Google loves celebrating anniversaries, be it for some of its platforms or its own. Yesterday, the tech giant turned 19, and the day couldn’t go without a proper celebration. Therefore, the company released a special doodle, where users could go back in time and enjoy 19 of the most popular games in the world.
Google turned 19 yesterday
Google forgets no anniversary, and has always released special features or surprises when one of its platforms “aged”. For instance, Google Earth and Google Photos got updates, and YouTube received a special Rick-Rolling montage when it turned 10. This time, it was a big holiday, as the tech giant itself turned 19.
Google wanted to take its users back through all these 19 years of history, so it decided to revive 19 of the most popular games of the past, including piñata, cricket, or tic-tac-toe, and there’s more. If you enjoyed one of the past doodles, you could actually get the chance to find it, as you could access an archive with the most interactive ones launched so far.
The anniversary doodle revived classic games everybody loves
Of course, the classic Snake game couldn’t be absent from such an oldies mix. However, Google offered a new take on the game, which is still set to get you addicted. To enter the vintage arcade, users had tp spin the wheel in the doodle. It was just a matter of luck but, if they didn’t like what they got, they could spin the wheel how many times they liked.
Pac-Man was probably the star of the ‘revival’ doodle, as this has always been procrastinators’ favorite game. It was launched as a doodle for the first time in 2010, when it gathered an impressive number of hour of play – 4.82 million. It was already present in the Doodles Archive, but players had to go search for it. The anniversary doodle now made it easier to access.
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