Well as according to the official website celebrating his 30th anniversary:
PAC-MAN is cultural icon whose popularity has crossed the globe for 30 years. This official PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary site is dedicated to telling the story of PAC-MAN through his games, gear, and accomplishments. His journey through the maze of gaming infamy is far from over! Be sure to check in as the story is told that is distinctly PAC-MAN!
Play the first ever interactive Google Doodle featuring PAC-MAN! This Google Doodle has PAC-MAN running around the custom built Google maze. Here’s for your view only: