Google does not take itself too seriously. After all, few companies fiddle with their logo and break it apart on special days. That’s why Google Doodles and Google Doodle Games have become part of our online culture. Every Google Doodle game pays homage to key events, people, and even fictitious characters from nerd culture.
For me and you, it just makes that vanilla search page so much more fun. Which are your favorite Google Doodle Games? Any on this list below?
1. Rubik’s Cube
Count 1… 2… 3… 4… 5. Someone somewhere in the world has solved a Rubik’s Cube. A teenager has already broken the five-second barrier. It will be broken again in the World Rubik’s Cube Championship in July at Melbourne. Most of us won’t be there, but we can open our browser and enjoy this Google Doodles game
It was a grateful nod to Hungarian inventor and Professor of Architecture Erno Rubik who launched it on May 19th, 1974. The toy celebrated its 40th anniversary on Google Search homepage. You can still play it with the help of shortcut keys.
The Maze is shaped like the Google logo. Enable a two-player co-op mode (with Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man) with another click on Insert Coin after the game has already started. Keep eating the dots till the 255th level.
3. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
It took a petition from 4000 Doctor Who fans to spark this 8-bit interactive doodle (or the “Whole) game. Like the iconic British TV show, you get to choose one from the 11 Time Lord’s identities and then battle your way through the levels. The goal is to rescue the Google letters from the diabolical Daleks.
Hit the Play head in the middle and jump across the obstacles in your imaginary TARDIS.