu're up to here with it.

matty-c

May 21, 2010 2:24 PM

i got the high score!
Google - we love ya!
thanks for being you!
matt-dog-c

nayome

May 21, 2010 2:27 PM

i think its awesome that u guys done this.. i love pac man in love Mrs.pac man.. my the loves this game 2 is for all ages that's the best part...

Tom

May 21, 2010 2:28 PM

This is pretty cool.
It would be cooler if you couldn't actually play the game. It has always been clever the way Google changes their banner logo, sometimes advocating current events, etc...
This, however, crosses a line. What do you think people, that are on a corporate computer are doing? They certainly are not working. From a business perspective, this raises questions about productivity. I can't block google.com, because we do use for legitimate business purposes. I can understand that a majority of people will only try it for a few minutes, however, those that spend a considerable amount of time on this while they are supposed to be working will concern business owners and managers. Google gets its revenue from business and those people that send money to Google are the most negatively impacted by this.

nayome

May 21, 2010 2:31 PM

how do i pause it?? help... lol

Peggy

May 21, 2010 2:33 PM

I have not played this in years. I love it. Thank you for putting it on, wish I could keep it on my computer and keep playing it. Love It.
Thank you

ranees.pv

May 21, 2010 2:34 PM

pls stop the sound

Meara

May 21, 2010 2:34 PM

this thing is soooo cute!! i saw it and thot yeah, ok and then i figured out that i culd play it!!!! it was the coolest thing ever!!!! I HEART GOOGLE!!!

Shelly-Shell

May 21, 2010 2:35 PM

This is so cute! I miss pac man. Haven't play in such a long time! Awesome!

Courtney

May 21, 2010 2:37 PM

then coolist thig i ever seen

atWork

May 21, 2010 2:37 PM

Brilliant!!!

CArol

May 21, 2010 2:39 PM

Love it, great job brought me back to my
younger years, when pac man was the in thing. Keep up the good work Google!!

Vladan

May 21, 2010 2:39 PM

I agry with creator but please if you could without music. those alarms can't turn off. Could you tell as how to turn off music of PAC-MAN's???????????????????????????????????

oscar

May 21, 2010 2:39 PM

awesome

Niye

May 21, 2010 2:40 PM

this game is so much fun:)

Kim

May 21, 2010 2:41 PM

This was like a nice pre-birthday gift!!! I LOVE YOU GOOGLE!!! THANKS!!!

Niye

May 21, 2010 2:42 PM

i cant beat the first game lol (^_^)

Summer

May 21, 2010 2:43 PM

this was so fun when i found it in computer class

Ellen Felthaus

May 21, 2010 2:43 PM

The best google by far!!!! Now, when is Atari's anniversary??

ChrystalG

May 21, 2010 2:43 PM

Google We Love You!!!

evaa serranno

May 21, 2010 2:43 PM

I like to play pacman on my spare time

kaila

May 21, 2010 2:45 PM

i cant eat i cant sleep b/c this game is soooo addicting

eu

May 21, 2010 2:45 PM

joguei muito pac-mam, muitas lembranças da infancia. VALEU GOOGLE!

Chris

May 21, 2010 2:46 PM

Just when you though google couldn't come out with something else cool and attracting, Google your the best search engine ever, big ups to Marcin Wichary and Ryan Germick simply brilliant!

joseph schlater

May 21, 2010 2:46 PM

that was so cool you should do more of that

charlee

May 21, 2010 2:46 PM

this is the best one ever!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Robinson

May 21, 2010 2:48 PM

Great, I love it !!!!!!!!!

sfjoe

May 21, 2010 2:49 PM

Where's the delete button?

Karizma Sparks

May 21, 2010 2:49 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I have kept it as my facebook status all day!

Antonio

May 21, 2010 2:49 PM

This is incredible! Is there any way to keep the game around, whether as a file or on a special page?

