Google's 30th anniversary Pac-Man doodle proved so popular last year, its now available permanently. Guide Pac-Man around a Google-logo maze using the arrow keys, scoffing ‘Pac-dots’ and avoiding ghosts. Eating large dots makes the ghost edible for short time while collection all dots moves you to the next level. Also, if you click the Insert Coins button twice, the game switches to two-player mode. You can control Ms Pac-Man using the W, A, S and D keys on your keyboard.
A Google Day
Test your general knowledge with A Google a Day, which poses daily quiz questions such as ‘ What is speed limit in the most western US town?’ and ‘How many inches has man sailed if he has two swallow tattoos?’ If you type the wrong answer, Google shows you how to search for the right one. You can get questions sent to your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and challenge friends using the Share option.
The Youtube-based game Chrome FastBall invites you to race across the internet, completing challenges that test your knowledge of languages, facts and even public transport using Google tools. The game involves five timed challenges-as you complete each level you move a ball bearing through an obstacle course, and skipping questions incurs a 60-second penalty. You can see how your surfing skills compare on global leader board of around 160,000 players. Despite the name, Chrome FastBall also works in other browsers.
Google Image Labeler
This interesting game matches you with a stranger to see who can create the most tags for Google images. Over a tow-minutes period, you and your partner are shown the same pictures and you earn points for any labels that match theirs. The more you play the higher up the leader board you go. The game also has practical benefit because Google uses the most popular tags for each image to improve its search results.
Streetview Zombie Apocalypse
Using Street View in Google Maps, this addictive game takes you into a location of your choice where you have to escape a zombie invasion. Stay alive for as long as possible by running through streets using the onscreen navigation tools in Street View. Zombies are shown as place markers in Standard-view map, so there’s no horrible zombie graphics or gory violence! You can even set the difficulty from ‘Easy ‘to ‘I am Death Incarnate’. The game works best in Chrome.
Google Image Quiz
Like an online Version of pub-quiz picture round, this time waster asks you to identify images taken from Google’s library. The more you play the more obscure the pictures get, ranging from films and actors to animals and places. You get three guesses each round and lose points for incorrect answers.
The Google Adventure
If you have ever enjoyed an adventure gamebook, you’ll love this scenario-base game, which takes you through a day in the life of a Google employee. Granted, it’s not a exciting as having to decide between slaying a dragon or bargaining with an ogre, but there’s a secret that you need to uncover and you must make the right choices in order to get the bottom of what’s going on in your office without getting fired.