Pacman 30th Anniversary: Play PacMan Online Free

Pacman 30th Anniversary can now be celebrated by playing PacMan Online free on Google! Pacman is a very popular video game that inspired a generation of young gamers to hunt Pacman ghosts when powerful gaming consoles and even HD video games were unavailable.

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Google released a special Google Doodle to celebrate the Pacman 30th Anniversary on May 21, 2010. You can play Pacman arcade games online on this Google Doodle.

Pacman 30th Anniversary

So what is a Google Doodle anyway? The awesome changing logo on the main page of or whichever Google country page you visit is the Google Doodle for the day.

What is Pacman Game

Pac-Man is a classic arcade game that was first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was developed and published by Namco and quickly became one of the most popular video games of all time with its iconic characters, catchy music, and addictive gameplay. The game is popular on arcade machines, home consoles, and mobile devices. It has inspired numerous sequels, spin-offs, and merchandise.

In the game, players control the character Pac-Man, with the aim to eat all dots in the maze and avoid the ghosts, who are trying to catch the Pac-Man. Players can eat power-ups that allow Pac-Man to temporarily gains special powers and eat the ghosts and earn points.

In 2010, Pac-Man was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The game celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010.

Pacman 30th Anniversary Doodle

FYI Google had made this Google Doodle available for 48 hours on the homepage to allow PACMAN fans to play Pacman on the website.

The fact that millions of people visit the front page of Google domain and love the animated and often interactive Google Doodles on the page, was the best way to give publicity to the Pacman 30th Anniversary. It is estimated that more than one billion people played Pac-Man while Google turned its logo into a Playable online version of the Pacman game.

This game was made by Google doodler Ryan Germick and included PAC-MAN’s original game logic, graphics, and sounds that fans loved.

Just to enthrall Pacman fans they put in an easter egg – if you throw in another coin, Ms. PAC-MAN joins in and you can play together with someone else (PAC-MAN used arrow keys while Ms. PAC-MAN uses WASD keys)!

Play Google Pacman 30th Anniversary

Pacman’s 30th Anniversary gameplay is easy. The Pacman (yellow) eats up the fruits and the dots in the maze can be eaten by Pacman ghosts floating around in the maze.

You have 3 lives and 10000 bonus points. There are 255 levels and the game speed increases. Level 256 is called the Kill Screen where the game goes real crazy. The power pellets located on the 4 edges of the maze allow Pacman to eat the ghosts for a short time! Pacman 30th anniversary full-screen gameplay is also available. Pacman game cheats are not needed.

People who like this also had fun with the Google Gravity game online. Do check it out.

Play PacMan Online on Google Maps

Earlier you could celebrate the 1st of April by playing PacMan online on Google Maps. If you visit Google Maps – you can play the amazing game and enjoy the classic game, though it is a limited version. This no longer works now and was a limited-time Pacman game experiment.

After you visit  (will not work on your local site –  e.g. – Look at the bottom left corner and you can choose the ‘PacMan’ option.

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The link will be observed only in the ‘Map’ mode and not the ‘Earth’ mode. Click the PacMan image and the roads in view become the paths to play Pacman. You can turn on the classic Pacman tune by unmuting the sound. Using the 4 arrow keys, it is easy to navigate.

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Sometimes if the map location is not proper, it might not be able to play. Change the map area and it will restart.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.