Whitney

May 21, 2010 2:49 PM

ONE WORD

A W E S O M E :D

dan

May 21, 2010 2:51 PM

How do you turn it OFF?! I was in the middle of a phone job interview and it started to belt out the pacman noises. Very embarrasing and may have cost me a job!

robin

May 21, 2010 2:52 PM

I LOVE this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

lisa

May 21, 2010 2:52 PM

this is so amazing i have had this since child hood this game is old and fun lol ha ha:)

mike

May 21, 2010 2:55 PM

this is cool

Steve

May 21, 2010 2:56 PM

OMG... I knew the apple pattern to the 9th key when I was a kid. This brings back so many memories. TY Google.

Ivan_PSP

May 21, 2010 2:56 PM

This is one of many different why Google is the best search engine in the entire world. I love the Pac-Man game is awesome.

Pinki Bhardwaj de

May 21, 2010 2:57 PM

Awesome!! Felt great and stress free. By far the best of GOOGLE homepage …

allie

May 21, 2010 2:58 PM

It is a very fun game to play and the best home page ever. i love pacman and i think every body loves it to.

Jack

May 21, 2010 3:01 PM

TURN IT OFF ____PLEASE

keeks

May 21, 2010 3:01 PM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get this annoying thing off - i've had enough!!!

Naruto

May 21, 2010 3:03 PM

It is a 2-player game too.. you can enjoy Pac man with friend.. Great idea!! Google.. you rock..!!

shawn

May 21, 2010 3:08 PM

yo this is great waiting on space invaders next

Augusto

May 21, 2010 3:13 PM

Yeah, you guys rock with this interactive web page...!!! And they say there is no creativity left in the old USA...!!! BBBBBOOOOOHHHHH to them...!!!

Iris K.

May 21, 2010 3:15 PM

Another awesome creation of Google...Playing Pac-Man on Google is like riding a roller coaster at Magic Mountain, fun fun fun...I immediately posted on my FB and got my friends into playing it too...

j sanerkin

May 21, 2010 3:21 PM

Thats it, I am changing to Bing. awfull bloady noise on my computer.

Micaela V.

May 21, 2010 3:25 PM

Ahahahaha this is cool you should have interactive games more often on the google homepage. :p

rajeev singh

May 21, 2010 3:26 PM

this is cool..I LOVE this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

PRINCESS PAM

May 21, 2010 3:27 PM

NOT SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE INTERNET AT WORK - BUT GREAT IDEA - HOW FUN! :)

Judles09

May 21, 2010 3:27 PM

I was simply overwhelmed to find Pac-Man on the Google website. This is wonderful. Yes, I agree with the majority, it's taken me back to a time that was so much fun; standing in the arcade, using tokens to play, then purchasing my own Atari 400 computer where I could create my own games. Coming from the 'key-punch' background and still into playing Arcade styled video games, thanks 'Google'. I hope you keep this available for those of us who need the original morning and afternoon breaks. This is great. God Bless!! Judles09 ~~

Ricki

May 21, 2010 3:30 PM

This is a fun game the teachers at school are getting annoyed with telling the kids to use a different search engin because they are playing it. great job guys you are the best.

serenity

May 21, 2010 3:33 PM

i love that game its so fun pleas let me play more if not i will kiss you

Don1

May 21, 2010 3:49 PM

Absolutely infuriating.Google is being presumptious to say the least.Put an off button on this imposition.

Trish

May 21, 2010 3:51 PM

This is awesome! I think this has to be the best Google page yet!

Corey

May 21, 2010 4:04 PM

Cute!!!!!!keep this as your main page i love it i dont care what anyone says this is too cute & its a great idea!!!

sophie

May 21, 2010 4:06 PM

oh-my-gosh!!!!!! is this pac-man game addicting or what???

CM3

May 21, 2010 4:16 PM

i truly loved it. i remember spending hours in the summer time at the arcade playing pac-man and ms pac-man. It was truly a hit. You guys have really out done yourself. Thanks for the laughs and fun

Maralyn

May 21, 2010 4:20 PM

just opened and say pac-man got so excited.My son was laughing at me.Now I am hooked

butterfly

May 21, 2010 4:21 PM

I was almost thirty years old when this game came out, still lose trememdously, but I love it!!! Thanks Google you ROCK

Andrew Taylor

May 21, 2010 4:25 PM

How do I turn this thing off? Please!

