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Pacman 30th Anniversary: Everything about iconic and popular game developed in 1980

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Google released Pac-Man on its 30th anniversary on May 22, 2010, as a Doodle Game. This Doodle game was a remake of an old Pac-Man game with new graphics, kill  – and sound effects.

What is the History of Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

The original Pac-Man was so popular at the time of its release on May 22, 1980. Initially, it was released in Japan but got extremely popular in Public quickly. So, its next release was in North America on July 3, 1982. Pac-Man also got successful in North America in a few weeks. With passaging time, this game “Pac-Man” got famous in every corner of the world. Even it inspired other games like Space Invaders. On its 30th anniversary, Google remake the original Pac-Man and launched Pac-Man 30th Anniversary in 2010.

Why did Google release Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

Because of its mind-blowing background history, Google released Pac-Man’s 30 anniversary to keep this game alive in everyone’s hearts. Google did this so beautifully by adding wonderful graphics, kill effects, and sounds. 

How to play Pac-Man 30th Anniversary on Google?

Are you looking for an answer about how to play Pac-Man 30th Anniversary on Doodle? Just scroll a bit and read below the complete method of playing the Pac-Man 30th Anniversary game: 

  • First, Open You Browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)
  • Second, Search for Pac-Man Doodle
  • Then you will watch a landscape box tagged as “PAC-MAN Doodle” with the “Play” button below it.
  • Now you have to click on the Play button and a pop screen will appear where you can play this game

What are the platforms available for Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

The popularity of Pac-Man 30th Anniversary is also because of its availability on every platform, including:

  • PlayStation 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Xbox
  • IOS
  • Android
  • Gameplay
  • Google Maps
  • PC
  • Arcade Machine
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 2600

Which are the characters of Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

Pac-Man 30th Anniversary includes the same character as Pac-Man original. Each character has its powers and characteristics. Based on this, they react to the actions of Pac-Man. There are five characters in the Pac-Man 30th Anniversary, explained below:


Pac-Man is a hero of this game, which represents a good person living in a society that wanted to develop itself. It eats dots and makes itself move forward from round to round and finally arrives at its destination. Pac-Man is a moral character in this game. It is a round yellow color pizza with one slice mission. Toru Iwatani got this idea in 1980 by sitting in a pizza shop with one slice missing. The player moves the Pac-Man while all other ghosts move according to the movement of Pac-Man.


Blinky is a ghost of this game which shows the evil side of our society to stop the ones who are trying to be successful. Blinky is a red color ghost also known as Shadow. The movement of Blinky depends on the speed of Pac-Man.


Pinky is another ghost of this game who also tries to stop Pac-Man. Pinky is a pink color ghost. It is the least dangerous ghost in the game. Its movement is in the direction of Pac-Man.


Inky is the third ghost of this game which could cause the most trouble for Pac-Man. Pinky is the most dangerous ghost in this game. Inky is the blue color ghost also known as a wild card. It is a mixture of all ghosts. It uses all three techniques to catch Pac-Man (chase, scatter, frightened).


Clyde is the fourth and last ghost of this game. It is an orange color ghost also known as Pokey. It moves in the direction of Pac-Man.

What is the original name of Pac-Man?

Initially, this game was known as Puck Man in Japan. Later on, when this game was released in North America it is called Pac-Man. The new term became more popular, and they accepted it as Pac-Man.

What is the vastness of Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

Pac-Man 30th Anniversary is much bigger than originally designed Pac-Man. As we can see, the old Pac-Man got only 4 stages while Pac-Man 30th Anniversary has 256 stages to compete and conquer. The game of Pac-Man 30th Anniversary increases 64 times the previous version.

Does Pac-Man have any mode or which modes are available in Pac-Man 30th Anniversary?

Yes, there are three modes available in Pac-Man 30th Anniversary. The details about these three modes are given below:

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+

In this mode of Pac-Man you have to compete with the ghost in a race. The more who eats dots will win the race. If you are eager to play this game, then you should play it on Xbox Live or the PlayStation network

Classic Mode

In this mode, you can play the original old game with new graphics and sound effects. You can also play it with your friend offline by sharing a controller.

Challenge Mode

In this mode, you have to play specific tasks like eating all dots of the maze or eating all fruits, or not getting killed by any ghost. Each challenge has a different score so you can compete with your friends while playing on Xbox Live or PlayStation Network.

How to defeat Pac-Man 30th Anniversary Game?

In order to defeat Pac-Man 30th Anniversary, you must compete in 256 stages. In all these stages, you must collect all the dots. Four ghosts will be stopping you from collecting them, you must deceive them and collect all dots. There are also fruits for special powers and extra lives.

What is the highest score of the Pac-Man 30th Anniversary Game?

The highest score could be achieved by playing Pac-Man 30th Anniversary is 3,333,360. Jake Goldberg got a score of 3,333,360 points. He finished the Pac-Man 30th Anniversary all 256 stages in 4 hours and 12 minutes. 

What is the worth of Pac-Man?

The estimated worth of Pac-Man is $510 Billion held by Namco Entertainment Inc.

How many players have ever played Pac-Man?

Well, it cannot be counted but there are thousands of million players who played Pac-Man.

Is Pac-Man still popular?

Yes, after four decades Pac-Man is still popular. Pac-Man is one of the most played games ever, so everyone in every age group has played or has an idea of Pac-Man. 

Who was the first one to conquer Pac-Man 30th anniversary?

Billy Mitchel was the first person to conquer the Pac-Man 30th anniversary in September 2016. In fact, in 1999, Mitchel claimed that he had achieved a perfect score in Pac-Man which is 3,333,360. So, he was the first one in the older version and the first one in the 30th-anniversary doodle version.

Who are the developer and designers of Pac-Man?

Pac-Man was released by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. Toru Iwatani got the idea of Pac-Man while sitting in a pizza shop in Japan in 1980. One slice of pizza was missing. This was the moment where he thought about this game. Later on, Toru Iwatani designed this game thoroughly and Toshio Kai composed this game. And, this game was developed by Namco, Namco Networks, Atari, Interactive Brains, Gremlin Industries. The Original authors of Pac-Man are Namco and BNE Entertainment. This game ruled the World, who could possibly think of it as a pizza shop invention.

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