Google is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pacman by replacing the search company’s logo with the game today. Pacman was one of the most popular arcade games through the 1980s.
To play Pacman today, just visit Google.com and click Insert Coin.
For many kids growing up in the 1980s, arcade games like Pacman were their only form of gaming entertainment. While kids today can play XBOX games or download the latest video game to their iPod Touches whenever they want, the children of the 80’s had to beg their parents for a pocket full of quarters and a ride to the arcade if they wanted to play games. There was no such thing as a first-person shooter, 3D graphics or realistic audio. Kids today have no idea how good they have it.
Here’s a picture of what the smallest multi-player game looked like when I was a kid.