ShEll bEll<3

May 21, 2010 4:25 PM

i lOVE lOVE lOVE pAc MAN !
iM A SOphMORE At MAGNOliA ANd iM iN My FiFth pERiOd PlAyiNGG iTT .
&& iMM liKE tOtAlly gEttiNG AwAy WiTh iT .
ThNAkS gOOglE X] .

Josie

May 21, 2010 4:32 PM

perfect at work on a Friday afternoon.

Zizi

May 21, 2010 4:32 PM

OMG, to think that these inane comments represent today's generation...the up and coming "leaders" of our country..thrilled by unbearable, deafening noise, (that they consider "music") and the thrill of "anything for distraction, fun, to keep my mind on nonsense!" No wonder this country is in the same league as 3rd world nations, and is going to the ...(I was going to say "dogs" but most of them are smarter than these jerks)!
What a sorry commentary!

rawkstar

May 21, 2010 4:32 PM

it was so awesome.
the absolute best google background everrrrrrrr!

Kate

May 21, 2010 4:39 PM

Very fun!

Frank Zimmerman

May 21, 2010 4:48 PM

HOW TO TURN IT OFF: just type a letter in the search field. The auto-play will not go if there is a letter in the search field.

Thomas

May 21, 2010 4:48 PM

What a STUPID idea GOOGLE! I have users all day long calling in to find out how to turn this crap off! I am currently working on a push to force another search engine onto users pcs. Nice job! What a way to lose users and cater to Bing!

pshh...

May 21, 2010 4:55 PM

this was cool

Dave Day

May 21, 2010 5:00 PM

I agree, what a way to send Friday afternoon by getting the "high score" in Pac-Man. Then off to happy hour...Awesome idea Goggle, you've done it again....

darcelle

May 21, 2010 5:22 PM

I don't think this funny, I want it turned off.

Edinaldo

May 21, 2010 5:31 PM

Muito bacana a iniciativa do Google, o Pac-man é algo que jamais sairá de moda!
jose.a@sanepar.com.br
Ponta Grossa/Pr-Brasil

fire

May 21, 2010 5:44 PM

i love it! i just wanna know how to keep it! i dont want to have it only for one day. its too awesome!

alex the alex

May 21, 2010 6:00 PM

this is so sick dude!! when i first went on google i was so surprised i thought it was a picture! but then it made a noise and i freaked out in excitement!!!!!!!!!! =D Google RullZz

Dude

May 21, 2010 6:06 PM

nooo,dont.remove.pac.man.after.48.hours.....>)......(

Andreas

May 21, 2010 6:07 PM

LOVELYYYYY!

sikku

May 21, 2010 6:08 PM

i love this game very much.

Asif

May 21, 2010 6:36 PM

It reminds me my childhood, when I was playing it all the time. I love it.

Jonas

May 21, 2010 6:38 PM

the best game ever, love it!!!!

~srw~

May 21, 2010 6:54 PM

This was so cool my parents were playing it and they were just so happy and then they were talking about how they would the joy stick when they were little, it really brought them back. They were so happy and I've always thought pac-man was an amazing game, thank you so much google you really make people happy!!!! :)

Laya

May 21, 2010 7:05 PM

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!

flash

May 21, 2010 7:33 PM

hey Google thanks do you thank you can put a race car game in full screen with Google at the bottom of it more fun than
pack man on crack wow this was a start
keep it up and people may pay for use of Google or just Google products more profit into Google more technology more happy people thank for this first taste of pack man

N-JaY

May 21, 2010 8:28 PM

OMG THIS WAS SUCH A BRILLIANT AND CUTE IDEA GOOGLE! YOU MADE ME FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN! AWWW

abbi

May 21, 2010 8:51 PM

this game rocks

kiki

May 21, 2010 8:52 PM

dis is dbest homepage google eva got to me lol now i jus gose on google to play it it is awesome keep it on 4 long plzzz :)

sebastian

May 21, 2010 8:54 PM

just at work and bored as hell nothing to do then i saw this pac man google logo aqnd was like "these should be moving" then started moving, works almost over i still havent beat the high store//pls tho y'all need to put more games an old street fighter or so.

doodle4google

May 21, 2010 8:55 PM

I was kinda over reacting to the game.Lol good page!

