Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users. Doodles are not limited to images, some of the doodles are even interactive and animated and you can spend fun time playing with them. Here is a list of 15 most amazing animated Google doodles over the years :
1. Jim Henson's 75th Birthday Doodle
This Doodle features 6 animated characters which users can manipulate using a mouse and keyboard.
|Play with Jim Henson's animated characters|
2. Google Heart Doodle
This Valentine's themed Doodle features a heart that follows your cursor and even confesses its love for you. Requires Java.
|Play with Heart Doodle|
3. Packman Doodle
A playable and fully functional rendition of the classic Pac-Man game reshaped into the Google logo. Click on "Insert Coin" to start the game.
|Play with Packman Doodle|
4. Les Paul Doodle
This doodle features an interactive guitar that can be played, and includes the ability to record and playback.
|Play with Les Paul Doodle|
5. Stanislaw Lem Doodle
The line drawing animation is a HTML5-powered, multilevel game in which you solve puzzles to reach new levels.
|Play with Stanislaw Len Doodle|
6. Interactive Doodle
The word "Google" is made up of a bunch of colorful particles. Move your mouse toward the particles and they scatter about the screen and attempt to return to form the logo
|Play with Interactive Doodle|
7. Earth Day Doodle
Place cursor on various creatures in this doodle to animate them.
|Play with Earth Day Doodle|
This Doodle features an interactive electronic synthesizer which can be played by clicking on its keys using the mouse. Like the Les Paul Doodle, it also includes the ability to record and playback.
|Play with Robert Moog's 78th Birthday Doodle|
9. Thanksgiving Doodle
This Doodle features a drawing of a turkey whose feathers and wings move when your cursor runs over it.
|Play with Thanksgiving Doodle|
This doodle gives a glimpse of the dancing skills of legendary American modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.
|Watch Martha Graham Doodle|
11. Jules Verne Doodle
This doodle emulates the science fiction novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. Drag the handle with your mouse to move the submarine.
|Play with Jules Verne Doodle|
This doodle moves on its own and can be controlled by mouse gestures. Moreover, you can even move it gravitationally by rocking your laptop side to side.
Note : You need an accelerometer-equipped laptop to move it gravitationally.
|Play Alexander Calder Doodle|
13. 160th Anniversary of first World's Fair Doodle
Hover your mouse to explore the doodle through a magnifying glass.
|Play with World's Fair Doodle|
14. Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday Doodle
The Google doodle features a vintage TV set that drew the Google logo in a manner similar to the "I Love Lucy" opening credits. Clicking on the "Play" button brought up a few seconds of various "Lucy" episodes.
|Watch Lucille Ball's Doodle|
15. Robert Benson's 200th Birthday Doodle
|Play with Robert Benson Doodle|
A complete list of Google Doodles can be found HERE.
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