Play Google Pacman Whenever You Want
By on May 24th, 2010

pacman_yet_another__paul_01 A few days ago, Google featured a new Doodle on their search page to celebrate the 30 year birthday of Pacman. Unlike other Google Doodles, this one was actually a real game that you could play right on the search page.

Lots of people enjoyed playing the game and lots more people were annoyed at the game sounds that played when the page loaded. Those who enjoyed playing the game might have been disappointed to see that it is now gone from the Google search page.

Earlier today, I saw a post by Shankar Ganesh which told me how I could download a copy of the Google Pacman page. I wasn’t satisfied with a downloaded copy and I decided to look around for the original page and after a few minutes, I found it.

The new permanent home for Google’s Pacman is:

http://www.google.com/pacman/

Now there’s no need to download a copy of it. All you have to do is bookmark the page. You can even set this page as your default search engine if you really enjoy it.

If you still want to download a copy of this game, just go to the link above and use the Save Asmenu in your web browser to save a copy of the page.

Here are three tips for playing the game:

  • It can now be muted by clicking the sound icon on the left corner of the game board.
  • You can play a two player game by clicking the Insert Coinbutton under the search box.
  • You can easily resize the game by holding down a CTRL key and scrolling your mouse wheel.

Many people think that this is the best Google Doodle ever made. What do you think?

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  • Simon

    Thanks a bunch for this article! I was wondering whether Google would really go to all the trouble needed to make that game, only to have it on there for a few days. BTW, CTRL+scroll zooms in on the whole screen on a Mac, not sure about Windows though.

    • http://news.google.com/news/search?q=clif+sipe Clif

      Hi Simon – I just knew that they wouldn't throw that game away after making it. I had to dig pretty deep in the search engines to find the right link to bring it back.

      Knowing how to do stuff – good.

      Knowing how to find out how to do stuff – priceless.

  • Doreen

    Sweet! I enjoy your posts. Thank you!

    • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

      Thank you Doreen. I enjoy writing and I especially enjoy hearing that you enjoy reading these posts.

      Ummm … did I just go way over the top with "enjoy"?

      LOL

 
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