Inspired

May 21, 2010 9:48 PM

I love it. So creative, keep up the good work.

Jessica Beck

May 21, 2010 9:49 PM

Google, thanks so much for putti9ng fun in my day! You guys are amazing, never dissapoint.

Jessica Beck

May 21, 2010 9:49 PM

Google, thanks so much for putti9ng fun in my day! You guys are amazing, never dissapoint.

martin

May 21, 2010 9:52 PM

thanks it brings back good memories my child hood.

Martita

May 21, 2010 9:53 PM

I love it... so fun & creative. I LOVE Google!!! But, it might help to have a turn off button for when it's time to get back to work! =)

Travis Gordon

May 21, 2010 9:55 PM

Cracked 100,000 on google pacman, 118,940 to be exact, the world's highest score on it! http://bit.ly/dt6Atu

keke

May 21, 2010 10:32 PM

help its hard lolz how to do it

asif

May 21, 2010 10:34 PM

mind blowing

sofia

May 21, 2010 11:03 PM

it is the best google page ever it is so fun i am absoulutly obssesed with this game now!!!!!

dj barry Thailand

May 21, 2010 11:05 PM

nicley done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meezee

May 22, 2010 12:27 AM

hahahahah...LOVE IT!! thanks...brings back so many memories of trying to beat my older brother! hehehe

Aamir

May 22, 2010 12:42 AM

wow its so enjoyable to paly this game after 20 years

ashwani chauhan

May 22, 2010 12:44 AM

hi Friends,
This is my favorite game it's cool and interesting game.

Problemclean

May 22, 2010 12:47 AM

I like this game...... Long Long ago i always play that... Now i can see again from google serch. Wonder
:D

rajee

May 22, 2010 1:12 AM

i like this thank you google

Mariam

May 22, 2010 1:14 AM

old good memory, laghing screamming still while playing haha it was fun, thanks google we all love you

Rizwan

May 22, 2010 1:18 AM

Pac-Man is very lovely game thanks to Google team to provide the chance for play the game in my beys business life.

Stop Google PacMan Sound

May 22, 2010 1:37 AM

If anyone is looking for a way to stop an incessant PacMan sound and they tried everything,

check out this

http://annoyances-resolved.blogspot.com/2010/05/google-pac-man-keeps-going-and-going.html

James

May 22, 2010 1:39 AM

You folks are terrible. I play this game almost every day, and i'm only 19. You guys had to wait for google to push it in your face before you touched it, and realized you loved it again. silly geese.

Insipid

May 22, 2010 3:38 AM

Google, this is by far the coolest banner EVAR! You've really outdone yourselves this time. Google clearly freakn rox sox, and once again, Google kicks Bings @$$ up and down the interwebz... hey btw, can I have a job?

Manisha...India

May 22, 2010 3:49 AM

it's pretty nice.........i love it so much.....thanks Google.i love u uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..........

chris

May 22, 2010 4:09 AM

Thanks to Google for the diversion, fun and as usual, brilliant!!

Tiziano

May 22, 2010 4:43 AM

awesome game i will be playing the shit out f this game THANKS google!!!!

jojo

May 22, 2010 5:45 AM

woooooow
Here, a nice game and fun

Hooiser16

May 22, 2010 5:46 AM

C'mon people. Stop complaining. Don't you read? This will only be up for 2 days. Google: thanks. I appreciate your clever attributions from time to time.

Pie Pie

May 22, 2010 5:47 AM

this.is.ABSALOUTLEY AWESOME!!!!!!

