The game you know and love as Pac-Man is celebrating its 30th anniversary tomorrow, and in honor, Google has transformed its logo into an interactive, 256-level Pac-Man game. It's a serious time waster in itself, but if you have a friend who wants to play along, just click the "Insert Coin" button next to the Google Search box, and Ms. Pac-Man will pop on the scene so you both can get into some multiplayer action. Just use the WASD keys to play along. Perfect timing, Google — I needed a Friday morning pick-me-up (and I don't even need any quarters). This year's Google Doodle will be active for 48 hours — game on!
Ms. Pac-Man is more than mere fun and games; she's a damn fine feminist icon. In 1981, the Ms. stepped out of her husband's shadow to prove that women can make something of themselves and hold their own in this treacherous, monster-ridden world we live. And despite facing more challenging obstacles than her husband, girlfriend has always had better game. Take note ladies: Ms. Pac-Man eats constantly and kicks ass, without even smudging her ruby red lipstick. Mwah! I heart her.
Pac-Man is one of my all time favorite games. I loved spending countless hours avoiding ghosts, munching on the dots and picking up fruit for bonus points. Namco has just announced that Ms. Pac-Man is now available for download from the iPod store for fifth-generation iPods. Ms. Pac-Man joins Pac-Man, which launched last September on iTunes, and is expected to be another must-have for iPod owners. Get both of these timeless games for $5 on the iTunes store.
Great features of the iPod version of Ms. Pac-Man include:
- four unique maze designs
- 256 maze levels
- 'coffee break' animated intervals from the original game
- original retro game sound options or music from your iPod library while playing
[via iLounge ]