While you’ve been able to find online versions of Pac-Man for years, Google users were thrilled to find a working version of the video game designed as Google’s logo on Friday.
When Namco and Midway games introduced Pac-Man to North America in 1980 it quickly became a fixture in American popular culture. Pac-Man inspired numerous video game spin-offs, board games, lunch boxes, a Saturday morning cartoon and several versions for home video game systems.
Despite the overwhelming user reaction to Google’s 30th anniversary doodle, I have no doubt Pac-Man fever will start receding over the next few days. But never fear, once this version of Pac-Man is forgotten, I also have no doubt it will live on as fodder for those always popular articles detailing Google’s best Easter Eggs of all time.