Nupur

May 22, 2010 5:57 AM

i just love this game from child hood.
and the best ever working google logo.
keep it up google
pac pac pac mannnnnnnnnnn

Batool

May 22, 2010 5:58 AM

GOOGLE alwayes knows how to surprise us !!!! i became obssessed now im literary 24 hours online to play PAC-MAN,, thank you googleeeeeeeeeeee :D :D

KHALID

May 22, 2010 6:02 AM

THIS IS AWESOM I THOUGHT OF PAC MAN LAST WEEK AND TODAY I OPEN GOOGOLE ITS THERE!!!!! I BELEIVE THOSE WHO SAID WISH ALWAYS COME TRUE AND THIS IS GREAT...I LOVE YOU GOOGLE

aida

May 22, 2010 6:06 AM

always INOVATIONEs suprise people and win the game :)

Taliah (AKA:spunkie)

May 22, 2010 6:10 AM

hey!
Ilove pac man its likie my favourite thing to play!
i go onto bubble gum club and play pac man on thet site.i wonder howmany people are on right now?

maheen

May 22, 2010 6:22 AM

i love this game many many happy returns of the day

Tal

May 22, 2010 6:40 AM

Google Pac-Man with high score on Facebook http://apps.facebook.com/scoreplugtestapp/

phola

May 22, 2010 7:24 AM

ilove this game

google 4 eva

May 22, 2010 7:24 AM

awesome...nice google...nice than yahoo..homepage..very2 nice idea n awesome....^_^

Basir

May 22, 2010 7:25 AM

it is very fantastic

Jaanvi

May 22, 2010 7:32 AM

Cool Game ! I forgot what i wanted to search.....:)

Llama

May 22, 2010 7:33 AM

How many of these comments are from Google employees?

sarfaraz

May 22, 2010 7:55 AM

I love Packan, and its on google, thats fantastic.

sarfaraz

May 22, 2010 7:56 AM

I love Packan, and its on google, thats fantastic.

Clemence

May 22, 2010 8:00 AM

It’s absolutely brilliant

Rolando

May 22, 2010 8:00 AM

Google, you guys and gals are the best!
You should keep the game in the "more"
section.

GogoL

May 22, 2010 8:34 AM

Sophie<3

May 22, 2010 10:04 AM

This thingy is so fun!!!
wow I

GenXbella

May 22, 2010 10:04 AM

Sorry google, would have been fun with a mute option. I use my pc to learn real music not game noise that I can't turn off.

@zizi. Well put!
Ban noise!!!

simha

May 22, 2010 10:08 AM

yes its really a great game i played at my child hood 10years back

now its seems same getting same josh to play.

stix

May 22, 2010 10:31 AM

i love pac-man. it is so cool. thank you stix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tebogo Seokotsa

May 22, 2010 10:57 AM

i really love this game,my son also love it.

Perry

May 22, 2010 11:14 AM

Creates extra google tab which must be closed each time and comes on whether I want to play or not. Aggravating and embarrassing when other people around. Get rid of it.

PancMan

May 22, 2010 12:57 PM

Awesome! Cant get by Level 8 hard, hard.. hard! lol

scott

May 22, 2010 1:23 PM

how do i get miss pacman to move i know you gotta hit insert coin twice to get her on there how the heck do i get her to move help lol!!!!!!

danamo51

May 22, 2010 2:11 PM

Google is a professional Search Engine, not an entertainment website. Yes, it is a free service, so maybe we don't have any right to complain. But we do have the right to use Bing instead. Businesses pay to have their links featured by Google. If enough people like me are annoyed enough to switch to Bing, then Google and their paying customers will lose some business over this.

manuel

May 22, 2010 2:21 PM

in this freak page :) you can submit your record in google pacman :)

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

Oliver

May 22, 2010 3:30 PM

My tip: Users can click the “Insert Coin” button to get the game going, or click it twice to kick-off a two-player game – you can play as Ms pacman – controls are w,s,a,d. Enjoy! :)

More info at http://pacmanmuseum.com/news/

Jan Lewis

May 22, 2010 5:58 PM

ahhh sweet sweet memories thankyou

Mr. Pacman

May 22, 2010 7:15 PM

Why...:( google please bring pac man back!!!!

Rafael Ramos de Oliveira

May 22, 2010 7:24 PM

Muito bom gostei d +++ parabéns

TERRY YOUNG

May 22, 2010 7:29 PM

I LOVE THE GOOGLE PACMAN! YOU ROCK GOOGLE! AND CONGRATULATIONS ON 30 YEARS OF PACMAN!

