New Delhi, September 27, 2017 : Google has turned 19 (or has it?) And to celebrate it, it has brought together the ‘best of Google’ from the last 19 years!
To mark its nineteenth birthday, Google has assembled the best animations from recent years and combined them together in a meta-Doodle that lets users’ reminiscence the nostalgia of playing one of the best games from their childhood- the spinner.
Using the Doodle is pretty simple – head to the Google homepage, click on the spinner and see what Google has for you!
Here is a roundup of all the games Google has for you, as part of its 19th birthday celebrations,
Dating back to the 1970s, the snake game is a classic and was the first to be featured on mobile devices. The latest to be featured in Google’s Fun Box, we have all grown up playing with the ‘line’ snake and grew in length every time it consumed an apple. But beware; don’t let the snake run into itself or the wall!
Google had unveiled the e-Cricket game to celebrate the ICC Champions trophy earlier this year. How could Google refrain from turning the one sport the world loves into a Doodle? You will find just how addictive it is once you get your hands on it!
3. Hip Hop Game
Have you always been musically inclined? Do you ever wonder what would it be like to be a DJ? Well, looks like Google knew it was on your mind! The Hip Hop Game allows the user to be a DJ with interactive turntables.
The game allows the player to customize classic hip hop songs from Isley Brothers, and Betty Wright among others with the help of ‘slider controls’.
The Google Doodle had been released earlier this year to mark the 45th anniversary of hip hop.
4. Oskar Fischinger Visual Music Composition Creator
To honor filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger, Google’s this Doodle allows for an interactive visual music composition creator for the user.
5. Earth Day Quiz
Features as a Google Doodle in 2015 to mark the Earth Day, the Earth Day quiz is an interactive service. The Doodle employs scientific tactics and presents you with a near-accurate personality quiz. Be prepared to answer some questions and find your Earth Day animal!
Are you feeling nervous or is that anxiety creeping its way in? This Google Doodle helps calm you down and provides the user with a variety of ways to relax. You’re a true friend, eh Google?
Released in January 2016, this Google doodle marked and celebrated the award winning researcher and chemist Wilbur Scoville’s birth, who is best known for his work to measure the pungency in peppers. And the game is just about that! The user will need to throw ice cream at a hot chilli pepper to cool down its heat. That does not make sense at all, but the game sure is fun!
8. Arpeggios Music Lab
This Google doodle was created for the ‘Music in our schools month’, this game allows the user to play, learn and witness the way musical chord and arpeggios work. All of those wanting to learn songwriting and musical theory, this one is for you!
9. Google’s 15th Birthday piñata
How bang-on is your timing? Let Google decide that with this highly addictive game that was lunched to mark Google’s 15th birthday in 2013. All you have to do is hit a piñata in this simple to execute game.
10. Tic Tac Toe
Haven’t we all grown up playing this vague game at the end of our notebooks? Google realizes that too! The users can spin the Google’s special birthday spinner and if you’re lucky, you might just get to play Tic Tact Toe with Google and go back to their school days!
11. The Halloween Game
Google celebrated Halloween 2016 by fending off ghostly catastrophe. This special interactive game is now part of the birthday spinner. We dare you to show us your magical prowess and find your way using spells in this distinctly cute game.
12. Animal Sounds
We know a cow moo’s and the horses neigh. But what does an owl do? This game in Google’s birthday spinner will tell you! An interactive pop up box guides the user throughout to figure out distinctive voices of dozens of animals.
One of the most classic computer games, the game needs to introduction. You can also simply type Solitaire in Google’s search bar and the game will pop up right before your eyes!
The Valentine’s Day Game
For this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, Google released a cute Doodle featuring the pangolin, to raise awareness about the animal. If you missed the Google Doodle back in February, fret not! It is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner.
15. The Beethoven Game
2015 marked the 245th birthday of Beethoven. And Google celebrated the day with this interactive Doodle! All you have to do is help recompose some of the musician’s legendary compositions like Ode to Joy and Fifth Symphony
Galapagos Islands; Darwin’s Living Laboratory
This interactive Google Maps tool takes you through the Galapagos Islands using Street View imagery and experience how Charles Darwin devised the theory of evolution in 183
17. Pac Man
And who can forget the classic Pac Man? One of the greatest games, the Pac Man is also the oldest doodle on this year’s Google’s birthday spinner. First created in 2010 for Pac Man’s 30th birthday, Google has come up with a faithfully recreated interactive version of our all time favorite game for its birthday.
The renowned musician Clara Rockmore’s 105th birthday was celebrated by Google in 2016 with this interactive Google Doodle. Learn how to play the theremin as part of Google’s 19th birthday! The game is incredibly fun and increasingly educational.
The Pony Express Game
This Google Doodle marked the 155th anniversary of the Western Mail service. First released in 2015,. The Doodle is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner – collect letters, dodge obstacles and deliver the mails on a pony! The Pony Express is sure to take you back in time.
The Google Doodles have been one of a kind service of the company. And a confluence of Google Doodles sounds like the best way to wish a very happy birthday to Google!
Host to a search engine, an Instant Message (IM) facility, an online email service, photo and video sharing platforms, a website creator, an encyclopedia – these programs and applications make up for only 10 per cent of the services Google provides; the list is never ending. It won’t be wrong to say that ‘Google’ is now synonymous with the internet!
Can you think of the Internet without Google? I can’t.
Keeping the technicalities in mind, the Internet would be operations without Google. But, it would be a service without some of its best features like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Reader, Google news. Google! Google! Google!
While there are similar services alternatively provided by independent hosts but the world’s familiarity and dependence cannot be questioned, which makes it the undisputed ‘king’ of the Internet.
Here’s wishing you, a very happy birthday Google ! What would we do without you.