Pac-Man is the main protagonist in the majority of the games in the Pac-Man series. His Japanese name is "Pakku Man". He was created by Toru Iwatani. He is Namco's mascot. Pac-Man nowadays is a common rival to Mario the official mascot of Nintendo. As the game Pac-Man is now 30 years old, Google briefly updated their homepage on 21st May 2010 for 48 hours to allow players to play Pac-Man in a maze based off of the Google Logo. This version plays exactly like the original (including Ghost A.I.), but with the following differences:

If "Insert Coin" is clicked after the game has started, the Ms. Pac-Man theme plays and two players may then play cooperatively as Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. The two play exactly the same except for sound effects made when munching dots. The maze, as aforementioned, is derived from the Google logo, and it is no longer symmetrical. There are five power pellets instead of four.