Angela

May 22, 2010 7:51 PM

I really love the pac-man they are so cute and yellow!!!

jamilah

May 22, 2010 9:06 PM

This is the best home page they ever had google ROCKS!!!!

Ben

May 22, 2010 10:19 PM

haha.. found another way to procrastinate from doing my studys AWESOME!! Thanks Google....

kayanna

May 22, 2010 10:29 PM

i love pacman and yahoo

Michelle

May 22, 2010 11:37 PM

IT WONT WORK FOR ME!!!!

poornima

May 22, 2010 11:46 PM

this Google page is a attractive idea.
amusing...........
really I like it. & I want that game as a home page forever.

Ashelia

May 22, 2010 11:51 PM

OMGosh!!!!!!!!! I LOVE PACMAN! I was so happy it took my mom hal an hour to get me to look up in what I was looking for xDDD I got to level 5 and it glitched on me :( but it's fine I did have a lot of fun playing it! THANK YOU GOOGLE!!!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS AND PACMAN

lola

May 23, 2010 12:08 AM

Google the best

Tracy

May 23, 2010 12:12 AM

I loved it.. so amazing.
Perfect for a saturday night at work waiting to get out!!! Lol! Fantastic! Awesome idea Google!!!

dankaduna

May 23, 2010 3:01 AM

No doubt the dumbest move ever made in internet history... piss off millions of people by putting something so annoying on your page.

dankaduna

May 23, 2010 3:03 AM

We will continue making animated google backgrounds if you continue voting google to be the best search engine in the world.

Yeah, well, you just lost my vote!

MidnightToledo

May 23, 2010 8:05 AM

Great idea. Thank you, Google!

windos

May 23, 2010 10:39 AM

When I open this homepage, I found a familar game. But how to program it? I download the picture PACMAN.PNG, and research it, I found this is a program by means of photograh. So how to design this game, can you tell me by email? Who knows?

john

May 23, 2010 10:41 AM

great thanx love it

Mary

May 23, 2010 10:47 AM

WOW! this is amazing.
I play it ALL DAY! I love this...
This should of happened earlier! :D

kelly

May 23, 2010 10:51 AM

i love it!! and happy anniversary pac man happy birthday 30th and i love the home oage love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt

May 23, 2010 10:54 AM

This is the best game I have ever seen! Google has outdone itself. I've already played it 8 times!

woozworld fan

May 23, 2010 10:55 AM

omg!!!!!!!!!! i love it. it is so awesodem and cute!! i love it!!

Robert H

May 23, 2010 10:55 AM

The Pac Man Game was freaking awersome
Thanks Google you have out done yourself this time

mara

May 23, 2010 11:01 AM

i love Pac-Man
ever since i went on google i was only
playing PAC_MAN

Sarah

May 23, 2010 11:01 AM

thank you so much google cuz i loved it just sitting at my computer playing pacman i felt like a little kid again

Queen Fran

May 23, 2010 11:11 AM

Awesome, I love Google, one of the most creative logos ever. Keep up the good work people.

waffle

May 23, 2010 11:13 AM

omg, i loved it sooo much! my dad loves pac-man so i showed him n he spent like three hours playing it!

keith

May 23, 2010 1:18 PM

wow

carlos

May 23, 2010 1:33 PM

awesome i love google i love how you can play as mr. and mrs.pacman great job google i want to know if you can do a mario theme with the same interaction.
best google homepage ever google you rock my world :]

faster

May 23, 2010 2:06 PM

is oof now where can we play it

sophie

May 23, 2010 2:06 PM

i want it back, i didnt realise you could play it!

ZAZA

May 23, 2010 6:31 PM

Hey Zizi, get over yourself and have some fun this is only temporary I'm sure that if you have a sense of humor or fun, you would enjoy this rather than ruin it for everyone else.
BTW: For all you haters get over it and just use Bing for Christ's sake your comments are sickening and stupid.

PacMan

May 23, 2010 6:51 PM

I'm not being funny, but the person who said 'it could have lost me a job' needs to think a bit. Right. Interactive Google homepage. Let's have it loaded up in the background so it can start playing. Are you stupid? And come on, who really is that bothered about it that they would swap to Bing? Behave. Just type in whatever you're looking for, and go. It doesn't need you to stay on that page. People need a reality check rather than moaning about everything.

And Zizi. Clearly, you are just the sort of person this country DOESN'T need. We pride ourself on being a country which isn't completely full of censorship and can have a laugh or joke. If you're not happy about it, maybe look at China? They seem to share the same ideologies there.

Laurentv

May 23, 2010 7:29 PM

Google, can you please put that pacman,background thing again?

It was really awesome play the game every time Google popped up.

Ha Ha Bing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LeesaMareesa

May 23, 2010 7:29 PM

Thank you so much for this awesome interactive idea. The music, the sound effects, the cherries and strawberries... it was all wonderful while it lasted. Any chance it is still available somewhere online? I want to play again and my plain old Google search is back.

lizzy boo

May 23, 2010 7:38 PM

zizi is dumb and tom too. this rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


;)

Chelsie P.

May 23, 2010 7:52 PM

I think this is the best google page ever and i would like to have it up there all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No seriously Please????

asH

May 23, 2010 7:53 PM

I forgot what I wanted to Google...much fun

Emma

May 23, 2010 8:01 PM

that is the coolest thing i have evr done on google u guys r true geniuses!!!

Dominic M

May 23, 2010 8:07 PM

I'm glad that the Pacman logo is no more, it was beginning to consume my life.

jody

May 23, 2010 8:17 PM

OMFG!!
THAT WAS AWSOME(l):)
i luved it but i wsh it could be on google for longer

kelly knowles

May 23, 2010 9:28 PM

oooooo orgasm ohhh ohhhhhh it wass sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooodd owh yehnhhh

Hanya

May 23, 2010 9:35 PM

THIS IS THE BEST GOOGLE HOMEPAGE EVER! Will you guys do it again? Anyways, I

California

May 23, 2010 9:41 PM

Googley, giggley, goofley... Soooo much Fun... I work as tech support for a bank call center... a lady called in and said there were sirens going off when she tried to sign into her banking and wondered what the hell we were doing with our website!! One of our tech ppl asked her a bunch of questions and finally figured out that she had the Google Pac Man page up behind her banking page and she thought it was us!! We all laughed like hell and then every one of us turned down the sound and pulled up the Google.com homepage and played and played and played... THANK YOU GOOGLE for giving us all such a lot of fun on Pac Man's birthday!!! Btw we played In-Between calls, not during cause we're responsible banking types! LOL

jillian jacques

May 23, 2010 9:53 PM

OMG! I always played Pac Man when i was little and playing it now was soooooooooo awesome!It brought back so many memories of me screaming at the Pac Man to move his butt and go faster.I love this home page, google! I realy wantthis to happen again!
Thanks google for everything you guys do to make our lives easier.

todd

May 23, 2010 10:04 PM

THE GUY WHO MADE THIS SHOULD GET A RAISE AND A BONUS LOL VERY COOL

ipadgrad

May 23, 2010 11:40 PM

Not only for 48 hours. Now Google has made a permanent home for PAC-MAN here at www.google.com/pacman.

have fun :)
buzzintechnology

ALEX

May 24, 2010 1:58 PM

Google Rules. Just like China taking over Google taking over the syberspace!

Joegetem

May 24, 2010 2:15 PM

this is awesome you need to keep doing stuff like this to shut down that terriable bing.

lou beckerling

May 24, 2010 11:44 PM

a step too far in my reckoning. it is invasive. it is also a teaser for future high-revenue ads. i guess you can't blame google for trying but i have now downloaded safari for windows. bye bye google.

nick

May 25, 2010 12:17 PM

omg this is the best thing google has ever brought to their home page i love it its sooo much fun what a good idea nd pleas! dont listen to all those assholes out there telling u guys to turn it off

Harley boy

May 29, 2010 1:09 PM

Thank google for given such a " back to the school " game for us to play and thank once again google . and the Pac-man are SOOOO.................CUTE.............

liam

May 30, 2010 9:14 PM

it is so cool i played it 6 times for 3 hours

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